It doesn't need your
computer to be infected at all. A worm may have collected your email address off
of an aquaintances list of stored emails. Or if you have ever forwarded a joke
to some friends, and they forwarded it to some friends etc., then somewhere
along the line a spammer may have collected all the email addresses off that
Heck! I've even rec'd
spammed messages from myself - lol. (Of course I didn't trust myself and deleted
it without reading it!)
The safest course of
action is to NEVER open ANY file from anyone - even someone you know and trust -
unless they actually attach a personal SIGNED message to you telling you what
they have sent you. Otherwise don't touch it.
The same goes for
links to unknown websites. You get an email that just says "check this
out" or similar - DON'T. Many of these websites have ulterior motives - maybe
collecting emails, maybe putting spyware on your computer. It's not worth
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 8:51
Subject: [iris-photos] Re:SPAM message, I
did not send!
I just wanted everyone to know that I did not send the SPAM
messasge. I have
no idea how it was sent with my address on it.
receive the digest form of iris-photos and would never open any
attachments. I look at the photos at http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos.
did some research and found Symantec lists the attachment with
I always keep my Norton anti-virus updated and run
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