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Re: Fw: Spice girls' vocal concert

At 07:36 AM 5/24/2002, Bill Fox wrote:
>Dear Kim,
>Do you have the capability to block all attachments from being 
>retransmitted to
>list members?  I feel it's a wise choice to do so if possible, for obvious

Bill, as far as I know these viruses are not going through the list. The 
message header you pasted below indicates that pretty clearly. The virus 
forges random email addresses in the from: field, so what you see in from 
is not where the virus really came from. That seems to confuse a lot of 
people, and some have thought a virus came from the list when it did not. 
You have to look at the received: fields in the message header. If you 
do see something like that go through the list, let me know.

The LD list does reject posts based on file size, which would stop most of 
these things if somehow they were directed to the list. The list also 
doesn't allow posting unless the sender is subscribed to the list. I see 
the list rejecting  virus and spam mails this way all the time. I've long 
planned to reject attachments also, but haven't gotten around to it.


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>From: douglas <douglas@idealab.com>
>Subject: Spice girls' vocal concert
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>----- Original Message -----
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>Subject: Spice girls' vocal concert
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Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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