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#11 Tue 01 May 07 12:08am

saltedm8

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From Kent, eng
Member since Fri 11 Mar 05

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

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#12 Tue 01 May 07 3:03am

shammrok

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From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

Hi guys,

My apologies to whoever I sent it to.

Thanks Salty for the heads up.

Shammy smile

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#13 Tue 01 May 07 4:07am

michelle26

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From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 27 Sep 05

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

I usually search on google for information about these types of e-mails.  Almost always it is listed at www.snopes.com or the like.  Nevermind YM & Shammy .. i deleted yours...  smile

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#14 Tue 01 May 07 11:12am

saltedm8

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From Kent, eng
Member since Fri 11 Mar 05

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/im.htm

( not the same email, but very similar )


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#15 Tue 01 May 07 3:58pm

GeoffP

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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

There are many, many hoax emails circulating, this is only one example.

There is quite a simple way to tell if an email you receive is a hoax:-

1  It will have come from someone you know (who has fallen for it)

2  It will contain a warning about some undesirable event or happening (a virus, a new charge, a crime of some sort, etc. )

3  It will invite you to pass it on to as many people as you can

And, as stated before, you can always check on Snopes - or Symantec.

Here's a fuller run-down on how to recognise hoaxes:-

http://www.plasticsmythbuster.org/spoof.asp

Please don't ever pass these on - they only annoy people and use bandwidth. That having been said, I am constantly amazed at the things people will fall for.

(My personal (un)favourite is "Internet Cleaning Day", which revives every April 1st smile )

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#16 Wed 02 May 07 8:57am

michelle26

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From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 27 Sep 05

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

Really?  I don't think I have seen that one Geoff.  I often get emails about some unfortunate soul who is lost or in need of medical help and forwarding this email around will help them (somehow - I have no idea how!)   roll

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#17 Wed 02 May 07 10:29am

GeoffP

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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: windows messenger 'fake' email

Here you go - ans DON'T pass it on smile

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/aprilfools/cleaning.asp

Nobody is safe - there was a Jamie Oliver hoax email circulating a couple of years back:-

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/nakedchef.asp

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