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mEkImIrMe

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#1 14 years ago

Well as some of you may have noticed I don't have my email on GF, and for a good reason. When I had it on people were sending viruses to it, gee i wonder why. Well anyway... I keep getting messages from yahoo telling me I am sending viruses that are too big to transfer.

Here is the response to my complaint, and the complaint below. The is possibly the crappiest reply I have ever seen.

The response by Yahoo Hello,

Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Mail.

There are many viruses in existence today (often called "worms"), that propagate when an email attachment containing the virus is sent to an email address found in an infected user's computer (e.g., address book, local files, etc.). In cases such as these, Yahoo! users may receive one or more emails with an attachment that indicates the email has been sent from sent from your own or another Yahoo! account, when in reality, it most likely was not.

Yahoo! Mail is a web-based email system. Your email messages, address book and other account information are stored on Yahoo!'s servers, rather than on your computer. Because most viruses infect your local computer, it is very unlikely that the virus would propogate through a Yahoo! Mail account.

Currently, the most reported worm viruses as described above are the W32.Beagle.J@mm/W32/Bagle.j@mm ("Beagle") and W32.Netsky.D@mm ("Netsky")or viruses. If you have received a suspicious email that you think may contain either the Beagle or Netsky virus, please review the appropriate web page listed below for further information:

Beagle http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/pf/w32.beagle.j@mm.html

Netsky http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.netsky.d@mm.html

Please be aware that because Yahoo! Mail is web-based, simply viewing your email messages in Yahoo! Mail does not make your computer vulnerable to computer viruses. In addition, attachments sent along with email are not a threat to your system if you do not download them. However, if you choose to download an attachment by either opening it or saving it to your computer, your computer does then become vulnerable to computer viruses. The same is true of all files you download to your computer, whether email attachments or not.

Please note that there is a risk involved whenever downloading email attachments to your computer or sending email attachments to others. As stated in the Yahoo! Terms of Service, neither Yahoo! nor its licensors are responsible for any damages caused by your decision to do so. The Yahoo! Mail Abuse team recommends that you never download files from an unknown source.

As a further precaution, we recommend that you choose to scan your attachments whenever this option is available. Following these suggestions will greatly reduce your likelihood of experiencing trouble from computer viruses.

If you believe you have a virus on your system, we recommend that you install an anti-virus program and contact your computer's user support group for assistance. You can also search the virus encyclopedia at:

http://www.symantec.com/

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

Regards,

Leonard

Yahoo! Customer Care http://www.yahoo.com/

9423843

Original Message Follows: -------------------------

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Name: Mike

Yahoo! ID: Me

Type of feedback: Problem

Problem area: Secure Mail Delivery

Error message: None

How often this occurs: Always

Type your feedback here: For about 5 hours I have been recieving emails about attachments that are too large to send. However I have not sent an email, and when I click on the link my norton picks up a virus in the message, not attached. I've run Norton twice, 2004 professinal with all auto updates, and there is no virus on my computer. The only thin I could come up with is that someone is using my email to send other's viruses or this "MAILER- [email]DAEMON@yahoo.com[/email]" is does not work for yahoo, but instead sending viruses to people.

Sample of email: Message from yahoo.com. Unable to deliver message to the following address(es).

(aa11@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (aa11@yahoo.com) [-5]

(brandx_007@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (brandx_007@yahoo.com) [-5]

(buzz@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (buzz@yahoo.com) [-5]

(bwillis106@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (bwillis106@yahoo.com) [0]

(delanie@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (delanie@yahoo.com) [-5]

(dmiddlebury@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (dmiddlebury@yahoo.com) [0]

(efrancis1404@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (efrancis1404@yahoo.com) [0]

(ganderson@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (ganderson@yahoo.com) [-5]

(gibsonmarshall50@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (gibsonmarshall50@yahoo.com) [0]

(gregfhart@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (gregfhart@yahoo.com) [0]

(ivan699@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (ivan699@yahoo.com) [-5]

(junodj@yahoo.com): Sorry, your message to [email]junodj@yahoo.com[/email] cannot be delivered. This account is over quota.

(lance1@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (lance1@yahoo.com) [-5]

(loke1@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (loke1@yahoo.com) [-5]

(mathomson123@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (mathomson123@yahoo.com) [0]

(mnara2002@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (mnara2002@yahoo.com) [-5]

(moets4u@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (moets4u@yahoo.com) [0]

(morgan88345@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (morgan88345@yahoo.com) [0]

(mts@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (mts@yahoo.com) [-5]

(rcompco75@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (rcompco75@yahoo.com) [0]

(scott44@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (scott44@yahoo.com) [-5]

(stevenb@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (stevenb@yahoo.com) [-5]

(tbarrett@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (tbarrett@yahoo.com) [-5]

(tbone2468@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (tbone2468@yahoo.com) [-5]

(wrosemann2112@yahoo.com): This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (wrosemann2112@yahoo.com) [0]

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Message I get Return-Path: (ME) Received: from 12.32.52.234 (HELO ME) (12.32.52.234) by mta138.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Thu, 27 May 2004 15:22:53 -0700 From: Me To: [email]many-mailers@yahoo.com[/email] Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 22:21:02 GMT Subject: FwD: hi there Importance: Normal X-Priority: 3 (Normal) X-MSMail-Priority: Normal Message-ID: (c6779503f22326.3134a.qmail@yahoo.com) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="===f8b54ec417aa1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

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hey man! you´ll not belive me what i´ve found on your computer!^^ ... thats funny dude!

well cya soon

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