Can CIT be absolutely sure that it would delete ONLY messages that DO have
a virus, not everything that looks a virus? In the past, I have seen files
flagged as infected when in reality they were benign. I just get a little
nervous when someone else starts deciding what mail is deliverable and what
mail is not.
We have, on occasion, identified an infected computer by the mail that is
coming from that machine. If infected messages are deleted, then we would
not have this ability.
I am concerned that by deleting the mail before it is delivered makes the
problem become transparent. People are no longer cognizant of the
magnitude of the virus problem. They will become complacent and not pay
attention to the issue.
I would suggest that CIT continue to add <Virus Removed> to the subject
line and let individuals filter it out.
.At 08:26 AM 3/30/2004, you wrote:
>I would like to solicit comments and opinions from the community about
>whether we should deliver or delete email that is found to contain a
>In our current environment, we will remove the virus from the email and
>modify the subject to include the phrase "[VIRUS REMOVED]" to indicate
>that a virus was found and deleted.
>What do you think? Should we continue in this way or just delete the
>Thank you for your consideration,
>Frank Swasey | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
>Systems Programmer | Always remember: You are UNIQUE,
>University of Vermont | just like everyone else.
> === God bless all inhabitants of your planet ===