Thursday, May 07, 2009

Protect your address book

HELLOOO THERE MARSTON !!
I HOPE THAT YOU ARE KEEPING WELL !! GOOD HEALTH TO YOU !!

I RECEIVED THIS FROM MY COUSIN IN N.S.,,,,WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT ??
THINK IT'S ANY HELP,,,OR ANY PROTECTION ??
JUST WONDERING,,,YOU ARE MORE INVOLVED THAN I AM,,,HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS BEFORE ??

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF,,,,AND,, FISHING SEASON IS ALMOST HERE !! GOOD LUCK !! JOHN,,,

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Hi All,
I'm not a great computer buff but recon that if this works, and I have been assured that it is genuine, then it's worth doing but the final decision is yours.




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 gettinginto your computer, but it will stop it from using your address bookto spread further, and it will alert you to the fact that the worm hasgotten 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 yourfriend's first name, type in 'A'.
For the screen name or email address,
type AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA
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.


Thanks John G.

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