Re: Virus incident
On Wednesday 21 November 2001 20:11, Josh Everist wrote:
> Well I can take responsibility for the messages from
> 'firstname.lastname@example.org', however if the Debian User mailing
> list didn't send out viruses in the first place, there
> wouldn't be the automated reply.
I think you mean outlook express 5; not the Debian user mailing
list. The mailing list is simply doing what it's supposed to.
Oh, I see what you're getting at, so is outlook express.
Geesh why didn't I think of that way in the first place.
> The same goes for the YODA messages.
> In all honesty I've merely kept up with my software and virus
> updates and don't actually know why my software automatically
Thank you for protecting us.
> However, if there were no response, it wouldn't be nearly as
> obvious that the email from email@example.com was viral.
> So, if there's any way the mailing list can filter out the
> viruses in the first place, you won't see the automated
> messages. At any rate I hope people go after the real
> culprit(the sender of the virus) and don't take it out on us.
> Josh Everist
So what you're saying is it's not your responsibility what you
post to the list. That makes sense.
I guess you could just think of it the same as someone
forgetting to remove mailing lists from their vacation/holiday
Geesh, why didn't I think of that way in the first place.
Well, you impressed me with the first half of the first
sentence, after that you blew it.