Best practice

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at CHIME.UCL.AC.UK
Thu Oct 13 11:53:42 IST 2005


> Hi
> Double file extensions still catch anough viruses etc for me before
> the AV people update to it useful..
> This then becomes an education issue... advise people not to put dots
> in filesnames as many anti-virus gateways will not them through as
> they are a potential virus.


I agree that it is an education issue.  I have managed to convince 
most of my users that email is not a file transfer medium.  Yes, it 
is convenient to send small files as attachments to emails, but if 
people are regularly sending project related files to each other they 
should be picking a more suitable mechanism.

Anthony Peacock       
CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a brave and 
scarce man, hated and scorned. When the cause succeeds, however, 
the timid join him...for then it costs nothing to be a 
patriot." -Mark Twain

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