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Why not talk to Norton?  They may have a fix for this situation; or they
may update the next edition to do this.  We are probably n ot the only
ones to have this problem.

				Regards,


				H. D. Richardson

Shafat Qazi wrote:
> 
> Monty:
> 
> I have been unable to find an anti-virus software that would scan only
> in-coming email for a list server. If you know of any, please send me
> an email and I will be more that glad to install it. I have already
> tried Norton. Their Server anti-virus software scans both incoming and
> out-going and thus takes too much power from the processor. It ended
> up crashing the hard drive.
> 
> Shafat
> 
> At 01/02/00 05:05 AM, you wrote:
> 
> > Shafat-
> > I believe you would only need to scan the 25 emails a day you
> > receive (the same thing that you suggested we do).  If you haven't
> > received a virus, you won't be sending any out.  It's good advice.
> > To assume that all 15,000 members will install and keep an
> > anti-virus program current is not realistic.
> >
> > Monty Hart
> > _________________________
> >
> > Shafat Qazi wrote:
> >
> >> Steven:
> >>
> >> Typically viruses come as an attachment to an email. The
> >> attachment is a file that you need to manually execute or load for
> >> the virus to become effective/active. My recommendations are:
> >>
> >> 1. Do NOT open any attached files, even if it is coming from
> >> someone you trust, unless you were expecting that file.
> >> 2. Run an anti-virus software that scans your incoming email.
> >>
> >> There are over 15,000 members subscribed to this list and on an
> >> average we get 25 email per day. That means that our server sends
> >> approximately 375,000 email every day. Running an anti-virus on a
> >> server with that kind of traffic will slow it down significantly.
> >>
> >> Hope that helps.
> >>
> >> Shafat Qazi, P.E.
> >> Admin SEAINT
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Steven Mallett [mailto:smallett(--nospam--at)dillon.ca]
> >> > Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 5:35 AM
> >> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >> > Subject: Virus in Digest Form
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > I have to agree with Paul, my fellow Canadian. I receive the list
> >> > in digest
> >> > form. When I attempted to open the message, I was warned by
> >> > McAfee
> >> > Virus Protection Software that the message contained the
> >> > WScript/Kak.worm virus. It gives the option to clean or delete
> >> > the
> >> > message, which I promptly deleted. This has happened twice in the
> >> > last
> >> > several days.
> >> >
> >> > Can the "list administrator" attempt to clean out the viruses
> >> > before
> >> > release of the digest form?
> >> >
> >> > Steven A. Mallett, P.Eng.
> >> > Dillon Consulting Ltd.
> >> > Halifax, Nova Scotia
> >>