Re: Test mail

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 12:22:03 EST

Ignacio Vazquez-Ab writes:
> On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, christophe barbé wrote:

>> Would it not be simple and effective to filter out mail produced by
>> Outlook?
>> It sounds to me the equivalent of RBL & co.
>> RBL filter out mail from open relay used to spam us.
>> NoOutlook filter out mail from poor software/OS used to propagate viruses.
>> I guess that 100% of incomming viruses in lkml come from a Outlook mailer.
>> And for the last two ones I'm sure.
>> Christophe
> Um, that's just a little (LITTLE?!?) draconian/elitist. How about
> putting in a handler that renames EXEs attachments and EXEs in
> compressed files to something a little less executable?
> Don't get me wrong. I'm no fan of Outlook or OE, but you
> can't just step on people who use them.

This is a lot less draconian/elitist than banning ISPs. People
seldom have a choice between multiple ISPs that offer affordable
high-speed connections. Consider yourself lucky if both DSL and
cable modem service are available and affordable in your area.

Banning Outlook isn't so bad. Assuming you are stuck with Windows,
you still have many choices. Netscape/Mozilla and Eudora would be
the obvious choices. I think you can get pine. Emacs has been
ported to Windows, so you have the rmail/gnus stuff. Surely you
can tolerate at least one of these many choices.

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