Email virus refers to a type of a computer virus that spreads via email messages. It can attach itself to an email message as a link or an attachment. An email virus can be difficult to stop as it replicates by sending copies of itself to every email in the victim’s address book.
See also: email spoofing, email hoax, email signature
As an email virus can replicate, it often spreads by sending itself to everybody in the person’s address book. It often contains an attachment and a short message, urging the person to open the file.
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