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Re: other virus damages/costs.....(hello ?)

  • From: jlewis
  • Date: Mon Feb 02 08:45:58 2004

On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Mike Tancsa wrote:

> Looking at my disk stats, my mail storage spool has grown by 15% in the 
> past week not due the deluge of viruses which I can block and reject, but 
> in large part to those idiotic "Hi, I am sorry in a happy idiotic way to 
> inform you that the message you sent has a virus" messages....  As almost 
> all of them forge their email address, what is the point of warning the 
> "sender."  Even better, I wake up this am to 285 (and growing) messages 
> below telling me that someone at skynet is trying to send me a virus 
> message and it cc's 64 other people.  Nice.

Enough people are sufficiently annoyed by antivirus 
notifications/advertisements that they're starting to ask for DNSBLs of 
systems that send them.  I suspect before long, there will be some.

But this really doesn't seem to be NANOG material.  Try spam-l or 

 Jon Lewis *[email protected]*|  I route
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