Liz, I look at the list of messages to see if I have any that I'm unsure of.
If there are any that do not have anything in the subject or if it is a name
I'm not familiar with, I delete. You can always go to your delete file to
undo it if you find that it is a valid message. If it is color coded for
the list and has a first and last name attached with a subject that sounds
legitimate, I usually think it is OK. I feel the same as you do about not
wanting to repeat the virus fiasco again. When in doubt...DELETE! Judy
----- Original Message -----
From: "menichino" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Unknown sender -- virus
> Hi Judy --
> You say you got a couple of "unknown sender" messages and you deleted them
> without opening. I guess I'd like your "technique" for doing this! When
> read my mail, one post is on the screen. When I hit "delete" or "next"
> after I've read it, the next post automatically comes up. The post last
> week with the Frame Corners info that supposedly had a virus (one that you
> didn't need to open an attachment to get) therefore came up on my screen
> before I read the subsequent post warning about it. How do you look
> your mail to avoid this happening? Or maybe this is a question for
> who doesn't get the digest form... ??? Had a virus last year and I really
> don't want to go thru that again!!
> Thanks, anyone, for advice!
> Liz in rural NY