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Dr W Meier-Augenstein <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Feb 2004 07:54:32 -0000
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Dear Howard,

You are quite right. Most virus and worm e-mails will have a Subject,
which is why I said providing one does not solve this problem. I assumed
(wrongly perhaps?) that most of us have set up some mail filtering rules
to minimize the risk of receiving / opening infected e-mail. Hence, the
request for descriptive and unique subject words. I have yet to see a
virus e-mail with something like "isotope", "lake sediments" or
"collagen"  in the subject.

My filtering rules include subject words like "winner", "hi there",
"confidential business opportunity", "fortune" and so forth and such
like, as well as a rule if the Subject is empty. Messages falling in
either category are deleted or moved, respectively.

Anyhow, I've got to get back to my 2nd pint of coffee before it gets



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stable Isotope Geochemistry
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Howard Sanford
> Sent: 30 January 2004 14:27
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SPAM?:#] RE: messages to list without giving a
> Subject and recent W32 worm
> Actually, most all worms or viruses *will* have a subject
> line and, of course, some type of attachment. That's usually
> the dangerous part, unless of couse its an HTML message with
> java-script and you're using Microsoft Out-o-luck with
> security set low or disabled. A message without a subject and
> no attachment can usually just be chalked up to either a
> newbie or someone who hasn't had as much coffee you yet ;)
> Howard
> Howard Sanford
> 919-513-3039
> North Carolina State University
> Dept. of Soil Science
> Box 7619
> 3114 Williams Hall
> Raleigh, NC 27695