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RE: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?

  • From: Claire Kelly
  • Date: Wed Aug 20 13:18:23 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];823980

Cheers,
Cade Kelly
System/Network Administrator
ECONnergy Co. Inc
Spring Valley, NY


-----Original Message-----
From: Wesley Vaux [mailto:Wesley.Vaux@globalknowledge.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 11:58 AM
To: 'Stephen J. Wilcox'; Joe Maimon
Cc: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: RE: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?



At 10:30:43 my systems rebooted after installing hotfix "Windows 2000 Hotfix
KB823980 was installed" and machines rebooted.  Any ideas on how to remove
this or what it may be?

		Wes Vaux, CCNA, CCDA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen J. Wilcox [mailto:steve@telecomplete.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 10:33 AM
To: Joe Maimon
Cc: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: To send or not to send 'virus in email' notifications?




On Wed, 20 Aug 2003, Joe Maimon wrote:

> 
> Considering the amount of email traffic generated by responding to 
> forged  virus laden email from culprits like sobig should email virus 
> scanning systems be configured to send notifications back to sender or
not?

well if you dont tell them they wont know, altho with sobig the return
address 
is false anyhow

it would probably be best to cache the sender/virus combinations and send a 
single message per 7 days 

Steve




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