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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: [TMG] RootsWeb's filtering
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 21:42:10 -0600
At 05:03 PM 1/20/01 -0800, Dean Scribner wrote:
>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.
And that is why RootsWeb does not pass through messages with HTML, styles,
or attachments. Only plain text messages are permitted. Anything else will
bounce to the list admin, and the list subscribers *never see it*. There is
also a "Spam Detective" that has not let a single piece of real junk mail
through to any of my lists, and believe me it has caught MANY.
Rootsweb List Admin for VTGEN, VTCALEDO, VTLAMOIL, VTORANGE, VTWINDSO,
FELCH, FORBUSH, LAMSON, LOWER, ROUSSEAU, and RUSSEAU
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