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Re: Virus attachments?
The only way that viruses can be eliminated from mailing lists that is
totally reliable is by not allowing ANY attachments to be forwarded from the
list. I know this will cause some folks a lot of headaches, but you have to
realize that most of the readers of ridecamp are not very computer literate
thus are very vulnerable to any virus. This means that they also are not very
good at figuring out how to get rid of it. I have a virus checker at work
that finds most all of the viruses but the most recent one on ridecamp was
not picked up by it. Since I am computer savvy, I don't even attempt to open
attachments unless they originate from within my company or come from a
source that I trust. Even then I think long and hard about it. The major
drawback to this action is that some posts will not be able to be recognized
and will appear to be empty. The people that originate those posts will
quickly figure out that they are not getting through and will switch to plain
text or plain text plus html. The html part will be deleted but the plain
text part will be sent.
I really can't see any benefit to the pretty email's that are sent to this
list. Plain text would be much more desirable and there are other ways that
pictures can be exchanged between members. If you could see how much junk is
sent as attachments, then you would not be terribly reluctant to eliminate
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