Hi, Cindy. You won't get a response from Yahoo, either. *smile* They're not known for their responsiveness. Yes, I've gotten those same messages saying SBC was going to suspend my account. No, they're not. *smile* They're viruses and also some of them are fishing scams, trying to get you to go enter your information on a bogus site, so just be careful, and you'll be fine. *smile* Take care. Julie Morales inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: mercy0421 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 9:39 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Viruses
Peter sent out a warning about the benetech threatening our accounts. I've received one for Yahoo. I'm assuming it's a virus message like the one Peter said was being sent from benetech because it went to my bulk mail and not my regular mail. Surely if Yahoo was going to suspend my account for some unknown reason they wouldn't put the message in my bulk mail folder. It doesn make me a bit nervous, though. I've written to the yahoo administrator or service person but so far no response.
--- Julie Morales <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, Cindy. There's something about viruses that > everyone needs to know. Just > because an email address seems to come from an > address you think you know > doesn't mean that it really came from that address, > and more importantly, it > doesn't even mean that person with that address has > a virus. When someone > gets a virus, that virus attaches itself to any > email addresses it finds on > the computer, and they're able to send out viruses, > making it look like it > came from any one of those addresses when it really > didn't. This means that, > even if the address looks familiar, that doesn't > mean that's the person with > the virus. I hope this made sense. *smile* I've > gotten pretty good at > telling whether something is a virus based on > several things. First, if the > subject line looks strange, I delete it, attachment > or not. Second, if the > attachment is pretty sizable, I delete it, and if > the address looks like one > I know and there is an attachment but I'm not > expecting it, I write the > person from within a new, separate message to find > out if they sent me > something before I opened it. Take care. > Julie Morales > inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): > mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx > Skype: mercy0421 > --
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