Rather than write my own opinion, I'll plagiarize and append one that
quotes one with which I wholly agree.
Sorry about the meta-message,
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From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Mike Austin
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:52 AM
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Subject: Re: should virus laden email be dropped?
Rather than write my own opinion, I'll just quote one that exactly
what I would have said:
On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, J. Greg MacKinnon wrote:
> I am not so sure that we should throw these messages out. They serve
> few functions:
> 1. You are being reminded constantly that these are a lot of
> virus-infected messages out there, perhaps this will help drive home
> lesson that you MUST be cautions with unsolicited email.
> 2. There are occasional false positives and rare
> legitimate-yet-infected messages which perhaps should not be dropped.
> Let people filter "[VIRUS REMOVED]" as filter "[SPAM]" and other
> undesirable mail.
I think letting people choose if they want to drop them is a good idea,
and we'll be adding functionality to the web based filtering programs to
do so soon.
The thought of throwing away email with no notification for all users
makes me very nervous.