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« on: Tue 9 December, 2008 - 05:08 pm »

got one in my junk folder which I wasn't sure about, as it said it was a Hallmark e-card sent by someone.

so when I opened it my virus protector went nuts  good wee programme 

so anyway, just be aware of this potential problem as tis the season of card-sending
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« Reply #1 on: Tue 9 December, 2008 - 06:34 pm »

Now I remember getting an email warning about that. Thanks for the reminder 
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 9 December, 2008 - 06:38 pm »

any of those e-card things
or the dhl and fed-ex tracking number e-mails

dump them straight away!!
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« Reply #3 on: Wed 10 December, 2008 - 08:23 am »

I have been using the free anti virus that comes with xtra and it has been great at stopping that sort of stuff!!  

lately the spammers have been sending emails to me - from me!!  I rang xtra to make sure my 'puter wasnt sending them. it isnt, they said its just a new way of getting round the blocking thing..... 
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« Reply #4 on: Wed 10 December, 2008 - 04:58 pm »

i had that, was getting over 1000 an hour.
do you have a web site?apparently they get email adresses from web sites and
use them as the return address so all the the spammers send out and is
rejected doesn't go back to them
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« Reply #5 on: Wed 10 December, 2008 - 05:57 pm »

no website....    but yepwas getting a s**t load of from me....
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« Reply #6 on: Thu 11 December, 2008 - 10:33 am »

There are a lot of hallmark and ecard greetings that are bogus. IF it doesn't have the name of a friend on it, don't open it. It should say this is a greeting from "joe cool" or whoever

one way to tell is to hover your cursor over the link and look at the part of the domain just before .com. If it isn't hallmark don't open it!! Ditto paypal emails. I junk most of them anyway although getting on for Christmas it gets harder as I have a couple of US friends that send hallmark cards
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