Tip especially for outlook express email users

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Old 12-04-01, 12:46 PM
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Tip especially for outlook express email users

Although I have not tried this as yet i have been told this is a extremely good tip especially for outlook express users(ABOUT VIRUS AND EMAIL) HERE its is>>>To avoid spreading e-mail borne computer viruses, create a new contact
in
> > your email address book with the name: !0000 with no email address in
the
> > details.
> >
> > To do this in Outlook Express, go to Start/Programs/Accessories/Address
> > Book. Once the Address Book is open, click the New pull-down toolbar
item,
> > and then click New Contact.... In the field that says First, type in
!0000
> > and then click OK.
> >
> > This contact will then show up as your first contact in the Address
Book.
> If
> > a virus attempts to do a "send all" on your contact list, you see an
error
> > message that says:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > If you click on OK, the offending infected message will not have been
sent
> > to anyone. The infected message will then be stored in either your
> "Drafts"
> > or "Outbox" folder. You may completely delete (in other words, not just
> send
> > it to Outlook's "Deleted Items" folder) the offending message from that
> > location by highlighting the message, hold down the Shift key and press
> > Delete, and then confirm. This way the virus is not spread and you have
> been
> > alerted so that you can apply whatever remedy the situation calls for. TOM
 
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Old 12-05-01, 01:18 AM
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That's a hoax. Go down to a previous thread started by Plumber2000 about 12/2. Go to almost any hoax site and you can find the real story. Or just click on the link to go to P'2000 thread and find the hoax site.

http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...threadid=73701
 
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Old 12-05-01, 09:23 AM
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You're right Ichabod, it's a hoax.
 
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Old 12-05-01, 09:45 AM
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Here's another site you can check out for all sorts of computer hoax's and scares.

http://antivirus.about.com/library/weekly/aa082801b.htm

Brian
 
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Old 12-06-01, 12:31 AM
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Thanks Guys for telling me, like i said i did not know and in my hast to help some one, i posted without checking it out and it seems it is a Hoax. Sorry
 
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