Re: OT - Spam

From:Lesley Weston

on 29/04/2003 8:21 AM, marjorie lehman at

> It would appear someone got hold of the Histonet list.
> I started getting those Urgent Request things and delete anything that looks
> like one now.
> Then I started getting other ads, including ways to "improve" certain
> anatomical features I don't have!! Why anyone would send those to a person
> named Marjorie is beyond me!!
> The final straw was when I started getting offers for videos entitled "Girls,
> Girls, Girls" etc
> I contacted my IT people and they told me they are working on it. (Standard
> Answer). Their advice is to not open them if you can recognize what they are &
> never, ever answer them -even the ones which say click here if you don't want
> us to send any more.
> Marjorie - a  person of the female persuasion
If you are using Outlook Express, you can use the Rules feature to send such
things directly to the delete file, without you having to see them. It
doesn't stop them arriving, but you don't have to know about it. I expect
other mail programmes have a similar feature. And it is very important not
to answer - doing so confirms for the spammer that your e-mail address is
valid, and you'll be deluged with the stuff.

Lesley Weston.

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