Re: Virus Alert (fwd)

Joel Cannon (
Mon, 29 Sep 1997 17:00:00 -0400 (EDT)

re: the "Danette -n- Murray" statement about e-mail virus,
>This is a hoax. Please DO NOT forward this type of message, as it >causes
>serious problems for mail servers, which is the intent.

I've been told (during earlier warnings) that it is impossible to
transmit a virus through an E-MAIL MESSAGE, but it is possible through an
ATTACHMENT -- so don't open any document that is "attached" to an e-mail
message if you haven't requested it and/or it is not sent by someone you
know (with a "verified" address, since anyone can send an "unverified"
message out, pretending they are whoever they want) and trust. {And, of
course, a virus could be sent by accident, even in an attached file that is
not *intended* to be damaging.}
So is this true? (virus possible by attachment, but not e-mail)