Morning Jerry This is just an alteration to the older !000 trick. Some say it works other say it doesn't. Whats more important is the fact that recent virus/worms don't even need your address book or email client to spread they create their own SMTP engine and obtain email addresses from files on the drive (text and/or webbrowser cache files etc) Christy http://www.hackfix.org/ 24hoursupport moderator *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 6/14/02 at 09:19 AM Jerry wrote: >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. >> > - 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.