Perhaps one should ask why it is we need virus scanning software and work on
the underlying problem. I think virus scanning software is just a patch to
get around deficiencies in Operating Systems and Applications Software.
Proper operating systems which protect themselves (Unix to some extent (esp.
'hardened or secure systems', and OS/390 to a greater extent) do not exhibit
such a problem, due to design considerations.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Lisa Bohm
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 9:36 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Email Client Suggestion
> Not to beat a dead horse, but is there any particular reason why
> people just absolutely refuse to use anti-virus programs to begin
> with? No offense, John, but there are so many users (not necessarily
> the target audience on this list) that would not be able to use
> pine because it's not the most user friendly. Using a virus protection
> program will not only protect someone, but will thus allow them the
> freedom to select a more user-friendly program.
> I certainly don't enjoy advocating spending money on one company
> over another, but at this point with the KLEZ generating so much
> traffic on my MJ servers due to the people using the MSFT product
> and having list addresses in their address books, I am still at a loss
> that people still don't believe in purchasing and keeping up to date
> a virus scanning program.
> Just my $0.02.