RE: [RML] Virus Warning.. What Virus???

Merlin (merlin at
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 16:55:20 +1000

Gee Graham, "dont download cookies" - wonderful advice!

Many sites wont let you enter them unless you d/l a cookie!!!

Fingres crossed, after all my years on the 'net, I have yet to see a virus,
and NO I dont want some asshole to send me a test one :P


At 10:48 10/06/98 +1000, you wrote:
>This is an old "joke" which has been circulating the net for about 9
>years now. Before then it was common on mail boards etc. etc. It is
>very hard for a "mail" file to self execute especially to execute
>reformating your hard drive or deleting files. And Microsoft doesn't
>issue warnings like this one. And in all honesty I've never actually
>seen a mail called "Win a Holiday !!". But then again, there is always
>a first time :-).
>Moral is, don't download cookies.
>This is one of those spam mails that is similar to "send this everybody
>on your email and you will have good fortune" chain letters.
>But thanks for the warning anyway :-).
>Many Thanks
>Or as we aquarists say - Many Tanks
>Graeme Finsen
>gfinsen at
>finsen at
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chen Leong [SMTP:cleong at]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 9:37 AM
>> To: rainbowfish at
>> Subject: [RML] Virus Warning (Kind of Spam)
>> G'day all,
>> I thought I would post this warning to list members with regards to a
>> computer virus that is being currently circulated in the form of an
>> email
>> message. Microsoft issued a warning yesterday about an email message
>> entitled "Win a Holiday !!". If you receive such an email message, DO
>> NOT
>> OPEN IT !!! If you do, the entire contents of your hard drive will be
>> erased.
>> Cheers,
>> Chen
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