Hi Linda & All,
Unfortunately, there are MANY people who seem to think that because they
enjoy e-mail jokes, that everyone else should too, and YES, I too have been
hit with LOADS of them from people I don't know!! What some people fail to
understand is that some of us have dozens, sometimes hundreds of e-mails to
sift through every day, and jokes just clog up our inboxes!!
If asking them to stop hasn't helped, you might want to see if your server
has a feature that allows you to block mail from particular addresses. AOL
has this feature, and all you have to do is type in an e-mail address that
you no longer wish to receive mail from, and BINGO, your server filters out
all that mail for you, and it NEVER AGAIN reaches your inbox!!
On the other hand, anything coming with attachments, BEWARE!! There are
LOADS of viruses out there that generate replies to EVERYONE in the INBOX
(NOT just the address book!!!!) of the infected computer! While these
viruses CANNOT come THROUGH Rootsweb, they ABSOLUTELY CAN generate a reply to
EVERYONE who has recently sent a post to ANY Rootsweb list that the infected
e-mail address receives mail from! Unfortunately, the subject line will be
"Re:" whatever the subjects of the posts were, which leads people to believe
that the reply is coming THROUGH Rootsweb, and is therefor SAFE.....PLEASE
REMEMBER that Rootsweb DOES NOT support attachments, so ANYONE receiving an
attachment to a Rootsweb post, please remember that the reply has NOT gone
through the Rootsweb filters for viruses!!! Also, some of these viruses
alter the sender's address by just one letter, digit or symbol, so that your
replies may not even be getting to a person who has sent you a virus!!
Good luck & BE CAREFUL!!!
In a message dated 9/19/2002 5:01:58 PM Eastern Standard Time,
I do not care to receive unsolicited email; that includes jokes and
etc., especially those with attachments.