One minor correction to Neil's
information. Antivirus software is needed to minimize the possibility of getting
a virus. Normal precautions still apply about only opening attachments if you
have a reason to receive that type of attachment from that sender.
Spam blockers help minimize receiving unwanted commercial messages. Firewalls
help minimize the potential for hackers gaining access/control of your
Rita - Be very conservative about even
mentioning PCH as I got a spam message from them this past week even with
all filters on maximum aggressive. They have taken so many hits from the
regulatory community that I gambled and used their opt out system.
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In a message dated 8/17/2004 10:57:32 AM Central Daylight Time,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Janet LaClair
Janet, chances are the Gormleys had nothing to do with this
There are folks who use a double blind kind of strategy
Thanks Neil for saying this so much better than I can. We only know
when some evil thing like this goes out when we get an "Invalid Address"
notice to some e-mail address we never heard of with a message we never
sent!! Our e-mail address and that of the AIS Membership Secretary is on
so many address books that we get frequent notices. We have both a daily
(sometimes four times a day) Virus program (PCillin) as well at AOL that we
get constant alert on this kind of trash.
When we send attachments, the name of the file is in the subject line
along with a message so everyone knows it is from us. We even got a
"nasty" last week from someone using Keith Keppel's e-mail address-which he
knew nothing about!!!
Random and malicious stuffing of e-mail address boxes is like theft from
regular mailboxes-?where did my Publisher's Clearing House million dollar
check go anyway??
Where the weather is "to die for" cool and clear! Not like usual
Missouri hot, steamy August!
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