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    ABW Ambassador lola's Avatar
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    I am getting hundreds of emails with virus attachments! How can I stop it?

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    that's a good question...

    I'm having the same problem... I have been deleting them as they come in...

    I think the only real way to stop this sort of thing is with an email verification system

    It will also stop most spammers as well...
    because most spammers never see the bounced email... or replies...

    there several companies that offer these services.. starting at $5 per month..

    do a search in google or PM me...

    Joe

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    Step #1 ...eliminate the catchall forward *@yourdomain.com from your POP3 hosted account. Then try www.mailwasher.com to preview e-mails before you let them into your regular e-mail program. Cheap quick fix.

    Mike & Charlie ...

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    Thanks guys, think I'll do just about anything right now!

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    If your in that mood you can bring your system over here and I'll clean it out for you!

    Mike & Charlie ...

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    This NY Times article may explain the virus outbreak:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/27/te...=all&position=

    ejruss
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    got it here too, plus four other people i talked ( typed ) with! UGH

    If you don't subscribe to the NY times site , here is another article:
    http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20040127S0016

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    yeah it's a bad one...interesting it happened right after Bill Gates announced SPAM would be dead in 2 years.

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    >How can I stop it?

    Convince SCO to sue MS for stupidity instead of Linux for "copyright violation"?

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    Seems to have nearly stopped here. I was expecting to wake up to several hundred like I did yesterday, but only had about 40.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Step #1 ...eliminate the catchall forward *@yourdomain.com from your POP3 hosted account. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Mike, is this in the mail menu of the host account? I can't find the catchallfoward to eliminate.

    Oscar

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    Oscar, yes the Catch All should be listed in your Control Panel. Do a Google search for it, you can have your server bounce the messages and discard them.

    My messages with virus attachments stopped late yesterday, so far nothing at all today. Perhaps the system admins around the world have a handle on this one already. (I hope.)

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    Have received 42 this morning which were automatically deleted by Norton anti virus. All were directed to names like Judy, Brent, Jose, Tom at one specific domain mailbox.
    They are still coming in. It's not over yet.

    Gene
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    Well, the 'B' version of the new virus is out in the wild, and it's got some interesting changes that will affect affiliates.

    Details here:

    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...doom.b@mm.html

    The good news?

    This version overwrites the user's hosts file with a new version that DOESN'T have qksrv.net commission-junction.com mediaplex.com etc in it.

    So watch for a boost in your revenues as the kazaalite poisoned hosts file gets overwritten in many cases by the one provided by the virus.

    This is, however, very bad news for the virus companies and microsoft - the new poisoned hosts file blocks all access to all anti-virus providers, microsoft.com and many of their other domains, along with some banner advert/click measuring companies.

    So the first thing people will have to do to fix the problem is wipe their hosts file. Hopefully, this will become a recommendation spread far and wide.

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    Ha! That's hilarious. A virus that actually helps affiliates, unintentionally.

    Michael Coley
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    lol! Isn't that interesting...

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    Mike's advice (via Andy) is the best.

    Also, don't sweat all of the bounces and returns that you may be getting, that should stop soon.

    I am still getting these things, those of us with more domains are being hit harder.

    Lastly, those of you that view your emails with HTML enabled (with pictures and stuff) need to disable that immediately. Only 1 in 30 of the legitimate emails that I get need to be viewed that way. My new slogan - "Plain text or die."

    Fred

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    >My new slogan - "Plain text or die."

    Amen to that, Brother.

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    Oh dear...

    http://www.internetweek.com/security...cleID=17501795

    ""We think MyDoom actually peaked yesterday," said Sharon Ruckman, the senior director of Symantec's security response team. As of Wednesday morning, Symantec was receiving only about half as many reports as yesterday from home users, and those reported by the firm's corporate customers had dropped to nearly nothing."

    $10 says someone needs to be taken aside and have the significance of adding "symantec.com" to the HOSTS file explained.

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