I’m used to getting e-mail viruses and worms from other users’ infected machines, but I’ve received over 6000 e-mails in the past two days, completely flooding my inbox, and I find this unacceptable. Most of the subjects are “Check this out kid!!!”, “You
ve got 1 VoiceMessage!", "Dont worry, be happy!” and most recently “XP”, all with 18-30KB .pif files attached.
I could put in some more server-side filters to block these, but is that really my only option? The filters are only so effective until the next mail virus spreads. Couldn’t DH just block the referring address for unusual situations like this, such as one address sending over 500 mails in under two hours?
Also, how can I be sure that my account isn’t affected by one of these viruses? I’d hate to be causing this flood of garbage because my own account was spreading the filth.
I’m using Mac OS X (10.3.7) with Apple Mail (v1.3.9). This is a real concern, and I’d like a response. Thank you!