Today I received an e-mail that looks like this:

Subj: Secondly, some documents are difficult
Date: 12/6/01 12:47:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Lyn)

File: (39424 bytes)
DL Time (28800 bps): < 1 minute

In the “bilevel” mode, every pixel is white or black. When there is text printed on a colored background, the scanner doesn’t always see the difference.

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FROM: Lyn <>
SUBJECT: Secondly, some documents are difficult
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.3612.1700
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Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
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Now, it has been a very long time since Snowbird and I have communicated and it is very, very unlikely that she would send me anything at all, so I highly suspect this is the Goner virus or something similiar. It has come through her Microsoft Outlook Express as the Goner virus supposedly does and seems to have taken control of her address book.

If you receive anything like this, DO NOT download the attached file. I thought I'd post here, as some of you may be on Snowbird's mailing lists.
~griff (McGruff to some of you)

Never be too open-minded. Your brains could fall out.