No doubt I ran in After the poll was closed, wrote my mail, then ran out
again............I will go and turn the feature off now that I have made and
have the time to do so.
----- Original Message -----
From: "kentuckygin" <kygin@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 4:43 AM
Subject: [Marbling] Re: virus
> Jill.... I am curious as to why you didn't turn the attachment
> option off when the vote was final. The list was hit with a virus
> the last day the poll was open and has been hit again since then.
> The option was still open when I checked this morning. Why haven't
> you closed it?
> --- In Marbling@y..., "J Dolphin" <jdolphin@s...> wrote:
> > At the moment, the list allows email attachments--and this is the
> common way your computer gets 'infected'. Some readers are using
> virus screening software to detect the virus IN the attachments.
> Those that open the attachments without checking first are likely to
> pass on whatever is in the code. The digests that are sent out
> automatically will of course contain the attachment as well that also
> will have the virus. Where a virus has been identified, I go back
> into Yahoo and eliminate the infected message, but by then, the
> digest version of the list has already been sent. ....I put out a
> poll that quizzed readers whether or not the attachment feature
> should remain. Although the number of responses indicated a
> resounding no--the response itself was not fully indicative of the
> actual number of readers on the list. ...........There are pros and
> cons as to whether large email lists should have the attachment
> feature available and I generalize that the prevailing attitude is to
> not have them, as another preventative means to stop destructive
> virus power...Shortly I will turn off the feature that allows the
> attachments feature, as the poll indicates this need..........In the
> meantime, readers must be cautioned to use virus checking software on
> > Jill
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Ann
> > To: marbling@y...
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 7:36 PM
> > Subject: [Marbling] virus
> > I have received messages saying that the e-mails from this list
> have viruses in them. Has anyone else had this problem? This one said
> that RE: (marbling)Digest number 292
> > from "Susan Lightcap" is infected with W32/BadTrans@MM
> > Anybody else know what's going on?
> > annk
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