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June 1999, Week 3


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"Blobaum, Paul" <[log in to unmask]>
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Blobaum, Paul
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 12:23:35 -0500
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First of all, MEDLIB-L supposedly does not permit people to post file
attachments to the list. People ignore this, and since the list has not
been policed rigorously, they get away with it.

Second of all, why would you want to download something that you didn't
ask for, just to take a look at it, to take a chance on infecting your
computer with a virus??  "computer savvy" people ignore the file
attachments and delete ASAP, if our antivirus programs haven't already
done it for us.

Paul Blobaum, Medical Librarian
Silver Cross Hospital           [log in to unmask]
1200 Maple Road       
Joliet, IL  60432

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Linda Morgan [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 12:08 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Attachments
> This isn't a library question, but we have so many computer savvy
> people on
> the list I am sure someone can relieve my ignorance.  Many of the
> emails I
> receive on the list seem to have attachments which my program offers
> me the
> chance to download.  However, the messages themselves seem to be
> complete and
> usually have no reference to downloading anything.  I never download
> these
> things on the grounds that there may be something infesting them.  Am
> I being
> paranoid? Is this just a way to download the email itself without all
> the
> routing stuff?  If anyone could clear this up for me, I would
> appreciate it.
> Linda M. Morgan, MLS
> ACCMA Library
> Oakland CA