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You probably have a virus. Better run a virus scan.There
are several viruses out there who invade email and send
messages from your account. Of course, they all carry a
virus with them. Yikes!
mare

On 27 Nov 2001, at 19:20, gailhd wrote:

> ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
> Sender:       American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]>
> Poster:       gailhd <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:      Re: Continue reading ... what's going on, I think.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Elizabeth,
>
> It's been a very long time since I've sent any messages to the AMF list.  I have no
> idea why American Memory Project folks are recieving email from me.
>
> Gail Desler
>
> "Elizabeth L. Brown" wrote:
>
> > ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
> > Sender:       American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]>
> > Poster:       "Elizabeth L. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject:      Re: Continue reading ... what's going on, I think.
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Phyllis, et al.,
> >
> > Gail Desler (AMF 99) is a list member <[log in to unmask]>.  I saw the subject=
> > =20
> > line of the message in routine list maintenance files, but strangely, as a=
> > =20
> > member of the list, I did not receive it.  The illegible text is an=20
> > attachment that didn't convert properly.  This may be a good thing.
> >
> > I did receive a strange message via the list from Robert Spear=20
> > <[log in to unmask]>, another list member.  This message had the header "Aus=
> > =20
> > diesem Grund unterst=FCtzt," a few words (in German) about audio files, and=
> > =20
> > then an attachment that didn't convert properly through the listserv=20
> > software to my email software.
> >
> > Although adding attachments to regular email messages is really easy to do,=
> > =20
> > it's been a rule of this forum that we do not send file attachments to the=
> > =20
> > list, but make efforts to convert data to plain ascii characters (regular=20
> > email text) and/or offer the files we might attach off-list to individuals=
> > =20
> > or post URLs.  This is for three reasons:
> > 1.  Listserv software sometimes does strange things with the attachments.
> > 2.  Attachments create long downloads and not everyone can deal with them.
> > 3.  Viruses and worms are generally sent as email attachments, but you=20
> > cannot get a virus from a plain old ascii email message, even via  a=20
> > mailing list server.
> >
> > I suspect that both cases were caused by mistakes, or worse,virus- or=20
> > worm-infected computers or mail servers.  (Gail and Robert, please don't=20
> > feel bad if this is the case -- stuff happens.)  Both files were executable=
> > =20
> > files, a.k.a. programs.  The "brother" message's attachment had a .bat=20
> > extension and the other an .exe extension .  (Mac users should be safe from=
> > =20
> > the BAT file -- it's used by DOS.)  I don't know about the .EXE file.  For=
> > =20
> > some, the attachments managed to get through.  **Unless we hear from Gail=20
> > and Robert that they're safe, please don't open them.**  In general, please=
> > =20
> > take a moment to think before opening any email attachment.  If something=20
> > way off-topic comes through this list, please do not assume it is=20
> > safe.  Some of these viruses get into folks' email software (particularly=20
> > Outlook, lately) and send infected files to anyone in the unlucky=20
> > recipient's address book.
> >
> > Please everybody, treat yourself to an updated virus scanning software so=20
> > that you can relax a little about email attachments.  Since I never=20
> > received the first message, my scanning software may have actually blocked=
> >  it.
> >
> > I'm still trying to get the listserv software to tell me what's going on.
> >
> > Your list manager,
> > Betty
> >
> > At 10:17 AM 11/27/01 -0500, you wrote:
> > >---------------------- Information from the mail header=20
> > >-----------------------
> > >Sender:       American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]>
> > >Poster:       Phyllis DiBianco <[log in to unmask]>
> > >Subject:      Re: Continue reading My Brother Sam Is Dead.      12: 40 1:20
> > >               LUNCH.
> > >---------------------------------------------------------------------------=
> > ----
> > >
> > >Is anyone else receiving unreadable looooong messages--I'm not including
> > >the actual message because it took forever to download.  This one is
> > >from    gailhd <[log in to unmask]>
> > >
> > >-Phyllis
> > >
> > >**********************
> > >Phyllis DiBianco, Library Media Specialist
> > >Scarsdale High School
> > >1057 Post Road, Scarsdale,  NY 10583
> > >Fax:  914 721-2494
> > >
> > >[log in to unmask]
> > >www.scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/hslib
> > >http://home.computer.net/~dibianco/index.html
> >
> >   _________________________________________________________
> >
> >     Elizabeth L. Brown
> >     Digital Reference Librarian
> >     Library of Congress, Washington, DC  20540-1330
> >     [log in to unmask]                telephone: 202/707-2235
> >
> >     Library of Congress American Memory Home Page:
> >     http://memory.loc.gov/
> > _________________________________________________________