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Re: Dumb users spread viruses
At 02:46 PM 2/8/2004, Paul Vixie wrote:
Do you honestly think that any IT manager is going to be successful getting an entire company to dump Outlook/Exchange and stop using anti-virus software? Do you have an example (within the North American area of interest to NANOG members) where this has actually happened?In this past year's tour of my friends and family, I've taken to removing their antivirus software at the same time I remove their spyware, and I've taken to installing Mozilla (with its IMAP client) as a way to keep the machine from having any dependency on anti-virus software. IT managers are encouraged to consider a similar move next time they're asked to approve the renewal costs of a campus-wide anti-virus license.
IMHO, if you can convince an Outlook/Exchange using company to dump MS for email, you can convince them to dump MS/Windoze OSs entirely, which is a much more complete way to solve this problem.
p.s. Please do not cc me on replies to the list. Please reply to the list only, or to me only (as you prefer) but not to both.