[pcductape] Re: New Virus

  • From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 21:16:17 -0700

Hi Jan,
Nice to hear your ISP is helping with the Spam.

My ISP filter also was blocking Topica, so I had to put it on the white list.
My blocked Spam emails run around a hundred a day.

Bob Noble
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan L. Hodges" <Siriuswriter@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 9:17 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: New Virus

| Swen was an absolute nightmare even if none of the attachments were ever
| opened on my computer. In less than five days I received more than 1200.
| They were either a variation of the Microsoft security patch type or
| apparently warning me of a failed message attempt. Each virus laden message
| had an attachment of between 146-153k.
| Earthlink was caught totally unprepared and never did initiate any measures
| to warn or protect their customers or their own servers. Outlook express
| would crash from the onslaught, web mail would fill up so quickly you
| couldn't keep up. Or sign in because "authentication servers" were down.
| When I consulted Pobox.com, my mail forwarder, I found they have spam
| filters which I had never activated. Once I did, mail ran so much more
| smoothly. I don't know how they do it but they caught very little that
| wasn't spam. Interestingly, the few pieces of legit mail was from Topica
| groups. For whatever reason, Topica seems to be problem prone as far as
| being identified as spam.
| Jan...who is no longer with Earthlink

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