RE: BCC email virus

From: McDonald Patrick (mcdonald_patrick@bah.com)
Date: 01/29/02


From: "McDonald Patrick" <mcdonald_patrick@bah.com>
To: "Vincent Lee" <vlee@giftssoft.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 13:54:33 -0500

You can test it yourself, if you want.

Simply put the Worm Alert address in an email sent to yourself. See if you
get a copy of the email.

Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: Vincent Lee [mailto:vlee@giftssoft.com]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 1:52 PM
To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
Subject: Re: BCC email virus

Over the years, I have read mixed reasonings as to whether or not the fix
proposed below works. In theory, it makes sense. Can someone convince me,
without a doubt, which way? Thanks in advance.

Vincent

----- Original Message -----

Here's what you do: First, Open your Address Book and click on "New Contact"
just as you would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of E-mail
addresses. In the window where you would type your friend's first name,
type in !000 (That's an exclamation mark followed by 3 zeros). In the
window below where it prompts you to enter the new E-mail address, type in
<mailto:WormAlert@000.org> WormAlert@000.org

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