strange e-mails.

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me whats the meaning of a load of strange
e-mails i get which consist of a load of jumbled up words-
usually 3 or 4 lines of words at the bottom of the e-mail-
ie-bionic surreptable congrous-just a meaning less ramble-
usually comes with a advert for drugs or something you
dont need or sometimes just the ramble and nothing
else,anyone know what its all about?
Roger h.
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    On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 04:19:53 -0800, "roger hebb"
    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    in Hit or Miss, it's a miss attempt to bypass some spam catchers. Oddly enough
    my popfile caught the 1st one of these attempts ages ago.

    >Hi,
    >Can anyone tell me whats the meaning of a load of strange
    >e-mails i get which consist of a load of jumbled up words-
    >usually 3 or 4 lines of words at the bottom of the e-mail-
    >ie-bionic surreptable congrous-just a meaning less ramble-
    >usually comes with a advert for drugs or something you
    >dont need or sometimes just the ramble and nothing
    >else,anyone know what its all about?
    >Roger h.

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    "roger hebb" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    > Can anyone tell me whats the meaning of a load of strange
    > e-mails i get which consist of a load of jumbled up words-
    > usually 3 or 4 lines of words at the bottom of the e-mail-
    > ie-bionic surreptable congrous-just a meaning less ramble-
    > usually comes with a advert for drugs or something you
    > dont need or sometimes just the ramble and nothing
    > else,anyone know what its all about?
    > Roger h.

    Many (if not most) of these contain an attachment which will try to infect
    your machine with a virus if you open it.

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    It is called SPAM. It is probably best to not allow these types of email to
    even get onto your pc. I use a program called Mailwasher Pro which sets up
    filters which will delete these emails from your isp server.

    In OE you may be able to do the same thing using rules in OE to block these
    emails. Look in the Tools in OE for Message Rules.

    Good luck
    "roger hebb" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0ca401c4effc$327a4f10$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Can anyone tell me whats the meaning of a load of strange
    > e-mails i get which consist of a load of jumbled up words-
    > usually 3 or 4 lines of words at the bottom of the e-mail-
    > ie-bionic surreptable congrous-just a meaning less ramble-
    > usually comes with a advert for drugs or something you
    > dont need or sometimes just the ramble and nothing
    > else,anyone know what its all about?
    > Roger h.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Roger,
    You shouldn't even be 'opening' these emails to look at their content.

    If you're using Outlook Express (I'm not sure how this works in other email
    programs), set the Inbox so that it doesn't show the preview pane. (From
    the View menu at the top of the window, choose Layout, and uncheck the
    preview pane box.)

    Then you can go through the list of new emails and delete almost all the
    spam just on the basis of from ("Harold Potter"? really now), or subject
    matter, or if it's not even addressed to you. If I see something
    suspicious which *might* be for real, I right click on it, select
    properties, details and message source. This lets me see exactly what's
    inside without (I hope!!) actually opening it.

    After eliminating the junk, open the real messages by double clicking on
    them.

    Since you can get viruses and other malware through email even from
    'trusted' sources, make sure you have anti-virus ware with an up to date
    subscription, and to be doubly sure set your program not to automatically
    open attachments (many viruses ride in as attachments) and to read messages
    as plain text only, not HTML.

    And if you've really been opening and reading all those viagra and day
    trading offers, now is a good time to do a complete virus scan and check out
    programs such as AdAware and other spyware detectors. Here's one entry into
    this whole field:
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

    Have a safe day,
    gg

    "roger hebb" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0ca401c4effc$327a4f10$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Can anyone tell me whats the meaning of a load of strange
    > e-mails i get which consist of a load of jumbled up words-
    > usually 3 or 4 lines of words at the bottom of the e-mail-
    > ie-bionic surreptable congrous-just a meaning less ramble-
    > usually comes with a advert for drugs or something you
    > dont need or sometimes just the ramble and nothing
    > else,anyone know what its all about?
    > Roger h.
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