TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Virus Checking, was: On Bluefrog

Virus Checking, was: On Bluefrog

Danny Burstein (
Wed, 5 Oct 2005 02:50:59 UTC

( I originally wrote "virus chacking", with the second word being a
manglement, so to speak, of "checking" and "whacking". Might be a good

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I do the same thing here. Although I am
.... [ snip ] ...
> to examine, claim or destroy those items. Naturally I get between 75-100
> viruses most days, and about the same number of spams at my
> account. Little check boxes allow for deliver, destroy, .....

While filters for "spam" have a pretty serious risk/tradeoff of false
positives, so simply sending all suspicious e-mail to the garbage is
risky (but often done at of necessity...) many of the current
anti-virus products are pretty good

You might want to check with your various ISPs (or the e-mail clients
you're using) to see if there's a simple "kill all viruses and
executables" e-mail.

That would help make your situation a bit more manageble.

Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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