Excellent E-Mail Antivirus Tip - Read, Please!!
- Hi All,
From Carl Swann...
This is a legit tip to incorporate for your e-mail program; thanks to
Avoid spreading computer viruses -- How to 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: !0000 (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." 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.
||||| Carl Swann, Kingsport TN
(o o) "I know God won't give me anything I can't
oOOo-(_)-oOOo handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much."
-- Mother Teresa