"Worm-Proof" Your Address Book:
In your address book, create a new contact named
"!0000" (exclamation point and four zeros).
Do Not assign
an email address or any other information to this entry.
Save the new contact.
This can be applied to both your resident (Outlook, etc.) and online Contacts
How It Works:
Most Address Book worms rely on contact names with email
addresses to do their damage. Once they have "read" the
first entry in your Address Book and spawned an infected email to
the recipient, the task is finished. The worm moves on to the
next contact and repeats the task until it goes through your
entire Contact List.
By creating a Contact Name "!0000" with no email
address you stop this whole process before it even starts. By the
very nature of how computers sort information, "!0000"
automatically goes to the top of your Contact List. Without an
email address to go along with the entry the worm stops dead in
Sending/Forwarding Email to Multiple Recipients
Without Revealing Their Address Information:
Create a new contact in your Address Book. Name it
"Friends and Family," "Undisclosed
Recipients," or whatever you like.
Assign Your Email
Address to this entry.
Save this new contact.
- To Send/Forward to multiple parties without revealing their
Use your "Friends and Family" entry in the
Add the other Recipient Addresses (or your Distribution List)
in the "BCC:" line.
Send the Email as you normally would.
How It Works:
You're really sending an Email to yourself and including a
copy to other people.
When you include the other recipients in the "BCC:"
(Blind Carbon Copy) line, you effectively hide their address
information from all other parties included in the mailing.
This actually accomplishes two things:
It preserves the identity of the Recipient(s)
- The Email comes addressed as if you had sent it to them
Some corporate servers may prevent you from sending an email
message from yourself, to yourself. In this case you might try
using a public web-based address.
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