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Re: Email virus protection

  • From: John Palmer
  • Date: Wed Aug 20 15:55:52 2003

Hey - they aren't supposed to be using their work e-mail for stuff
other than work - especially in a banking environment. 

I would be unhappy if my bank did not exclude executables from 
outside e-mail.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary E. Miller" <>
To: "Jack Bates" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 14:29
Subject: Re: Email virus protection

> Yo Jack!
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2003, Jack Bates wrote:
> > The best method for protection of your network (by limiting exposure of
> > your users to viruses) is to strip executable files. We replace the
> > files with a small text file mentioning the filename and a brief
> > description of why we stripped it and who to contact if they need the file.
> I love guys like you.  All my customers once had (still have) admins
> that filtered and cleaned their email for them.  Also added
> firewalls for their protection.  Now they are my customers because they
> do not want your protections.
> What you are doing is certainly proper in some cases.  I would hope
> BofA learned that lesson after the last worm attack that killed their
> ATM network.  That also means a lot of bank employees need to also have
> an ISP account from me to do things they can not do with their email on
> the job.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Gary E. Miller Rellim 20340 Empire Blvd, Suite E-3, Bend, OR 97701
>  Tel:+1(541)382-8588 Fax: +1(541)382-8676

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