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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:

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> 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.
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>
> Phyllis, et al.,
>
> Gail Desler (AMF 99) is a list member <[log in to unmask]>.  I saw the subject=
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> line of the message in routine list maintenance files, but strangely, as a=
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> 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=
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> diesem Grund unterst=FCtzt," a few words (in German) about audio files, and=
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> 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,=
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> it's been a rule of this forum that we do not send file attachments to the=
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> 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=
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> 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=
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> 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=
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> the BAT file -- it's used by DOS.)  I don't know about the .EXE file.  For=
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> 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=
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> 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:
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> >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.
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> >
> >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/
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