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FW: Excellent tip for your computer

Mar 05, 2002 05:59 PM
by leonmaurer

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From: RudyWC []

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 2:56 PM

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Subject: Excellent tip for your computer

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


To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact in your email address

book with the nam : !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. Try this and pass on to your email contacts.

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