[PD] [CALL FOR ACTION] about worms and virusses

richard.bowers at ntlworld.com richard.bowers at ntlworld.com
Thu Jan 31 15:49:52 CET 2002

Maybe there should be an introductory email for new list users giving advice 
on how to protect against worms and viruses - no matter which client they 
use. It should be a practical guide - not just a warning - listing any known 
methods for commonly used clients. I personally object to the tyranny of 
blocking users on the basis of the clients they use when they are only using 
them in good faith.

On 31 Jan 2002 at 9:26, justin c. rounds wrote:

> i agree that outlook makes it far too easy for viruses and worms to
> propagate, but i think threatening the outlook users of this list with
> removal isn't the right approach. the only reason i use outlook is to
> read email on my palm pilot (i tried eudora and it sucks), and would
> be very sad if i could not participate on these lists because of my
> choice of email client. however,  i do think that it's necessary for
> outlook users to educate themselves about the potential hazards
> associated with using outlook and what measures can be done to avoid
> them.

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