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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 7:19:53 AM

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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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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 11:28:52 AM

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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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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 2:23:00 PM

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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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January 1, 2005 3:49:26 PM

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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
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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.
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 1:05:55 AM

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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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