.Mac - email delays

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rower_CPU, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    Looks like .Mac might be getting hammered by Sobig.

    I haven't gotten any email notifications from MR in a while, and the last round was pretty delayed...
     
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030

    themadchemist

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    Aren't only Windows systems susceptible to SoBig...

    If .Mac is susceptible, would that mean...

    Oh No!

    It is run on Windows Servers!!!!

    AAAAAH! THE PAIN!!!! IT STINGS! IT STINGS!
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    :calmly watches as entire mac world rots off:
     
  4. themadchemist macrumors 68030

    themadchemist

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    no, but seriously, how could .Mac get hammered by Sobig? Enlighten me.
     
  5. medea macrumors 68030

    medea

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    The virus does not infect Macs, but Mac users still receive hundreds of the messages per day from infected Windows PCs.
     
  6. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    Increased traffic.

    Any people on PCs infected with Sobig that have anyone with .Mac email addresses in their address books, or even in their browser's web cache will try to send them the virus. In addition to that, they will spoof the email addresses they find, leading to all kinds of "returned" mail to the .Mac servers.

    Sobig is client-side, not server-side, so far as I've seen, so the servers being used are irrelevant.
     

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