Well to be sure this is not exactly a charity project. :)
But what happens is that the spammers/scammers and virus spreaders need email addresses that are not "tainted" and on any blacklists. They aren't interested in hacking into the account... they want an email addy that they know will make it through the gates to reach people.
This is why Marie got so many response: it got through!
But within the body of the email that was sent, on Marie's behalf, was, no doubt, some sort of link leading somewhere else. That was the true objective: to get people to follow that link. Or if an attachment was sent, to open it... but prolly not that as the attachment itself would have been a red flag for spam and virus checkers.
So for sure this wasn't caused by saints. :)
If nothing else take comfort in knowing it was prolly for spam not spreading a virus. :)
A year ago i was hacked with them takeing about 10 gbs of personal project that i was working on at the time it was taken off my laptop at a business conference we where attending ...they went in through the email account of my laptop and other person Emails accounts at the time we where on a public Wifi at the hotel ..the got my new custom house plans and blueprints with CaD drawing of the custom house floor plans i had draw up along with all the people who i had paid into there business accounts
At the conferene there at least three other laptops where hacked also ..
Not sure why anyone still uses AOL e-mail when Gmail is readily available for free! It's AWESOME, try it out, you will most likely never want to use anything else.
I know I know. :o I'm on it. I have had my email at AOL for 15 years. I remember when we use to pay for it!
Plus that I have many friends all over the world that use IM on AOL.
Just set up my gmail account. It is importing now from AOL. I even got to use my same name!
I set up two accounts and all mail from AOL has been imported.:D I'm liking it over there, guys! Owe it all to you, Danny!
Can anyone tell me how to have one email sent to all contacts telling them about my new email?
And how to have email sent to AOL automatically forwarded to gmail? Is that even possible?