From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Dec 05 2001 - 10:44:04 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> I don't know if the list has fallen to virus attacks but
> following up on Michael's note, I'm offering up:
> Also, at least one extropian accidentally propagated the
> WORM_BADTRANS.B Virus on Monday. See:
> I wasn't infected because I don't have #*!&%#* MS Outlook
> on my machine -- even though I *stupidly* transferred the
> attachment from UNIX to Windows and clicked on the file.
> I mean, after all, you can trust attachments from Extropians
> can't you?

Yes, I got several such messages from "Ryan Richardson". Since I use
Netscape, I was able to safely delete them. Since it seems that it is
impossible for Microsoft to completely protect Outlook from these sorts
of worms, I would propose that the list majordomo bounce all mail
originating from Outlook clients. List members should only use clients
that do not have such major flaws.

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