I got the following info in an e-mail.
The question is, will it work?
How to protect your e-mail address book
A computer repairman says this is like having gold.
This is a good thing.
I learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious in its simplicity.
As you may know, when/if a worm virus getsinto your computer
It heads straight for your email address book,
Andsends itself to everyone in there,
Thus infecting all your friends andassociates.
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.
First, open your address book and click on
Just as you would do if you were adding
a new friend toyour list of email addresses.
In the window where you would type your
friend's first name, type in'A'.
For the screen name or email address,
Now, here's what you've done and why it works:
The 'name 'A' will be placed at the top of your address book
This will be where the worm will start
In an effort to send itself to all your friends.
When it tries to send itself to AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA,
Because of thephony email address you entered.
If the first attempt fails
(which itwill because of the phony address),
And yourfriends will not be infected.
Here's the second great advantage of this method:
If an email cannot be delivered,
You will be notified ofthis in your In Boxalmost immediately.
If you ever get an email telling you that an email addressed to AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA could not be delivered,
You know right away that you have the worm virus
You can then take steps to get rid of it!
If everybody you know does this
Then you need not ever worry about opening mail from friends.
DO IT NOWand pass this on to all your friends.