From: Hannu Kaikonen (
Date: Tue May 15 2001 - 08:10:39 EEST

At 10:53 14.5.2001 -0400, you wrote:
>To All,
>It is simply ludicrous to see the number of viruses that are sent through
>the RPML.
No to mention the complains about known viruses being sent through rp-ml... ;)

Seriously - viruses are a problem, but the problem can be reduced by these
rather simple tasks (yup, here it is once again)
a) configure your email software so that it will not open any attachments
automagically (If you decide to open an attachment manually, check that it
is what it claims to be e.g. homepage.html.VBS is definately NOT a
homepage, it's a Visual Basic Script - ie. a possible virus)
b) dispale all autosend routines from you software
c) NEVER open ANY attachments you're not 110% sure about
d) try to follow news about known viruses (sign up for a virus notification
list or something)
e) get a virus detector and keep it updated...


>Something needs to be done!
It's being done...

Just hold your horses a while longer, thanx. We're just a few clicks away...

Hannu Kaikonen
aka Rapid Dude

For more information about the rp-ml, see

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