You may want to check out Trendmicro.com or Symantec.com for client protection. Chris Whisonant Comporium Senior Mid-Range Systems Administrator IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2 IBM Certified Associate System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6 803.326.7270 (W) 803.326.6142 (F) chris.whisonant@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Steve Landess <sjl_123@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: CWHISONANT@xxxxxxxxxxx 09/24/2003 09:46 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject Re: Microsoft emal virus > Adam wrote: > You might want to tell them that the customer is also sending out emails > claiming to be from microsoft and that you are going to have to report the > ISP and client to Microsoft as well. > In fact, sounds like a splendid idea... I would start forwarding the virus-bearing emails to the abuse account at both ISP's - yours and the offender's...send them to abuse@whateverdomain, with a brief message indicating that you believe it contains a virus. They need the headers to investigate, so send full headers...Hotmail has a procedure for forwarding them that will show full headers, after you send the first one to them they'll send you back an email with a procedure for showing full headers. After setting up around 30 filters on my paid Hotmail account, I have caught most of the virus-bearing emails and delete them immediately. The ones that aren't caught end up in a folder named viruses, where I can then review them to see why my filters didn't catch them. Once I revise my filter rules, I delete the virus-bearing email. Not perfect, but works for now, until I can get away from using Outlook Express to read my email. It sucks that my McAfee virus-protection software (Home Edition, Version 7.03.6000) doesn't seem to work properly as far as screening the incoming attachments. I'm up-to-date on my DAT files (4.0.4294, Sept. 18). I'm not too worried about getting infected, since it will notify me if I try to open or save an attachment containing a virus of which it is aware. However, it would be nice if it quarantined them as they came in. I have called McAfee support on a couple of occasions trying to get answers, but their free customer service also sucks...if you need any *real* problems solved, you have to have a paid support contract. When the free updates expire, I'm going to switch to another package...any suggestions? Steve > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 8:28 PM > Subject: RE: Microsoft emal virus > > > > The fine folks at keyway.net technical staff say it's not their fault if > > their users send viruses, and they let anything through their servers as > > long as it comes from a registered user. But if we call and tell them, > > they'll "let the responsible party know". > > > > Not a particularly proactive response. > > > > Joe > > > > > > > From: Joe Pluta > > > > > > Has anybody looked at the headers of the "MS bulletins" you've been > > > receiving? EVERY ONE of mine comes from the same mail server: > > > > > > Return-Path: <vinproduct@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > > Received: from mail.keyway.net (mail.keyway.net [220.127.116.11]) > > > > > > My guess is that if you block this address in your spam filters, > > you'll > > > get rid of the majority of this junk. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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