I am not so sure that we should throw these messages out. They serve a
1. You are being reminded constantly that these are a lot of
virus-infected messages out there, perhaps this will help drive home the
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.
There is also the fact that this would not solve the problem as:
1. infected messages continue to get through in the absence of
appropriate virus definitions.
2. I get tons of "undeliverable message" errors on account of infected
systems sending email to bogus addresses with my address in the "FROM:"
Let people filter "[VIRUS REMOVED]" as filter "[SPAM]" and other
undesirable mail. The REAL technology solution to these problems (if
there ever is one) is not yet here. Something about dumping mail
without any receipt makes me nervous. Perhaps these reservations are
silly and we should do it anyway... just my .02 euros....
Frank Swasey 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 ===