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Feh. I've received somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 copies of that PE_ZAFI.B virus in the past 24 hours. I've now implemented a couple of procmail recipes that should filter out the vast majority of future copies, but still—they were coming in faster than I could download them with Eudora, so by the time I finished checking mail, several hundred to several thousand more copies of it would've arrived.

I still haven't turned off the option to send mail to any address at my domains; that would work significantly better, but I'm a little reluctant to do it, 'cause of the variety of valid addresses I want to keep, and the number of domains, and the fact that one of the domains may be having unrelated mail issues and I don't want to complicate things, and so on.

It's also tempting to go a step further and use the procmail recipe to throw out all mail that contains any executable attachment—since I'm on a Mac, no one ever has a legitimate reason to send me any of the standard Windows executable file formats, and I think in the past several years I've only received two such attachments in real mail. But I hate to automatically throw anything away. Hmm.

Anyway. I think I managed to get through the onslaught without losing anything important, but if you've submitted a story in the past 24 hours and haven't received an autoresponse, lemme know ASAP.

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