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From: Randy Jones <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:50:56 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <bki40l$gpj$1@reader11.wxs.nl>


--- Koos <> wrote:
>
> "foobar" <> schreef in bericht
> news:3f6c123e$0$246$...
> >
> > >
> > > LISTEN UP IDIOTS!
> > >
> > > Don't use your actual email address in
> newsgroups ---- anyone who does
> is
> > > striking for fool status ---- lickety-split.
> > >
> >
> > I use my own email address, and I haven't recieved
> any.
> >
> > But I don't care, since I use linux.
> >
>
> This virus works as followed....
> It tries to enter a computer, if successful than it
> scans for addressbooks
> with email addresses in it.
> If found than an email is send to everyone in that
> book. I dont know if its
> once of a many times ;-(
>
> This means tha its impossible for us, general users,
> to stop it.
>
> All you can do is to use a good virusscanner and NOT
> open any thing that
> comes with these emails

Regardless of the precautions we ourselves take, it is
still filling up our mailboxes faster than we can
empty them. Any it is not practical for some of us to
have email addresses to which our correspondents
cannot respond.

-- Randy Jones

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