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From: "Kev Turner" <>
Subject: Re: are there two Pat Reids?
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 18:20:16 +0100
Had to reply...
there is no weirdo sending viruses using your mail address. This is
just the 'Badtrans' virus in action. Any mail that sits unanswered in
your mail box can be infected by the Badtrans virus IF it is attached
to another message waiting. Confusing, I know, but this is how this
particular virus moves around. The virus is passed unintentionally and
unknowingly and is pretty difficult to stop. It is relatively harmless
but slows up the mail by clogging the system with panicky messages and
forwards of itself..
The virus attaches itself to unread mail in your box and then after
selecting a little of the body of that mail it emails itself back to
the sender so that it looks like a reply from you. It attaches a '>
Look to the attachment' note to the mail, and then those who are not
in the know look at the attachment, unwittingly let the virus onto
their system, and then people start writing to you to say 'Hey, you
infected me, you horror...' etc., when in fact you know nothing of
what's going on.
Don't unsubscribe. In fact, if you were to wait until the weirdoes
were off this list you'd wait a long time!! And if you unsubbed how
would you know they had gone?!
Best wishes, and I hope this has helped.
Kev TURNER (English Lake District)
exploring (in alphabetical order)
BELL, BINNS, BIRTWHISTLE, BROADLEY, DEAKIN, DUCE, GREENWOOD, HARDACRE,
HARRISON, HODGSON, HORSMAN, JACKSON, LISTER, MCDONNEL(L), MOOR,
PETTY, REED, SMITH, STELL, STEPHENSON, SUGDEN, THOMAS, TURNER, WALKER,
WILLIAMS, WINDLE, WOODCOCK,
in Keighley, Kildwick, Silsden, Sutton, and
BRADLEY, GRAYSON (GRESHIN), JARVIS, LOCKWOOD, OLIVER, SEARLE, SMITH,
TIFFANY, TURNER, TYAS, WILKINSON, WINTERBURN,
in Bingley, Huddersfield, Rothwell, Wakefield
ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE NOT MINE!! DO NOT OPEN!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Reid" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 12:35 AM
Subject: are there two Pat Reids?
> My name keeps appearing on your site for mail I did not post. Are
there two Pat Reids on your list? My name and E Mail address was
also attached to somethings I did not sent. I don't know if someone
is using my address to spread viruses through your system. It seems
you have strange things going on on this web site right now so I am
unsubscribing as soon as I post this message. Thanks to all the
sincere people who have helped me in the past few weeks. Maybe I'll
try again in a few months when all the weirdo's have gotten off this