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RE: Suspicious email message intercepted

From: Thornley, David
Subject: RE: Suspicious email message intercepted
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 13:25:23 -0500

What happens if someone wants to post a vbs script that works with


Fortunately, that's at least less likely.  Most of us deal with CVS on Unix
boxes of some sort, and Virus-writers' Benefactor System doesn't run on
Of course, we have had automated complaints about Perl, and I would imagine
that lots of us use Perl.  Still, some people have to deal with CVS on NT
boxes, and I suppose they may use such tools.

It wouldn't be so bad if (by my count) six different automated checkers
hadn't posted to the list, and if we couldn't expect the same six to
do so again the next time somebody uses Outlook absent-mindedly.

Could we filter out the incoming messages so that they would have to be
from somebody on the list, rejecting messages from people like

On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 10:26:32AM -0700, Stephen Rasku wrote:
> Richard Wesley wrote:
> >
> >One wonders which causes more damage - lame virii from socially 
> inept 
> >teenagers or endless warnings from well-meaning servers...
> >
> Exactly.  Would it be possible to configure the list to drop .vbs 
> submissions so we don't have this problem?


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