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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000040.txt from 2001/02

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: [kl] Be careful of MAILER-DAEMON messages
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 09:37:57 -0500

Twice today I have received messages purporting to be from the MAILER-DAEMON but are really viruses.

Messages from a MAILER-DAEMON are normally messages from a mail server telling you that there's been some problem with a message _you_ sent. In both these cases there was an executable (.exe) file attached.

DO NOT OPEN EXECUTABLE FILES PURPORTING TO BE FROM THE MAILER-DAEMON! The most a MAILER-DAEMON should have is a problem report and a copy of a message _you_ sent. Anything more (attachments other than text) are _highly_ suspect!

Mark C.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to
build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to
produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
- Wico de Leeuw

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