Email Virus and Worm Stopper
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
Hope you are all well. My apologies for the cross postings
but this is important.
============= Here it is ======================
Low tech wins again.
To avoid spreading computer viruses, create a contact
in your email address book with the name
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
Problem is solved and virus is not spread.
Try this and pass on to your email contacts.
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