Re: Virus

David McFadzean (
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 17:03:19 -0600

At 06:13 PM 14/07/97 -0400, wrote:
>This contradicts what I think I know about virii. My understanding was that
>e-mail cannot transmit computer viruses...only memetic ones. That for a
>virus to be forwared it was necessary for executable code to be
>transfered..which email is not.
>Would someone please explain this to me?

The message you received *is* a memetic virus. It caused you to
propagate the virus by posting it to this mailing list.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Kumo Software Corp.