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Along the lines of Micha's post below, this is what I just received:

Hello user of Catallarchy.net e-mail server,

Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing
from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean up
your computer software.

For further details see the attach.

For security purposes the attached file is password protected. Password is "02357".

Sincerely,
The Catallarchy.net team

Ya. Sure. Nice try.
I am the Catallarchy.net team.

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Jonathan, http://securityresp

Jonathan,

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.beagle.k@mm.html

W32.Beagle.K@mm
Discovered on: March 03, 2004
Last Updated on: March 03, 2004 01:15:44 PM

Subject: (One of the following)
E-mail account disabling warning.
E-mail account security warning.
Email account utilization warning.
Important notify about your e-mail account.
Notify about using the e-mail account.
Notify about your e-mail account utilization.
Warning about your e-mail account.

Message: (One of the following lines)
Dear user of ,
Dear user of gateway e-mail server,
Dear user of e-mail server "",
Hello user of e-mail server,
Dear user of "" mailing system,
Dear user, the management of mailing system wants to let you know
that,

Followed by one of the following paragraphs:
Your e-mail account has been temporary disabled because of unauthorized
access.
Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days,
to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
auto-forwarding service.
Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next
three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your
account information.
We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may
contain viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe,
please, follow the instructions.
Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing
from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean up
your computer software.
Some of our clients complained about the spam (negative e-mail content)
outgoing from your e-mail account. Probably, you have been infected by
a proxy-relay trojan server. In order to keep your computer safe,
follow the instructions.

Regards, Don

Another reason to use Linux.

Another reason to use Linux. No viruses, no trojans, no worms.