4) Do not participate in “Fwd:Fwd:Fwd” email chain letters. It seems everyone has an Uncle Bob who has nothing better to do every day than email a zillion goofy stories, jokes and pictures to everyone they know.
Invariably, they do this by pasting everyone’s email address directly in the message’s “TO” field, revealing all the addresses to all the recipients. Then, many of the recipients do the same thing, forwarding the message on to all of their contacts, revealing all their friends email addresses, as well as the ones that were sent to them by Uncle Bob.
This cycle goes on and on, around the world, eventually leading to your email address being added to spam email databases run by Internet crooks; and people wonder why they get so much spam. Tell Uncle Bob to take you off his mass email list.
Continued next week as, “Locking down your online messages, Part 2.”
Dave Moore has been repairing computers in Norman since 1984, when
he borrowed $1,200 to buy a Commodore 64 system. He can be reached at 919-9901 or at davemoorecomputers.