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   Re: virus alert!!! Re: Important Message From Fred McLain

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  • From: jeremy@omsys.com (Jeremy H. Griffith)
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 00:37:34 GMT

On Sat, 27 Mar 1999 00:01:43 GMT, Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

>> It would be
>> good if you warned your correspondents not to open the attachment.
>This suggests that the message was sent in good faith, something I
>find hard to believe.  People sending genuine messages to mailing
>lists don't say "Here is that document you asked for ... don't show
>anyone else".  I've mailed abuse@cdgpd.com but for all I know they
>are spammers themselves.

Yeesh.  The *worm* sent the message, just like with happy99.  All
poor Fred did was open it, which in some mailers is automatic...
That is the nature of a worm; it sends itself on.  Get used to it.
And make sure you never, ever, load a Word/PowerPoint/Excel doc
in such a way that the Auto macros can run... which is real hard 
to avoid...

--Jeremy H. Griffith     <jeremy@omsys.com>

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