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Re: WARNING - Virus infected messages on list

Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> wrote:
>I hearby propose that the list automatically reject all postings that
>appear to have been sent using MS Outlook.   this way this garbage
>won't happen each and every time ya new Outlook worm comes out.

I hereby propose we don't. This stuff doesn't harm us, and Outlook users
have more than enough ways to share worms with each other already.
Blocking it would inconvenience a lot of people for little gain.

I remember when I had to use Exchange at work[1] once ... yuck. We
weren't allowed to install anything else. Fortunately I worked out how
to get telnet sessions out through the firewall reasonably quickly, and
I probably wouldn't have sent mailing lists to work anyway, but I'm
fortunate in having alternative facilities.

[1] ... and, in case you're wondering, I don't work there any more.

>/me is VERY tempted to write a procmail rule to scan for X-Mailer:
>MS Outhouse and file it all into /dev/null.

Choosing to block it yourself is a different matter, of course.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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