[OPE-L:4530] Re: viruses

From: Fred B. Moseley (fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 12:16:46 EST


Thanks for the tips.


On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, Allin Cottrell wrote:

> Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 11:59:23 -0500 (EST)
> From: Allin Cottrell <cottrell@wfu.edu>
> Reply-To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
> To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu
> Subject: [OPE-L:4529] viruses
> A quick tip, in the light of viruses sent to the list recently
> from Ajit's and Andrew's computers.
> _Never_ open an email attachment unless it both comes from
> someone you trust _and_ is described in an accompanying email
> text from the same party ("I am attaching a whatsit file called
> such-and-such").
> This won't guarantee your safety, but it will help. Safety is
> enhanced if you can ensure that your email reading software does
> NOT open attachments for you automatically (some mail readers do
> this, and it is a Very Bad Idea).  There is usually a
> configuration option somewhere to turn this madness off.
> Allin Cottrell.

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