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From: "Drew Nicholson" <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 19:53:00 GMT
References: <D1Pab.983$wS2.32759@eagle.america.net> <bkgtoi$16ae$1@otis.netspace.net.au> <raabb.531315$Ho3.90550@sccrnsc03> <3F6DAB32.F0AB2253@theworld.com> <cFibb.535047$Ho3.90588@sccrnsc03> <3f6def01.303430349@enews.newsguy.com>


"Brian M. Scott" <> wrote in message
news:...
> On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 14:33:44 GMT, "Drew Nicholson"
> <> wrote:
>
> >"David J. Starr" <> wrote in message
> >news:...
>
> >> Drew Nicholson wrote:
>
> >> > Keep your AV signatures up to date, patch your systems with the
latest
> >> > updates, and don't open attachments from people you don't know.
>
> >> For that matter, it's best not to open attachments from people you DO
> >> know. The virus spreads by emailing itself to everyone in the infected
> >> computer's address book. So if someone you do know gets infected, the
> >> virus will email itself to you, looking like it's coming from an old
> >> friend.
>
> >True, but if your AV is up to date and your system is patched, you're
ruling
> >out a lot of vulnerabilities.
>
> Especially if you use a mail program that won't let you open an
> attachment without first recommending that you save and scan it
> first.
>
> Brian

And if configured properly, both Outlook and Outlook Express can do that...



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