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From: "Steve Garton" <>
Subject: Fw: [NTH] BLOCK THOSE VIRII !
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 16:06:56 +0100
Forwarding this from another list, just wonder what the concensus of opinion would be as to the merits of this as a way to stop viruses.
----- Original Message -----
From: J & R RANSON
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 9:51 AM
Subject: [NTH] BLOCK THOSE VIRII !
This is a way to stop those Virus creeps dead! The original message comes
from someone I trust.
I'm forwarding this to all of you to help protect oursite.
When you are confident that this action is ok please be sure to pass the
information on to other gen-sites.
Researching:- Northant's, GOOSEY, GOBLE.
> > Just received this and am passing it on as it seems good!
> > There is a wonderful and simple way to prevent
> > YOUR computer from spreading viruses. You should
> > use this technique on EVERY ONE OF YOUR E-MAIL
> > address books. What is most remarkable is that I
> > did not know this simple technique before!
> > Most everyone is aware that many computer viruses
> > spread themselves, with a program, that directs
> > each computer to send the virus to everyone in
> > that computer's e-mail address book, or books. We
> > all feel bad when we get infected. It is, at
> > least embarrassing, to infect others. I hear all
> > the time "My company spends a fortune and has the
> > very best people protecting us from viruses."
> > Well, let me tell you, those companies have all
> > tried to send ME viruses. And the FBI, CIA,
> > Pentagon, Army, NSA, and all the other top
> > computer expert facilities in the world - have
> > sent out viruses to everyone in thier address
> > books, recently!
> > Hopefully you will spend a moment to protect all
> > those in your address books from getting infected
> > by YOUR computer.
> > Here is how: Just create a NEW contact in each of
> > your address books with the first name of 000000
> > and the last name of 00000000. It doesn't matter
> > how many Zeros you use. Then leave the e-mail
> > address blank. This new contact will then show up
> > as your first contact in the list. 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 it on to your email contacts.
> > The more people that use this technique, the less
> > vulnerable we will be to viruses that spread in
> > this manner!
> > Regards Terry
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