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  • Jake Bunce
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    Originally posted by merk
    Aside from that, a C/R mail system might fix the CC/BCC argument
    C/R?

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  • merk
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    Asendin and Jake are correct - if you cant use your email properly, you should either not use an address book at all, or at least have some common decency to use BCC.

    If someone CCs me in junk email i block their email at the server level so it bounces. I have no interest in being involved in junk emails and chain emails that get sent around.

    Some spammer gets their hands on a list of quite a few hundred legitimate juicy emails because people are too lazy to use BCC.

    Aside from that, a C/R mail system might fix the CC/BCC argument

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  • Matthew Gordon
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    SCO deserves everything they have coming to them, IMHO.

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  • Jake Bunce
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    Originally posted by Raz Meister
    Anyway, Outlook automatically adds contacts to the address book...
    Outlook is rude.

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Originally posted by Raz Meister
    Why should they ask you? It's their address book.

    Anyway, Outlook automatically adds contacts to the address book...
    Because of reasons like this for one (being the original post). Also suddenly getting emails from people, that where sent cc: to about two hundred other people , is kind of an invasion of privacy not to mention just asking for spam..

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  • Kings
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    Originally posted by Raz Meister
    Anyway, Outlook automatically adds contacts to the address book...
    Yup, and so does OE and Mozilla Thunderbird.

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  • Raz Meister
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    Originally posted by Asendin
    Well i must agree with jake, i am on so many address books and not one person has asked me if they could add me.
    Most dont know how to recognize an obvious virus, not that i expect everyone too.
    It's just i dont want to be in the address books of people that cannot recognize a virus' or easily get rid of one if accidently infected.
    Why should they ask you? It's their address book.

    Anyway, Outlook automatically adds contacts to the address book...

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Originally posted by noppid
    It must be lonely up there on that pedistal being so perfect.
    Well i must agree with jake, i am on so many address books and not one person has asked me if they could add me.
    Most dont know how to recognize an obvious virus, not that i expect everyone too.
    It's just i dont want to be in the address books of people that cannot recognize a virus' or easily get rid of one if accidently infected.

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Originally posted by HexOnxOnx
    Wow, for the first time in a few years I have gotten this virus sent to me in three differant email accounts. This thing is getting wide spread fast!
    Yaa i feel really bad for SCO right now, i received twenty more this morning..
    No company or Corporation deserves a DoS attack, and certain not to this extent.

    All because of the use or non-use of Linux
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    SCO advises anyone who has knows about the perpetrator to contact their local FBI office.

    SCO also advises anyone who notices strange executable files, possibly in their /usr/bin directory and messages bearing the text /Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA to contact SCO directly.


    SCO has even posted a $250,000 worm bounty
    Last edited by Joe Gronlund; Wed 28th Jan '04, 6:59am.

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  • noppid
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    Originally posted by Jakeman
    It's so rude to add some one to your address book and then get a virus like this... that's right up there with sending out chain emails to a bunch of people and using the "To" field instead of the "Bcc" field. Exposing an email address like that is the best way to get on spam lists.

    Either don't maintain an address book in your email client or be savy enough not to get a virus like this.
    It must be lonely up there on that pedistal being so perfect.

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  • HexOnxOnx
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    Wow, for the first time in a few years I have gotten this virus sent to me in three differant email accounts. This thing is getting wide spread fast!

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  • merk
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    Originally posted by Jakeman
    It's so rude to add some one to your address book and then get a virus like this... that's right up there with sending out chain emails to a bunch of people and using the "To" field instead of the "Bcc" field. Exposing an email address like that is the best way to get on spam lists.

    Either don't maintain an address book in your email client or be savy enough not to get a virus like this.
    Amen.

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  • Jake Bunce
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    It's so rude to add some one to your address book and then get a virus like this... that's right up there with sending out chain emails to a bunch of people and using the "To" field instead of the "Bcc" field. Exposing an email address like that is the best way to get on spam lists.

    Either don't maintain an address book in your email client or be savy enough not to get a virus like this.

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  • deano
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    Originally posted by Lumina
    Deano, what you received is called a "hoax". This contact list trick do not work at all of course, or maybee with just 0,001% of possible virus.
    ok
    i never did get this virus or hoax or what ever da heck it is

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  • deano
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    Originally posted by Asendin
    lol dean, you really need to get the hell back to work haha
    no
    i have retired with my goats

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