[pcductape] Re: How does this happen?

  • From: Scott McNay <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Pam <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 19:18:04 -0500

Hi Pam,

Friday, May 28, 2004, 11:52:34 PM, you wrote:

P> Interesting, Joe.  I suspect it is because of some of the wording in
P> this email. Scott and I played with a similar situation a month or 2 ago 
P> every time he sent a particular email to the group I got an alert. We
P> took it off list, experimented and learned it was some text in the email that
P> caused the false alert.

Yes, it seems that some email virus scanners are simple-minded; they
scan the message that Lisa attached, and detect it as being infected
-- even though the infected part had been deleted already.


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