Email Virus and Worm Stopper

jay gee jgj23 at mindspring.com
Fri Sep 21 10:06:10 EDT 2001


Help stop e-mail virus and worm transmissions.

The following method should work to stop the retransmission
 of viruses and worms received by e-mail for those of you using
 MS Outlook or related MS e-mail programs.

It was originally posted to the TEAMOS/2 Technical Support List
and authored by Mike Kilroy, is a knowledgeable individual.

It will not stop your computer from receiving a virus or worm,
only Anti-virus software can do that, but following these tips
will slow or stop the spread of computer infections transmitted
by e-mail.

Hope you are all well.  My apologies for the cross postings
but this is important.

Jay Gee

============= Here it is  ======================

FYI:

Low tech wins again.

To avoid spreading computer viruses,   create a contact
 in your email address book  with the name 

!0000

 with no email address in the details.

This contact will then show up as your first contact.
If a  virus attempts to do a "send all" on your contact list,
your pc will put up an error message saying:

 "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, make no changes
 to your original contacts list.

The offending (virus) message may then be moved to your
"Drafts" or "Outbox" folder.  Go there and delete the offending
message.

Problem is solved and virus is not spread.

Try this and pass on to your email contacts.












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