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RE: [John_Lit] Virus-generated Messages

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  • Thatcher, Tom
    Felix, Thanks very much for the helpful note and for the warning about the virus. Respectfully, --tom Tom Thatcher CBC&S (513) 244-8172
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 11, 2001
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      Felix,

      Thanks very much for the helpful note and for the warning about the virus.

      Respectfully,
      --tom

      Tom Thatcher
      CBC&S
      (513) 244-8172
      tom.thatcher@... <mailto:tom.thatcher@...>
      "the truth will set you free"


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Felix Just, S.J. [SMTP:fjust@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 4:59 PM
      To: johannine_literature@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [John_Lit] Virus-generated Messages

      Group moderator here, to clarify some misconceptions caused by the
      message
      sent by Rev. Rodney J. Koopmans this morning.

      The virus-generated message (with subject line ">>too,[]>> >>
      >>pulled
      away", and with text "For forgiveness and hugging...") was sent out
      only
      ONCE to the whole group this morning. It was not sent
      intentionally, so
      there is no need to unsubscribe or lynch the sender.

      This message itself did not contain or transmit the virus to our
      group. In
      fact, to help prevent the spread of viruses, no attachments can be
      sent
      along with any messages distributed to this list. If a message
      posted to
      the group has any sort of file attached, the attachment is first
      removed by
      the Yahoo!Groups server before the text-only message is sent out to
      the
      group.

      However, due to the nature of this particular virus (identified by
      Rev.
      Koopmans as win32magistr.A and kakworm.A) some of the members of
      this
      list may have gotten several or even MANY copies of the same
      spurious
      message today. One member has reported receiving about 60 copies of
      the
      same message! This duplication is not caused by the Yahoo!Groups
      servers,
      nor by Rev. Koopmans computer alone, but seems to be caused by
      several other
      mail-transmitting computers between the original sender and the
      recipients.

      So... if you received more than one of these messages today, simply
      delete
      the unwanted messages, but please don't write to the group to
      complain about
      this. We are aware of the problem, and Rev. Koopmans has already
      cleaned
      his computer with an anti-Virus program.

      But please also be patient! Based on my previous experience with a
      similar
      virus a few weeks ago, some people did not receive multiple copies
      at all
      (and probably don't even know what all this fuss is about), while
      others
      received many copies. Moreover, if you already received several
      copies, you
      might continue to receive more of them in the next few days (but
      hopefully
      with decreasing frequency) before all the affected e-mail servers
      are
      cleaned. So please continue to be patient, and simply delete the
      unwanted
      messages.

      Thanks!
      Felix
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Felix Just, S.J. - Dept. of Theological Studies
      Loyola Marymount University - 7900 Loyola Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90045-8400 - Ph (310) 338-5933
      Homepage: http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/~fjust
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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