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Thread poster: Edward Potter

Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Spanish to English
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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?


Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:09
English to German
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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


Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:09
English to Dutch
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same here May 13, 2004

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

Good luck,



Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:09
Member (2001)
German to Italian
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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 improvementicon_biggrin.gif so far.

All started on NetSky day 1...



Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:09
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...icon_wink.gif



Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:09
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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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!


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


Lesley Clayton
Local time: 22:09
French to English
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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 improvementicon_biggrin.gif so far.

All started on NetSky day 1...


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!


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:09
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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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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