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    N' then I might just
    Jump back on
    An' ride
    Like a cowboy
    Into the dawn
    ........To Montana.
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    have you been getting emails with any of the following subject lines -

    how are you
    let's be friends
    darling
    so cool a flash,enjoy it
    your password
    honey
    some questions
    please try again
    welcome to my hometown
    the Garden of Eden
    introduction on ADSL
    meeting notice
    questionnaire
    congratulations
    sos!
    japanese girl VS playboy
    look,my beautiful girl friend
    eager to see you
    spice girls' vocal concert
    japanese lass' sexy pictures
    Detected
    Hi,
    Hello,
    Re:
    Fw:
    Undeliverable mail--"*****"
    Returned mail—“*****"
    a ***** ***** game
    a ***** ***** tool
    a ***** ***** website
    a ***** ***** patch
    ***** removal tools
    ...................................
    The Subject line may also include the name of the recipient.

    The message body can be randomly constructed or in some cases left empty. The following is a sample list that contains words and phrases that may be used to construct the message body. The worm may also use the words and phrases listed above for Subject construction:

    The following mail can't be sent to *****:
    The attachment
    The file
    is the original mail
    give you the *****
    is a ***** dangerous virus that *****
    can infect on Win98/Me/2000/XP.
    spread through email.
    very
    special
    http://
    http://www.
    .com
    For more information,please visit
    This is
    This game is my first work.
    You're the first player.
    I ***** you would ***** it.
    enjoy
    like
    wish
    hope
    expect
    Happy
    Have a
    Christmas
    New year
    Saint Valentine's Day
    Allhallowmas
    April Fools' Day
    Lady Day
    Assumption
    Candlemas
    All Souls'Day
    Epiphany

    where ***** is a word randomly selected from the following list:

    new
    funny
    nice
    humour
    excite
    good
    powful
    WinXP
    IE 6.0
    W32.Elkern
    W32.Klez.E
    Symantec
    Mcafee
    F-Secure
    Sophos
    Trendmicro
    Kaspersky


    have you cursed the people who you thought sent them to you??

    Klez.H may use address 'spoofing' to make the e-mail it sends appear as if it has come from another machine. It uses addresses that it locates in the infected system to display in the "From" line of the e-mail.
    ..............................

    just a reminder, this virus is one of the cleverest and fastest spreading that I have seen.

    Make sure your virus protection is well up to date and research the fixes that are being produced. You can read about it here -
    http://www.vet.com.au/html/zoo/local...ions/klezh.htm

    david p.

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    AHHHHHHHHHH! I knew it. I've been getting some wierd e-mails too saying here is a game, you are the first player. There others too and all of them have stupid attachments with some wierd file extentions. Thank God I haven't download them yet. I'll go to that link you posted and read more, and thanks for the info dave!

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    If you're still running outlook 5 (I think 5.5 too) it does not matter if you download it or not... it does it all by it's self

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    N' then I might just
    Jump back on
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    ........To Montana.
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    gawd knows why anyone uses outlook.

    There are many other mail programs out there. Netscape communicator is nice.

    Just tell your friends you will be deleting mail from now on unless it has a recognisable subject and/or sender, you could bulk mail a code to all your friends to insert into the subject line just for instance.

    I am ruthless in my mailbox and must delete many pieces of innnocent mail.

    david p.

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    Yep, I was getting about 5 a day. Now they have stopped for a while.

    Solution 1: Well I saw that they were all between 120-160k attachments so I limited Eudora 5 to only downloading emails that were less than 15k (about 98% of all my emails). So the attachments are left on the server. Fixed it dead no problems.
    I can then use hotmail to delete them from my pop3 account.

    Solution 2: You can actually read Eudora's in.mbx file by opening it in Notepad. It will just render as text so you can see what the attachment names are.

    Solution 3: Don't use the preview pane in Eudora.

    Solution 4: Don't open attachments with .exe, .pif. scr etc executables especially if the message grammar is bad.

    Solution 5 : Don't use Outlook.

    HTH

    James

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    Originally posted by david petley


    how are you
    let's be friends
    darling
    so cool a flash,enjoy it
    your password
    honey
    some questions
    please try again
    .....

    and here I thought you were writing us an extra long Haiku, Mr P

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    You can set the Outlook to stop opening up the attachments automatically. I don't remember where I read this. Will keep you posted.

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    Originally posted by eulci
    Originally posted by david petley


    how are you
    let's be friends
    darling
    so cool a flash,enjoy it
    your password
    honey
    some questions
    please try again
    .....

    and here I thought you were writing us an extra long Haiku, Mr P
    hehe.. i thought that too! i was gonna say, how inspiring!

    oh hell... how inspiring!

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    Bumping this up, I've seen quite a few questions about these emails lately.

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    I haven't gotten any in the past few weeks but looking back a month or 2 I remember getting e-mails with the body like "this is my first game". Never downloaded the game.

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    I've gotten several thousand on the webmaster alias. It's calmed down to about 30 per day lately, though.

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    I change my main webmaster alias every month or so, it seems to work.

    tE

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    thanx for the tip on the virus David

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    i always get these crappy ones sayin about debt consolation, and stuff, a load of crap , and the biggy , buy your university diphloma!

    any word!

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    Living on fortified coffee. Mike-Edwards's Avatar
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    Originally posted by tublu
    thanx for the tip on the virus David
    Dittos, Dave!

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    i'm thinking those are advertisments!

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    Klez.h32

    I probably get 15-20 e-mails a day that are infected.
    I have also noticed that when addressed to "webmaster" or my other alias that they pull cose from my pages to say there ias something wrong with them.
    subject lines like "webtrends tag" or "privacy policy" or other things that definatly came from my page codes.

    Quite annoying although very easy to pick up.

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    Yup its nasty stuff... I was getting between 5 and 30 a day but none recently... they were all from people I don't know, or myself... strange that

    All my mail goes to an online service, so if I don't know it, I don't download it

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    Hmm, I luckily havn't used any of those. But, I use Outlook Express just because,
    1) I really don't like Eudora all that well.
    2)It was already installed and I don't want to download it agian.
    3)Anything netscape is a waste of space on my HDD.


    I guess I will increase my virus scanning from every three days or so to every night!

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    Errm. i'm not sure about this as i'm a Mac user, but isn't there no way to turn off html and VBscript parsing in outlook? I though Microsoft were forced to leave it in by the marketing (aka spam) lobby, or am i barking up the wrong tree?

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