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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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May 13, 2004

I get about 20-30 virus emails every day. (Norton Antivirus is usually perfect in zapping them.) This volume of virus emails has only been happening to me for about 1-2 months ever since a couple of high-profile viruses were unleashed.

Is anyone else out there experiencing something similar?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Same here... May 13, 2004

Hi Edward,
We observe the same phenomenon. If I'm not mistaken, the "wave" started with the NetSky worm.

Best regards, Ralf


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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same here May 13, 2004

Plenty of those little creeps over here as well.
You're not alone.

Good luck,

Evert


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 11:08
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Same here.. May 13, 2004

Hi Edward,

Yes, last month an average of ten infected mails a day. This month "only" a couple every second day.. an improvement so far.

All started on NetSky day 1...

Giuliana


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:08
Member (2004)
English to Italian
not the same here... May 13, 2004

my ISP screens all e-mail for spam and viruses and I never, ever, get any...

Giovanni


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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
Italy
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mee too May 13, 2004

I have the same, on all the mailboxes I place in the "From:" field of my own messages. I also get many junk email message without any content nor viruses.

I cannot even count how many viruses try to reach my PC, because I have set up various different systems to stop/filter/delete/disinfect them.

On the other side I do not have a single virus nor spam on the emails that I am not using yet (not very useful though!).

I have an email reserved for subscribing to public fora (other than proz), enquiries, subscriptions, registering etc. I expected this mailbox to get inundated by spam and viruses. Interestingly enough I am getting almost none there!

Luca

[Edited at 2004-05-13 18:41]


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Lesley Clayton
France
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Same here May 13, 2004

Giuliana Buscaglione wrote:

Hi Edward,

Yes, last month an average of ten infected mails a day. This month "only" a couple every second day.. an improvement so far.

All started on NetSky day 1...

Giuliana


Not so many viruses this month and Norton is not updating quite so often.

Loads of spam, though - some of it trying to sell me anti-spamware!


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Its the superfluous mail that counts May 14, 2004

I never worry about viruses, because I do not open these attachments, but every time a message arrives I look if it is something important. Mostly its not, only spam.
When I switched to using Thunderbird I was happy that the program put all spam into the junk-folder, but then my virus protection software deleted the junkk folder for some unknown reason.
I hope the mail providers will soon start to filter better, otherwise I'll have to change my address. Hate the idea.


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