Re: large email attachments on greenyes

Myra Nissen (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 10:50:02 -0700

Hi all,

I just heard an interview on the news with a computer specialist about
virus. The interview was a result of the melissa virus.

The speaker was saying that virus in general, intentional or accidental,
are most easily transmitted through MS Word. So in general it would not
be a good idea to open any MS Word attachment you recieve unless it is a
document that you are expecting. He recommends that when you receive
one, you should contact the sender and ask for it as part of the e-mail
text. (What I do anyway, as I can not open most text files sent to me.)
He also feels that it is not necessary to send text files over the

Myra Nissen