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2002-04-30 15:24:11+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

I am getting megabytes of this damned Klez virus. If you know someone who is still using Outlook, please do the world a favor by reducing their computer to crumpled bits. Collateral damage to the user will be ignored. Thank you.

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#Comment made: 2002-04-30 20:24:21+00 by: John Anderson [edit history]

I haven't gotten a single one, at least not addressed directly to me.

I'm not quite sure how to interpret that; either I'm generally not "address book worthy", or I only have reasonably intelligent net.friends.

That said, I and several of the other sysadmins at WeServeMedPubs heartily endorse Dan's "destroy all Outlook [hosting computers|users]" idea.

#Comment made: 2002-04-30 21:11:16+00 by: Shawn

Not only have I not gotten any, but I hadn't even heard about this one until I read Dan's post. I think the majority of the people I know who use Outlook don't know how to use the address book <snicker>.

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 04:07:31+00 by: meuon

Some good ISP's quietly make them all go away.. :)

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 11:18:51+00 by: John Anderson

> Some good ISP's quietly make them all go away.. :)

That would actually piss me off, if that's what's happening. I don't pay my ISP or my hosting company to filter my mail behind my back; I pay them to deliver my mail (_all_ my mail) to me.

#Comment made: 2002-05-01 15:51:38+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

meuon; I have several connections (by which I mean 'several addresses/mail providers') to the internet and I still haven't seen any of these.

John; I agree. We're dealing with this right now in fact. My wife tried to send an e-mail to my sister in-law and it was bounced as "blocked" with Spamcop. I have my own domain name, but it shares an IP with other customers on my ISP. Some digging around Spamcop's site revealed that a) their filter list is still under construction and they recommend not using their service in a "production" environment, and b) our IP "is not and should not be blocked". I'm still debating whether it's worth contacting my brother's ISP and berating them, since I was later able to successfully deliver a message from the same IP.

In any case, I think I'm going to set us up to use my local linux server for SMTP sending. That way the source IP will be ours and only ours and I'll have more control over it.