Re: Test mail

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 06:46:18 EST

> they ARE a big deal. someone, somewhere pays for the traffic. they
> didn't CHOOSE to be flooded with virii/worms. but their upstream won't
> be nice and say "aw you got hit by some email virus i wont bill you for
> that traffic..."

Its more than that. Its the same smug arrogance that is going to get a lot
of people nasty shocks one day

ELM, Pine and Mutt have all at various times had holes that could have been
used to write an exact Unix equivalent of the windows virus.
<img src="file:/dev/mouse"> hangs some web browser email 4 years after the
bug was reported and so on...

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