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Should I open this e-mail?

by elvis09 / February 2, 2006 10:01 AM PST

i got a email with the subject: hello, but it was sent on feb 3 and today is feb 2, should i open it? It was sent from a guy named louie, which i dont know.

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If you don't know him...
by Larry38 / February 2, 2006 10:04 AM PST

Delete it!

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Would you have opened this last wk or last year?
by Carol~ Moderator / February 2, 2006 10:12 AM PST


If the answer is yes, then I would re-read many of the articles referenced on this page regarding this newest threat. Study them carefully.

If your answer is no, I think you're headed in the right direction.

If you're that concerned, there's always the option of not opening any emails at all.


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Please check out this link...
by Larry38 / February 2, 2006 10:16 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Elvis, If You Have To Ask...Delete It!
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 10:52 AM PST
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While the other advice is reasonable...
by Edward ODaniel / February 2, 2006 11:08 AM PST

I want to address the "sent on feb 3 and today is feb 2" matter.

NEVER go just by the date nor even make that a prime concern because as the world turns there are portions of it that are a day ahead of you and other portions that may be a day behind you--the world does not use a single time zone and your neighbor next door might have an email account on a server in a completely different time zone.

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(NT) (NT) If You Didn't Request It, Can't Contact Sender: DELETE!
by tobeach / February 2, 2006 1:43 PM PST
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