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Re: Earthlink and Swen

On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 22:56:59 -0800, Ross Boylan wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 03:08:23PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
> ...
>> I have all services locked down to localhost; my only connections to
>> the outside world are mail, news via nntpcached, web via squid... I run
>> Apache but it too is locked down to localhost.  My mail is run through my
>> ISP's (earthlink's) virus and spam filters before I get it (otherwise I'd
>> be getting like 10 Svens per day). I do see, from time to time, Apache
>> refusing connections attempts which are generally attacks by Windoze worms.
> I had a long talk with earthlink a month or two ago in which they told
> me they were not filtering out swen (and they certainly weren't; I got
> a ton).  Soon after that, I did see some swen-like stuff in their spam
> filter for my account (but I also saw plenty still coming at me).
> What's your basis for saying they are filtering out swen, rather than
> that you're just getting less swen?

I have no idea why you are attacking my veracity.  My statement is fact.

>From - Fri Dec  5 15:57:48 2003
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<HTML>You currently have EarthLink Virus Blocker powered by Symantec enabled.<br>The following attachments were infected and have been repaired:<br><br>No attachments are in this category.<br>
<br>The following infected attachments were deleted:<br><br>1. fdbq.exe: W32.Swen.A@mm<br>
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