On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 10:00:35AM -0400, Bernie Cosell wrote:
> On 19 May 2001, at 22:15, Tim Pierce wrote:
> > On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 10:48:44AM -0400, Nick Simicich wrote:
> > >
> > > There are no legit virus notifications, except the ones that come from
> > > virus companies.
> > That's kind of the attitude I'm taking these days. If I thought
> > that we could instruct the users how to tell a warning of a real
> > virus from a bogus rumor, then we would pursue that.
> But *what* are you _warning_ them about?
Nothing. We don't permit attachments to be posted to mailing lists.
> Why not just send them a constant stream of "there are still zillions of
> email viruses afoot, don't open attachments"?
Because I don't believe it's our job. We don't allow attachments,
we don't allow executable content, and we block most virus warnings.
End of story. I don't want virus hysteria to distract me from
doing my job.