LISTADMIN Attchments (was Re: Check this)

Rzepa, Henry h.rzepa at
Tue Sep 28 18:47:43 BST 1999

Apologies for a 4 day gap in monitoring, been away at a Conference.

 Can I take this opportunity to re-iterate that email attachments are
deprecated at this list. We received the  Melissa virus via such an attachment,
and in the example below a vbs (visual basic ?) file is bound to raise suspicions.

Can I please ask all list members  NOT to send attachments. If you have
some information to send us, include it in the body.

Can I also indicate that vcf cards are also not welcome.

For the specific file below, I have (carefully) examined it, firstly
with  Norton antivirus  6.0 (September update) and found nothing.
Microsoft Word visual basic macro editor also finds the file entirely
empty. This may be because  Norton has already removed anything offending
before  I opened it, or perhaps because the file  WAS empty (in which case
I have to ask Bob Harris why he is sending an empty attachment),
or perhaps because it might contain something too clever 

Whatever the diagnosis,  I would strongly recommend that you do 
NOT attempt to process this file, and you should delete it, and check
your disk with an up to date  virus checker.

Meanwhile, I will attempt to prevent this list from redistributing

>Have fun with these links.
>Content-Type: application/octet-stream;
>	name="LINKS.VBS"
>Content-Disposition: attachment;
>	filename="LINKS.VBS"
>Attachment converted: G3:LINKS.VBS (????/----) (0007D985)

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