One simple way to prevent viruses is to
You can do this with the TABOO parts of
This will prevent the automatic opening of any
attachment... (since there would not be an attachment)
"Bob Shepherd, Screen Play" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
% I may be very wrong but I don't see how you can reasonably scan listers'
% attachments for viruses (especially attachments working under different OSs
% ... and maybe the MS Word viruses aren't executable viruses but macro
% viruses?) ... and even if the software exists I imagine it would slow
% everything down.
% I'd also be wary about the responsibility. Your subscribers might assume
% they can depend on your protection and then get very angry with/sue you if
% something slips through. I tend to prohibit attachments on my lists and
% recommend that subscribers mail attachments privately. If you have to offer
% attachment capability, personally I'd issue waivers that make subscribers
% responsible for their own virus protection.
% Bob Shepherd
% -----Original Message-----
% From: majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM
% [mailto:majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM]On Behalf Of David Gibbs
% Sent: 07 January 2000 22:12
% To: majordomo-users@GreatCircle.COM
% Subject: Virus protection for MJ lists?
% Can anyone recommend a good virus protection product for use with
% MJ lists under Linux (2.0.36 kernel)?
% A number of my subscribers have taken to attaching ms word docs
% to mailing lists ... and some of them are turning up with viruses.
% I'd like to protect the rest of my subscribers from the mistakes of
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