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Subject: the apologist (was Re: WARNING: possible virus on this list)

the apologist (was Re: WARNING: possible virus on this list)

From: spidermagnet <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 11:36:19 -0400 (EDT)


Thanks for the gracious reinterpretation of my intentions. Twice.

If you can continue to make me look good, I would like to hire you to
explain my actions to my significant other from time to time, if you're
available. I'll contact you off-list. ;^/


Brian Wolven said:
> Bradley M Alexander wrote:
>> It is entirely possible that nobody on the list is infected. sobig.E
>> does address spoofing. I have gotten several hate mails from people
>> around the world telling me to stop sending them infected
>> files...Even though my workstation and the two upstream mail servers
>> (one of which is in my basement) are all running Linux. Go figure.
> It spoofs the "from" address, but the addresses it sends *to* are taken
> from the address book (.wab file for OE) on the infected PC. If someone
> gets the virus sent to an address they use *only* for this list, it's
> likely because that list address was present in the infected someone's
> address book. There are other ways it could happen of course, but the OP
> probably pointed this out and posted the info to the list in the first
> place because it is the most *likely* way for that to happen. Your hate
> mails came from people who got a copy with your spoofed "from" address -
> even though you could not have sent them, being a User of a Superior OS.
> =)
Received on 2003-07-08

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