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From: "Bob Wissinger" <>
Subject: Re: [PaCambri] Genseekers.com
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 19:59:53 -0500
References: <20020404005430.87467.qmail@web11807.mail.yahoo.com>


Another FYI. A Yahoo account or any other 'free' type account is not necessary. Most modern e-mail software such as Outlook and Netscape have junk mail filters and account blocking functions.

Bob
----- Original Message -----
From: Sonya Stewart
To:
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [PaCambri] Genseekers.com


Actually I have better advice. Get yourself a yahoo
account and block unwanted senders. My junk mail has
been reduced RADICALLY since I have been blocking
addresses. I wish I could block on my JUNO account.
Also, you can scan documents ONLINE with a yahoo so
you never risk downloading any pesky viruses.

Sonya

--- wrote:
> Thank You Kenny,
>
> This is the best piece of advice concerning
> unsolicited email.
> TECHTV has been trying to get this word out for a
> long time. The
> "no action" action is to simply delete the email, as
> ANY response
> (including unsubscribe) will tell them they have a
> hit (an
> active email address). If you want to stop receiving
> unsolicited
> email, don't respond, just delete.
>
> Jane
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kenny Stallard" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 09:55
> Subject: Re: [PaCambri] Genseekers.com
>
>
> Deborah, this is a "spam" message. Your e-mail
> address was
> "harvested" by spider robot. When you answered,
> that verified
> to the spamer that your e-mail address was active;
> this is what
> you probably saw as an upload. The spamer will now
> add your
> e-mail address to his list that he will now sell to
> advertisers,
> so you will probably receive additional mail. It is
> best not to
> reply to spam mail or even unsubscribe from that
> list as this
> also
> verifies to them that your e-mail address is active.
>
> Kenny
> | ----- Original Message -----
>
> I recently received an email from Genseekers.com
> stating that J.
> McClure, whose email address was
> , had
> recommended that I
> receive a genealogy trial. I didn't recall a J.
> McClure as a
> recent contact but have received a lot of help over
> the past two
> years from generous "cousins", so I decided to check
> out the
> site. I copied and pasted the link,
> http://www.genseekers.com.
>
> I have Norton Internet Security 2002 (with a
> Firewall) and
> didn't receive any warnings from them that anything
> was trying to
> access my computer.
> However, a Microsoft Internet Explorer message
> suddenly flashed
> on my screen stating
> that my file had been uploaded successfully. As I
> had not
> requested an upload, this alarmed me.
>
> I immediately left the site and tried to contact J.
> McClure. My
> email to was returned as
> undeliverable.
>
> I then contacted Norton for advice and am awaiting
> a reply from
> them.
> I don't know that something "wrong" happened to me
> on the
> Genseekers site.
> I do know I was not uploading any files at the time
> nor had I
> scheduled any to upload later. Because I don't
> know if one of
> my genealogy databases or email
> address book were compromised, I wanted to warn
> everyone on the
> list
> 1) about this site in case there is a problem with
> it and
> 2) not to believe any emails stating I've
> recommended them for
> a genealogy trial in case they receive one like I
> did.
>
> I'll update the list when I receive information
> from Norton.
>
> Deborah Hainley Bonnar
>
> London, England
>
>
>
>
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