View Full Version : Emailed Program Rejected

06-29-2003, 09:05 PM
new to the forum; went thru the listing of programs you maintain; saw i had a version of Opera not listed.
emailed it.
just received:

email subject line: Warning: E-mail viruses detected

Our virus detector has just been triggered by a message you sent:-
To: email@oldversion.com
Subject: opera v3-6-1 e32
Date: Sun Jun 29 20:54:16 2003

One or more of the attachments (opera v3-6-1 o361e32.exe) are on
the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and will not have
been delivered.

Consider renaming the files or putting them into a "zip" file to avoid
this constraint.

The virus detector said this about the message:
Report: Executable DOS/Windows programs are dangerous in email (opera v3-6-1 o361e32.exe)

so i checked the .exe file with AVG, Norton Anti-Virus, and The Cleaner and it came up with *no* virus.
and then i figured out the attachment didn't have a virus, it's your system rejecting attachments which are in .exe format.

if you want people to contribute to your site note the following:
1) amend your subject line. the attachment was *not* a virus, it was the program itself in .exe format.
2) if you require attachments to always be in .zip format, then i suggest you make this plainly clear
3) amend your subject line. you piss off people when you tell them they're sending viruses when in fact they aren't.

OldVersion.com Admin
06-30-2003, 01:33 PM
Thank you for letting us know, I am fully aware of the virus/spam scanner recently installed. It will be configured properly to make sure that this does not happen. I will let you know when it all works.