Virus Information

It has come to my attention that some e-mails containing pornography, spam or even viruses are circulating with "webmaster@basilrathbone.net" or "gisbourne@basilrathbone.net" in the "From:" line of the e-mail.

The apparent sender (webmaster@basilrathbone.net or gisbourne@basilrathbone.net) is NOT the actual sender. Some viruses, like the Klez virus and the Bugbear virus, randomly select a name from the infected computer's email address list, and insert that name in the "Sender" or "From" line. So you don't really know who sent it.

I want to assure anyone who received a suspicious e-mail from webmaster@basilrathbone.net, that I did not send it. My computer is protected by antivirus software, so my e-mails are "clean."

My e-mail address is "gisbourne@basilrathbone.net," so if I do send you an e-mail (normally in response to one you sent me), "gisbourne@basilrathbone.net" (or possibly just "Gisbourne") will appear in the "From" line, not "webmaster@basilrathbone.net." Please delete anything you receive from "webmaster@basilrathbone.net." If I send an e-mail to someone who doesn't know me, there will be some mention of Basil Rathbone (or a film/play) in the subject line.  If you have received an e-mail from gisbourne@basilrathbone.net that has a strange subject line ("Happy Allhallowmass" for example) and an attachment, then delete it. It is not from me. I do not use my e-mail for any illegal purposes, or any correspondence not related to this website in some way.

 

 

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