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From: Dean Scribner <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Virus messages are worse than viruses sometimes
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 17:03:15 -0800
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001 16:43:10 -0600 writes:
>But if your e-mail sorts incoming messages into folders, there is a good
chance >that seeing the message tells you which mailing list propagated
it. <g>. I'm >surprised that Snow White made it past both Rootsweb's
and Juno's servers.
I doubt that Snow White or any other virus made it past either Rootsweb's
or Juno's servers as an e-mail attachment. However a copy of the KAK
worm virus coming from another list made it past Juno's server to me.
Norton Antivirus caught it and quarantined it, so I could destroy it. It
did not come as an e-mail attachment, but rather was embedded in the body
of an e-mail message sent out in HTML format instead of plain text. I do
my best to discourage the use of HTML format in e-mail messages. Plain
text is easier to read and takes up a whole lot less space. And HTML can
cary a virus even without an attachment.
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