I rec'd this email from another list. Have any of you seen this and do you recommend doing this. Jerry A. > > HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! > > > > I learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious > > in it simplicity. > > > > As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your > > computer it heads straight for your email address book, > > and sends itself to everyone in > >there, thus infecting all > > your friends and associates. This trick won't keep the virus > > from getting into your computer, but it will stop it from using > > your address book to spread further, and it will alert you to > > the fact, that the worm has gotten into your system. > > > > Here's what you do: first, open your address book and click > > on "new contact" just as you would do if you were adding a > > new friend to your list of email addresses. In the window where > > you would type your friend's first name, type in AAAAAAA. > > In the window below where it prompts you to enter the new > > email address, type in WormAlert@xxxxxxxxxxxxx . Then > > complete everything by clicking add, enter, ok, etc. > > > > Now, here's what you've done and why it works: The "name" > > AAAAAAA will be placed at the top of your address book as > > entry #1. This will be where the worm will start in an effort to > > send itself to all your friends. But when it tries to send itself to > > AAAAAAA, it will be undeliverable because of the phony email > > address you entered (WormAlert@xxxxxxxxxxxxx). If the first > > attempt fails (which it will because of the phony address), the > > worm goes no further and your friends will not be infected. > > > > Here's the second great advantage of this method: If an email cannot > > be delivered, you will be notified of this in your InBox almost > > immediately. Hence, if you ever get an email telling you that an email > > addressed to WormAlert@xxxxxxxxxxxxx could not be delivered, > > you know right away that you have the worm virus in your system. > > You can then take steps to get rid of it! > > > > Pretty slick huh? > > > > If everybody you know does this then you needn't ever worry about > > opening mail from friends. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.