|| posted on 17-10-2009 at 12:48
|It's always an entertaining read.
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 17:36
|Thanks Leigh - that is a fascinating site - have bookmarked it !
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 12:32
|Snopes is always a good place to check out some of these "helpful"
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 09:32
|Thanks guys - I advised her not to do it until I had run it passed you !
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 08:45
|Been around for ages, and as said, it'll not do any harm. I still have one set up in my address book for notification purposes.... (I've also been
too lazy to delete it after all these years!)
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 08:19
Nothing new in that, I first used it back in the days of Win3.11
It works well.
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 08:18
|Its a bit like chicken soup. It won't do any harm.
|| posted on 16-10-2009 at 07:51
|A friend sent me this email - but I think it may be suspect. Anyone seen/heard this before ...
"Protect your Address Book- I just did!
How to protect your e-mail address book
A computer repairman says this is like having gold. This is a good thing. I learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious in its simplicity.
As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your computer it heads straight for your email address book, and sends itself to everyone in there,
thus infecting all your friends and associates.
This trick won't keep the virus from getting
into your computer, but it will stop it from using your address book to spread further, and it will alert you to the fact that the worm has gotten
into your system.
Here's what you do:
First, open your address book and click on
'new contact,' just as you would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of email addresses. In the window where you would type your
friend's first name, type in 'A'.
For the screen name or email address,
Now, here's what you've done and why it works: The 'name 'A' will be placed at the top of your address book as entry #1.
This will be where the worm will start in an effort to send itself to all your friends. When it tries to send itself to AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA, it will be
undeliverable because of the phony email address you entered. If the first attempt fails
(which it will because of the phony address), the worm goes no further and your friends will not be infected.
Here's the second great advantage of this method:
If an email cannot be delivered, you will be notified of this in your In Box almost immediately. Hence, if you ever get an email telling you that an
email addressed to AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA could not be delivered, you know right away that you have the worm virus in your system. You can then take steps to
get rid of it!
Pretty slick huh?
If everybody you know does this then you need not ever worry about opening mail from friends. DO IT NOW and pass this on to all your friends. "