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From: lists2 at onryou.com (Cael Abal)
Subject: Re: E-Mail viruses

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> Methinks you misunderstand.  Only the proprietary extension, i.e. .inc
> or .xyz or .whatever, would be allowed through, and since virus
> writers would never use this extension, it would eliminate ALL viruses
> at the gateway. The nice thing about this approach is that it
> completely eliminates the need for any anti-virus on the mail server
> since all virus attachments are automatically dropped without the need
> for scanning.  Quite a simple, yet elegant solution, if I do say so
> myself.

Curt,

Interesting idea, provided your org is not specifically targeted --
although admittedly none of the currently-touted solutions would do much
against a direct attack.

Personally I'd dispute this solution's elegance, anything which requires
substantial user behaviour change (and doesn't drastically improve the
virus/worm situation across the board) is an ugly kludge.

Cael

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