[R] R (and ESS) mailing lists : Binary attachments not allowed anymore

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Jan 13 10:24:07 CET 2001

In order to prevent viruses being posted on the R (or ESS) mailing lists,
I've disallowed binary attachments (of the "octet-stream" kind) 
as of 15 minutes ago.

BTW, the case of Jan.10 was a typcial "MS Outlook address book" one.
I've received automated e-mails from about 20 sites where the mail delivery
server auto-detected the virus and didn't deliver it to end-recipient.
I've also been told that these strong e-mail filters slow down e-mail
delivery considerably.   Hence, it may not be wise for you to ask your
IT staff for the installation of such filtering...

Regards, and ``happy R-ing'',

Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>	http://stat.ethz.ch/~maechler/
Seminar fuer Statistik, ETH-Zentrum  LEO D10	Leonhardstr. 27
ETH (Federal Inst. Technology)	8092 Zurich	SWITZERLAND
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