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Old Nov 18, 11, 8:41 am
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Possibly dodgy PM

Sorry but I'm a technical numpty....

I've had a PM (which I have not opened) from someone I've never heard of and who does not appear ever to have posted, with a rather unspecific title. Whilst I know not to click on any links in the PM, could just opening the PM put my computer in any sort of danger?

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Old Nov 18, 11, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by louie-m View Post
Sorry but I'm a technical numpty....

I've had a PM (which I have not opened) from someone I've never heard of and who does not appear ever to have posted, with a rather unspecific title. Whilst I know not to click on any links in the PM, could just opening the PM put my computer in any sort of danger?

TIA!
No danger. If they give you a link to follow, then I would not follow it. I often get questions about stuff I've posted, so not that unusual.
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Old Nov 18, 11, 9:50 am
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Old Nov 18, 11, 9:55 am
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Trouble is I couldn't have know if the PM violated the rules without opening it - and my concern was whether or not I should open it!

I did open it after JC put my mind at rest and it was indeed someone trying to be helpful, so panic over.

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Old Nov 24, 11, 4:28 am
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Originally Posted by louie-m View Post
Trouble is I couldn't have know if the PM violated the rules without opening it - and my concern was whether or not I should open it!

I did open it after JC put my mind at rest and it was indeed someone trying to be helpful, so panic over.

Thanks for your replies.
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