Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: WARNING
From: "" <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 13:42:07 -0400

Normally I stay out of stuff like this but in this case:

Eric, would you care to list the virus or viruses that could potentially run against MS Outlook without executing a file, installing a Screen Saver (.scr) or running any VB Script ?

My understanding has always been that unless you  have your "preview" window open in Outlook and you allow it to execute attachments; you should be "ok" (not necessarily saying that you cannot attain a virus but that you would actually have to execute the file in question).

I'm curious since, although we do not use MS Outlook where I am employed, and I'm no huge MS fan,  this seems a little suspect.  


Original Message:
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From: Eric
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 11:50:44 -0500
Subject: [Leica] Re: WARNING


>If you don't open attachments and delete the emails are you still infected?

Depends.  If you use Microsoft Outlook, you very well might be.  It's the
only email program I know of that will infect you without your doing
anything.  Among a multitude of other reasons, this should be cause for
sensible people not to use Outlook.

Save a copy of the message header.  That's the only way of telling for sure
who the infected party is.  The "from" address is easily changed.

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