On 12:38 AM 12/2/2001 -0800, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
>>So what's off topic? Virus warnings,
>you know what? As bad as it's gotten "out there", I finally gave up on this.
>Sometimes, you need to spread the word.
I disagree. As bad as it's gotten "out there", sending virus warnings just
makes it WORSE. People fall into a trap of "since I haven't seen any virus
warnings lately, it's safe to open all attachments" and each successive
virus outbreak IS worse because of it.
I slam people who post virus warnings, and remind all readers that if you
rely on virus warnings to tell you if any given attachment is safe or not
you WILL end up with a virus, sooner or later, and the only safe way to
avoid viruses is to learn how to identify a suspect email and stay alert,
and not let your software open (or preview) email attachments for you.
As a result, people on my (non-technical) lists (the people on the
technical lists are already not likely :-) are far less likely to get or