Transfer of virus

July 28, 2011 at 17:07:01
Specs: Windows Vista
I have had my work email copied to my personal yahoo account. This was done years ago. I don't read the work emails in the last few years, I just delete. I never stopped the copy rule.
My work had a system conversion to a new server this past week. It has been problematic. The techs discovered I had a "delete incoming email" rule written. I was receiving 1000s of emails undeliverable in my work delete and sent folders. Plus I lost my work inbox. Nothing happened on my yahoo account.
Now they are saying by copying my work to personal yahoo account, I caused the virus which subsequently shut down the system.

Is this possible? Can just having email copied from one to another cause a virus from the receiving account to contaminate the sending account?

thank you so much,

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July 28, 2011 at 20:06:53
I don't see how a delete or forward rules make an email undeliverable & even it they did, how would that execute a virus? Viruses through emails have to be run. Deleting an email doesn't make that happen.

I wouldn't accept blame for the virus. Instead I would ask them what happened to the anti virus software & why wasn't there a problem with the old server?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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July 29, 2011 at 19:12:07
thank you so much for the help.
I will follow your suggestion and make sure I have them provide me with the 'proof" of the claim.
I appreciate your fast response!
Angie in Ohio

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July 29, 2011 at 19:26:28

Don't get fired over this. It is not worth it.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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