View Full Version : Email protection....sortof

Sam H
04-07-2002, 03:57 PM
I remember reading a letter to either PCworld, Imag or Netguide about adding an invalid e-mail to your address book. Could someone give me a link to that article if possible.

I know its not a 100% effective way of stopping viruses getting passed on, but hey i think it would be best to have it than not to have it.

04-07-2002, 06:14 PM
Hi Sam,

Don't have the article or link. The entry in your Address Book is: _####

It appears right at the top of my Address Book even though I have addresses beginning with A. According to that article, since it's not a valid email address, any mass mailing virus will just stop there.
Touch wood haven't had any e-mail viruses coming thru yet. Running PCilin though. Hope this helps.


Sam H
04-07-2002, 11:11 PM

05-07-2002, 09:47 AM
Doesn't work. Most viruses randomly select addresses from your address book rather than going through them one by one.

Buy AV software!

Sam H
05-07-2002, 10:16 AM
I have Norton anti virus 2001, up to date.
I know It's not very effective but it does work on a few, this is just an extra measure.