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Allyssa
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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

And to whoever sent those e-mails to Jesi should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. This is supposed to be a place to make new friends and discuss the books we all love, not to alienate people further. You should at least have the guts to own up to your mistake and apologise to the girl, it is the least you owe her. .


Indeed!! Sending visious emails and viruses is really nasty. Shame on you! whoever you are... :mad:
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yesterday I also received two virus laden emails. I didn't recognize the sender's name and the subjects were merely "RE" so I clicked on their subject lines in order to delete them from Outlook Express. I didn't even have chance to read the postBody, let alone, open the attachments, had I been stupid enough to try. The result was my anti-virus program took over, caught, and isolated a couple of polluted files in a quarantine folder. What I'm to do with them next I'm unsure, as these are my first virii. Guess I had better read the book. ;)

And I'm also not sure if they came to my P-T address or my other one.
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

I Guess I missed a lot here.... I see there are a lot of "new" ppl posting in here! it's fun! it's to bad about Jesi, is she coming back? I hope so I really would like to know what she posted


And why didn't I ever get such an e-mail Plastic? :D

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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Indeed, it is a shame that people of such this sad nature walk the earth at all. I must get maybe 40 plus virus containing emails a day (As I have the postmaster account). Luckily for me I don't run windows but instead Linux - If you didn't know already the viruses can't affect my machine.

I can only say that these people sending the email containing viruses cannot be Tolkien fans, as such fanatics of the athour if having enough time as to waste sending these files would instead be re-reading the LotR or such like...

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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yesterday I also received two virus laden emails. I didn't recognize the sender's name and the subjects were merely "RE" so I clicked on their subject lines in order to delete them from Outlook Express.
So far I'm lucky, no viruses in my mail yet. Personaly I think whoevers doing this is pathetic and shold be nailed to the wall but his balls!!! :mad:I hope Jesi comes back soon.
Isn't there a way to trace the emails?

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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Anti-Virus software??? I don't use it... waste off computer resources :D as for Linux :D can't specially written virusses (for linux) touch your system? I thought redhat 7.2?? or something like that had a major security bug which hackers could use for their advantage but still it's saafer then windows.. still have to get a good version and a good version of vmware

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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Some miserable little ****er just sent me one as well. Mcafee found it and told me though, woohoo! As always no reply address, which is a shame cos it was a ****ing good ****ing reply, if you know what I mean. :)
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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

A friend of mine was mailed a virus last year. Her virus-checker was old and didn't catch it. Her hard drive died, and so did the disk was saving to at the time. Bad luck and bad timing, since the hard drive and the disk held... HER DISSERTATION. Ugly scene involving tequila followed. Thank god her committee had hard copies of most of the chapters (since she didn't. flake :) )

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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Yes "Upgrading is your Friend." As is backing up on separable media, any files that you would hate to lose. To have everything die while you are doing that back up, is just to horrible to imagine, let alone to have happen on something that important. I think were I to have something that big I would have two backup disks.

Even when I'm entering music on my Commodore I have two working copies, one on the Hard Drive and one on the battery backed Ram Drive. That way if I mess up one file while saving, I can usually resurrect its slightly older namesake. All finished files are then backed on ED (Enhanced Density) 3.5" diskettes, which most PC users misname floppies, having never seen, let alone used a 5.25" or 8" inch floppy in their short lifetimes :D

ED drives and their diskettes, which hold twice as much data as the now standard HD diskettes, were quickly superceded by the CD's and thus never caught on in the PC world .

On the PC, Zip-Drives and RW-CD's make backing up much easier.
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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Taz said:
I must get maybe 40 plus virus containing emails a day

Is that only recently Taz? Or were you getting them even before the movie came out? I suspect that maybe it's someone trying to sabotage PT - case of envy p'raps?

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