[b-hebrew] Warning regarding attachments
klowery at whi.wts.edu
Tue Aug 31 10:56:22 EDT 2004
George F. Somsel wrote:
> I just noticed in reading a post that this forum is permitting
> attachments unlike many other lists (Hmm -- how observant! I've probably
> seen such many times). I had the misfortune recently to receive an
> e-mail from a friend whom I thought was exercising his sense of humor in
> attaching a particular file. Unfortunately, it contained a virus.
The administration setting for b-hebrew is for *no* attachments to be
allowed. Nor for html to be allowed (scripts that do Bad Things can be
embedded in html). This has never been permitted. If the email came
directly from ibilio.org's servers, then I need to inform them their
list software isn't working. But I have received no email attachments
One possibility is that the message sent to you was sent directly from
another reader. Or the return address was "spoofed" as if it came from
If you like, you can forward the message to me -- including all the
Internet headers, and I can evaluate it.
Kirk E. Lowery, Ph.D.
Director, Westminster Hebrew Institute
Adjunct Professor of Old Testament
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
cynicism, n.: the belief that trustworthiness
must be first demonstrated before
trust can be asked or given.
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