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just got a piece of mail from myself with the subject yo-yo What is this... a virus? How will it affect my mac? running OS X.2.6 using "Mail" as my email program...

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    just got a piece of mail from myself with the subject yo-yo

    What is this... a virus?

    How will it affect my mac?
    running OS X.2.6 using "Mail" as my email program
    Ed Guest

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    Ed: 

    *****

    If this were the Douglas Adams universe of HHGG, I would suggest that
    you sent that e-mail to yourself from sometime in the distant--perhaps
    *very* distant--future to warn yourself against becoming a yo-yo. That
    possibility is worth considering, but I don't know how you could
    confirm or refute it. If you do it again, you should consider
    describing to yourself in some detail something (completely outside of
    your control, and completely verifiable) that will happen some very
    short time after you receive the e-mail.

    Otherwise, it might help if you said what was in the e-mail. Was there
    an attachment?

    Davoud

    --
    usenet *at* davidillig dawt com
    Davoud Guest

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    The content was pure giberish... some kind of code

    interesting enough the return address was my namemy address but in the
    content it was listed as .. that isn't mine

    confusing huh?

    Ed

    In article <280720031934262987%net>, Davoud <net>
    wrote:
     
    >
    > *****
    >
    > If this were the Douglas Adams universe of HHGG, I would suggest that
    > you sent that e-mail to yourself from sometime in the distant--perhaps
    > *very* distant--future to warn yourself against becoming a yo-yo. That
    > possibility is worth considering, but I don't know how you could
    > confirm or refute it. If you do it again, you should consider
    > describing to yourself in some detail something (completely outside of
    > your control, and completely verifiable) that will happen some very
    > short time after you receive the e-mail.
    >
    > Otherwise, it might help if you said what was in the e-mail. Was there
    > an attachment?
    >
    > Davoud[/ref]
    Ed Guest

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    Ed: 

    As a webmaster who *used* to have his e-mail addresses plastered all
    over the place, I receive over 300 spams per day. (Fortunately, since I
    changed my e-mail addresses--easy with one's own domain--my filters
    move all of the undesired mail into a trash bin. My address no longer
    appears on the web in machine-readable form.)

    Anyway, I wouldn't spend too much time fretting about this e-mail; if
    it's a virus the odds are very high that it is a Windoze virus. On the
    other hand, one has to be watchful for people hijacking one's e-mail
    address to spam others. That happened to me because of a security issue
    at the company that hosts my web sites. They fixed the issue quickly,
    and no great harm was done; I didn't receive any death threats, e.g.,
    even though the spams contained my then-valid e-mail address.

    Davoud

    --
    usenet *at* davidillig dawt com
    Davoud Guest

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    Default Re: Yo-Yo

    Thanks for your reply.

    so far nothing else in the last 24 hours so I'm hoping all is fine

    Ed

    In article <280720032050356974%net>, Davoud <net>
    wrote:
     
    >
    > As a webmaster who *used* to have his e-mail addresses plastered all
    > over the place, I receive over 300 spams per day. (Fortunately, since I
    > changed my e-mail addresses--easy with one's own domain--my filters
    > move all of the undesired mail into a trash bin. My address no longer
    > appears on the web in machine-readable form.)
    >
    > Anyway, I wouldn't spend too much time fretting about this e-mail; if
    > it's a virus the odds are very high that it is a Windoze virus. On the
    > other hand, one has to be watchful for people hijacking one's e-mail
    > address to spam others. That happened to me because of a security issue
    > at the company that hosts my web sites. They fixed the issue quickly,
    > and no great harm was done; I didn't receive any death threats, e.g.,
    > even though the spams contained my then-valid e-mail address.
    >
    > Davoud[/ref]
    Ed Guest

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