Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prevent cyber viruses in email?


Good day everyone, may you be bless by HIM with a colorful and cheerful day,

I have tried to verify the following contents but, so far there is still no reply for it but, anyway, my purpose for delivering this article is to try to minimize our so called cyber viruses encountry through an email.

Have a glimpse, who knows it will really help !




Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it? Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses and names. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a virus, and his or her computer can send that virus to every E-mail address that has come across his computer. Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents for each hit. That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!

How do you stop it? Well, there are several easy steps.

Try the following if you haven't done it before:

(1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other
addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the
top). That's right, DELETE them. Highlight them and
delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you
know how to do. It only takes a second. You MUST click
the 'Forward' button first and then you will have
full editing capabilities against the body and headers of
the message. If you don't click on 'Forward'
first, you won't be able to edit the message at all.


(2) Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person,
do NOT use the To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail
addresses. Always use the BCC:(blind carbon copy) field
for listing the e-mail addresses. This is the way the
people you send to will only see their own e-mail address.
If you don't see your BCC: option click on where it
says To: and your address list will appear. Highlight the
address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that
easy. When you send to BCC: your message will
automatically say 'Undisclosed Recipients in the
'TO:' field of the people who receive it..


(3) Remove any 'FW :' in the subject line. You
can re-name the subject if you wish or even fix spelling.


(4) ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail
you are reading. Ever get those e-mails that you have to
open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on
it? By Forwarding from the actual page you wish someone
to view, you stop them from having to open many e-mails just
to see what you sent.


(5) Have you ever gotten an email that is a petition?
It states a position and asks you to add your name and
address and to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire
address book. The email can be forwarded on and on and can
collect thousands of names and email addresses. A FACT:
The completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks
to a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid
names and email addresses contained therein. DO NOT put
your email address on any petition. If you want to support
the petition, send it as your own personal letter to the
intended recipient. Your position may carry more weight as
a personal letter than a laundry list of names and email
address on a petition. (And don't believe the ones
that say that the email is being traced, it just ain't
so!)

Some of the other emails to delete and not forward are:

1. The one that says something like, 'Send this email
to 10 people and you'll see something great run across
your screen.' Or sometimes they'll just tease you
by saying 'something really cute will happen.' IT
AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!! (We are still seeing some of
the same emails that we waited on 10 years ago!)


2. I don't let the bad luck ones scare me either,
they get trashed.


3. Before you forward an 'Amber Alert' , or a
'Virus Alert' , or some of the other emails floating
around nowadays, check them out before you forward them.
Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the
net for YEARS! Just about everything you receive in an
email that is in question can be checked out a Snopes.

Just go to www.snopes.com . It's really easy to find out if it's real or not. If it's not, please
don't pass it on.

So please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and the viruses.

Courtesy to friendsss who have sent this information to me. Thanks you ! I DONT FORWARD EMAILS when i see the address are way too long , sometime it is longer than the message. Do forward it in a pleasant manner. Just take a while, some of your precious time ...




ChoyHH

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