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DearWebby is actually Helmut Morscher, the CEO of Webby, inc.

Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
09/13/03: Address Book "trick"

Tech Support Pits:
From Betty B=== You seem to know more about computors than anyone that I know and I don't like sending chain letters but will this really work? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here is a copy of an email message I received from a friend. It might help you protect your Address Book. HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ADDRESS BOOK! I learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious in its simplicity. As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your computer it heads straight for your email address book blah, blah, blah... In the window where you would type your friend's first name, type in "A". For the screen name or email address, type "AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA". Blah, blah, blah.... If everybody you know does this then you need not ever worry about opening mail from friends. Pass this on to all your friends. Do you Yahoo!? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Betty B === Dear Betty Silly stuff like that is a complete waste of time. How would the mail program know that ".AAA" is not one of those wacky new hillbilly domains that the spammers are advertising, like ".new", ".inf", ".kid", ".prn", ".boz", etc.? There is NO substitute for a proper anti-virus program. Whenever you read "Pass this on to all your friends.", then you KNOW it is just some prankster testing your gullibility, and harvesting addresses. After all, if you fall for THAT hoax, then there is no limit to what kind of silly stuff can be sold to you. Have FUN DearWebby
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