[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Administration: Why you got so many messages yesterday

Jerry Frank GPVListAdmin at sggee.org
Fri Jun 6 07:13:45 PDT 2003

We experienced some problems with our mail delivery system over the past 
week.  For some reason, messages were being held in queue without being 
distributed.  When we discovered the problem, we ran a fix that released 
them all at once.  It also released 2 messages that were over a year old 
which also had somehow got caught up without distribution.

We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.  We are upgrading the 
system over the next few days so there may be a few more 
glitches.  Everything should be back to normal next week.

And while we are on administrative issues - please ensure that you have 
installed a virus checker and that it is up to date.  A new variant of the 
Bugbear virus worm is making the rounds.  Reports indicate that it can 
infect your computer just by opening the email message with Microsoft 
Explorer rather than by additionally clicking on an attachment.  Another 
safety feature you might consider is use of an independent email program 
such as Eudora.  The Lite version is free.  The full featured version is 
free if you don't mind an unobtrusive small ad in the bottom left corner 
that changes from time to time.  You can also pay a one time fee to receive 
the full featured version without the ad.  The independent program prevents 
the virus from automatically installing itself but it could still 
distribute the virus if your computer was otherwise infected.

We would remind you that our mailing list will not allow distribution of 
attachments so infection by way of the list is highly improbable.  As with 
other viruses, this one spoofs the return address so you might think the 
message is coming from our mailing list or personally from someone else on 
it.  As usual, use caution in dealing with any such messages.

If you have questions or comments about either of these issues, please 
respond to me privately rather than via the mailing list.

Thanks again for your patience and happy ancestor hunting.

Jerry Frank - List Administrator for [Ger-Poland-Volhynia]
GPVListAdmin at sggee.org

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