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clarification re: why email command subscriptions don't workViews: 485
Jan 28, 2005 1:12 pmclarification re: why email command subscriptions don't work#

lisa micklin
> Linda Bohrnerud wrote:
> I'm a bit baffled about this.
>
>How would I get a virus from another subscriber unless it's a list, not an ezine?

Hi Linda- Apologies if my post was confusing. I'm not saying that *you* become virus prone if you subscribe to a list that uses email commands. Rather, as an ezine publisher,if one of your subscribers contracts a virus, it can spread to their whole address book, opting people from their add. book in to YOUR ezine via YOUR subscribe email address (which is also in their address book.) Suddenly and unwittingly, you have become a spammer.

Hope that clarifies,
lisa
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Jan 28, 2005 10:30 pmre: clarification re: why email command subscriptions don't work#

Linda Bohrnerud
Lisa,

Aha, now I get it. Even if you virus scan everything coming in, you aren't safe. It's the silly subscriber with a virus that is the problem.

Ciao,
Linda B

> lisa micklin wrote:
> > Linda Bohrnerud wrote:
>> I'm a bit baffled about this.
>>
>>How would I get a virus from another subscriber unless it's a list, not an ezine?
>
>Hi Linda- Apologies if my post was confusing. I'm not saying that *you* become virus prone if you subscribe to a list that uses email commands. Rather, as an ezine publisher,if one of your subscribers contracts a virus, it can spread to their whole address book, opting people from their add. book in to YOUR ezine via YOUR subscribe email address (which is also in their address book.) Suddenly and unwittingly, you have become a spammer.
>
>Hope that clarifies,
>lisa
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Jan 30, 2005 1:40 amre: clarification re: why email command subscriptions don't work#

Georgie Marquez-Andre
Lisa,
How can you tell if your list uses email commands?
People who subscribe to my ezine sign up using a form either at my site, or from the ezine itself (if someone sends it to them), and then they get the ezine via their email address.
I use relevanttools to manage the whole thing...
Could I inadvertently get myself and others infected?
Georgie

> lisa micklin wrote: > > Linda Bohrnerud wrote: >> I'm a bit baffled about this. >> >>How would I get a virus from another subscriber unless it's a list, not an ezine? > >Hi Linda- Apologies if my post was confusing. I'm not saying that *you* become virus prone if you subscribe to a list that uses email commands. Rather, as an ezine publisher,if one of your subscribers contracts a virus, it can spread to their whole address book, opting people from their add. book in to YOUR ezine via YOUR subscribe email address (which is also in their address book.) Suddenly and unwittingly, you have become a spammer. > >Hope that clarifies, >lisa >~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Jan 31, 2005 9:30 pmre: re: clarification re: why email command subscriptions don't work#

lisa micklin

> Georgie Marquez-Andre wrote:

>How can you tell if your list uses email commands?

If you host offered you an email address like subscribe@ or on@ or join@, etc...... then you have email commands available.

>Could I inadvertently get myself and others infected?

Again, if your ezine contains addresses such as the one above, yes, you can be assisting in the spreading of a virus.  This doesn't mean you are infected, but if a subscriber becomes infected, it can spread.

best,

lisa

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Feb 03, 2005 2:44 amre: re: re: clarification re: why email command subscriptions don't work#

Georgie Marquez-Andre
Lisa,
Ok... checked with the people who take care of sending out my ezine, keeping my data base and all that other good stuff (Relevanttools.com).
Didn't quite get the whole explanation... but I was reassured that the form people use, and the way the mailings and autoresponders are set up, are different from the email command method we have been discussing.
WHEWWWW!!!
Thanks to all for the heads up, though... you guys are great!

Georgie

> lisa micklin wrote: >

> Georgie Marquez-Andre wrote:

>How can you tell if your list uses email commands?

If you host offered you an email address like subscribe@ or on@ or join@, etc...... then you have email commands available.

>Could I inadvertently get myself and others infected?

Again, if your ezine contains addresses such as the one above, yes, you can be assisting in the spreading of a virus.  This doesn't mean you are infected, but if a subscriber becomes infected, it can spread.

best,

lisa

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