RE: [John_Lit] Virus-generated Messages
Thanks very much for the helpful note and for the warning about the virus.
"the truth will set you free"
From: Felix Just, S.J. [SMTP:fjust@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 4:59 PM
Subject: [John_Lit] Virus-generated Messages
Group moderator here, to clarify some misconceptions caused by the
sent by Rev. Rodney J. Koopmans this morning.
The virus-generated message (with subject line ">>too,>> >>
>>pulledaway", and with text "For forgiveness and hugging...") was sent out
ONCE to the whole group this morning. It was not sent
there is no need to unsubscribe or lynch the sender.
This message itself did not contain or transmit the virus to our
fact, to help prevent the spread of viruses, no attachments can be
along with any messages distributed to this list. If a message
the group has any sort of file attached, the attachment is first
the Yahoo!Groups server before the text-only message is sent out to
However, due to the nature of this particular virus (identified by
Koopmans as win32magistr.A and kakworm.A) some of the members of
list may have gotten several or even MANY copies of the same
message today. One member has reported receiving about 60 copies of
same message! This duplication is not caused by the Yahoo!Groups
nor by Rev. Koopmans computer alone, but seems to be caused by
mail-transmitting computers between the original sender and the
So... if you received more than one of these messages today, simply
the unwanted messages, but please don't write to the group to
this. We are aware of the problem, and Rev. Koopmans has already
his computer with an anti-Virus program.
But please also be patient! Based on my previous experience with a
virus a few weeks ago, some people did not receive multiple copies
(and probably don't even know what all this fuss is about), while
received many copies. Moreover, if you already received several
might continue to receive more of them in the next few days (but
with decreasing frequency) before all the affected e-mail servers
cleaned. So please continue to be patient, and simply delete the
Felix Just, S.J. - Dept. of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University - 7900 Loyola Blvd.
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