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[IP] OT-kinda Lets stop viruses!!! Trick your address book!
I got this from a friend and this is how my hubby set up my address book to
help stop viruses! (And computers are his job!) Only my fake address is
1111virusalert. It can be anything as long as it is FIRST IN THE ADDRESS
Everyone should try it!
Mom to Rachel, 4 years old and pumping!
>>Trick your address book!
>>Who among us doesn't know someone who has experienced the embarrassment
>>of unknowingly spreading a computer virus via their email address book?
>>It's time to STOP this from happening by TAKING CONTROL of your email
>>program! For those who are unaware, many computer viruses spread
>>themselves by sending themselves to everyone in your address book. Imagine
>>how you would feel if you were unknowingly infected with a computer virus,
>>and worse yet, your friends, family, and business contacts were being
>>targeted by your computer! Well, if you want to avoid this sort of thing,
>>here's a great tip:
>>This tip won't prevent YOU from getting any viruses (you have to scan
>>those attachments yourself before opening them to do that), but it will
>>stop those viruses from latching onto your address book and sending itself
>>out to others.
>>To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact in your email address
>>book with the name :
>>with no email address in the details.
>>This contact will then show up as your first contact. If a virus attempts
>>to do a "send all" on your contact list, your pc will put up an error
>>message saying that: "The Message could not be sent. One or more recipients
>>do not have an e-mail address. Please check your Address Book and make sure
>>all the recipients have a valid e-mail address." Your messages to an
>>individual or individual addressees will not be affected. You click on OK
>>and the offending (virus) message would not have been sent to anyone. Of
>>course no changes have been made to your original contacts list. The
>>offending (virus) message may then be automatically stored in
>>your "Drafts" or "Outbox" folder. Go in there and delete the offending
>>message. Problem is solved and virus is not spread.
>><http://www.flowgo.com/refer/referral.cfm?page_id=18159>Try this and pass
>>on to ALL your email contacts.
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