Re: Virus: European Histonetters

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From:a i d a n s c h u r r <>
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...interesting thought.  I seem to receive emails in rich text format 
frequently from the histonet...

From my point of view, the were two reasons I didn't open the 
email.  1) It had an attachment, and was from someone I didn't 
know.  2) The email address of the sender was  This in itself got all my alarm bells going -
 hackerlab, I'm afraid, sounds literally like some computer hacker's 
email address to me.  I may have heard of Hacker instruments, but 
I didn't immediately associate them with this email address.

New Zealand

> Hi Elfi,
> I think just the fact that an attachment was on your mail and nothing in the
> body, caused the "scare"  I wondered how it went thru as even if I
> mistakenly send Rich Text to Histonet, it doesn't allow it to go thru.  It
> is my signature line and V card  that causes it to look "funny" to the
> Histonet server.  (attachment)
> I wonder what causes your e-mail to put your response in an attachment
> rather than the response in the body of the e-mail your responding
> to...probably some small check box on your set up.  :)   So many things to
> learn, eh?  I'm surprised it went thru with an attachment.
> Don Hammer, Retired Guy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 5:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Virus: European Histonetters
> > Dear Jacques;
> >
> > Sorry to put you in a panic, but this e-mail was forwarded to the HistoNet
> by
> > us in order to clarify an error on behalf of a number of respondents with
> > regard to the model and make of the Automated Coverslipper they were
> using.
> > Seems they confused the Hacker RCM they were using, with Sakura which is
> not
> > yet available. We didn't mean to confuse you with the forwarded mail. By
> the
> > way, the sender could be verified as HACKERLAB, our e-mail address, which
> I
> > believe many HistoNetter are familiar with at this point.
> >
> > I don't think you should waste HistoNet time with this, but if you would
> > respond directly to our e-mail, I would be curious to know what made you
> > think this e-mail was sooooo threatening....
> >
> > With best wishes for a speedy recovery from your panic attack,
> >
> > Elfi Hacker
> > President
> > HACKER Instruments & Industries Inc
> >
> >

shin: device for finding furniture in the dark...
a i d a n   c   s c h u r r 
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      hutt valley health
       lower hutt, new zealand

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