[Esa-l] RE: Hahaha

rcooper rcooper at jamesconeyisland.com
Mon Feb 12 08:52:38 PST 2001

Thank god for the sanitizer:

REPORT: Trapped poisoned executable "dwarf4you.exe"
REPORT: Not a document, or already poisoned by filename. Not scanned for 
STATUS: Message quarantined in /var/spool/mail/quarantine, not delivered to

I prohibit all attachments short of .jpg,gif,.xls and .doc which are only 
allowed from within the company itself.  The sanitizier has proven itself to 
be one of the most important pieces of software in our organization.  Without 
it my life would most certainly be very miserable.  My 300 or so users 
support our draconian email policies 100%.  When the sanitizer blocks a nasty 
worm or virus, I post the Security Warning email from the sanitizer on our 
Intranet along with a link to the virus description so they know what the 
virus/worm does.  End user education is absolutely necessary so they will 
work with you on the policy instead of complain they cannot get their latest 
<worthless.exe> screen toy.  I can count  at least serveral dozen times where 
this software has saved our asses since about Sept of last year.

When the end users see the magnitude of possible hostile  attachments that 
are blocked, they come to appreciate the hard work and stress admin goes 
through  inorder to protect them.  The political barriers to enhanced email 
security are then removed and end users actually become appreciative.  At 
least thats true where I work.  We are a small company of only about 500 




On Monday 12 February 2001 07:44, you wrote:
>Hybris is the malware responsible for the emails and attachments.  Read all
>about it in our Hybris center:

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain
occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.  It will often be
exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.
I like a little rebellion now and then.  It is like a storm in the
         -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 1787

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