[meteorite-list] Block any worm,,,,,worth trying

From: RAYDOBOS_at_aol.com <RAYDOBOS_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:52:17 2004
Message-ID: <a6.2adc4776.2a9146d6_at_aol.com>

 I have no idea if this really works but it will be easy enough to do....

  Subject: Address Book Saver Please Read!!!!

  I just learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious
  in it's 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 getting into your computer, but it will stop it from using your
  address book to spread further and it will alert you to the fact that
  the worm has gotten into your system.

  Here's what you do: first, open your address book and click on
  "new contact" or "new person", 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 your friends first name, type in AAAAAAA.
  In the window below where it prompts you to enter the new email
  address, type in WormAlert_at_somewhere.com.
  Then complete everything by clicking add, enter, ok, etc.

  Now, here's what you've done and why it works. The name AAAAAAA
  will be placed at the top of your address book and entry #1. This will
  be where the worm will start in an effort to send itself to all your
  But when it tries to send itself to AAAAAAA, it will be undeliverable
  because of the phony email address you entered .............
  (WormAlert_at_somewhere.com). If the first attempt fails, as this one will,
  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 InBox almost immediately.
  Hence, if you ever get an email telling you that an email addressed to
  WormAlert_at_somewhere.com 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 needn't ever worry about opening
  mail from friends.

  Pass this on to all your friends and associates....
Received on Sun 18 Aug 2002 02:52:06 PM PDT

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