one should also be quite careful when utilizing "public", free Wifi access to the 'net, presuming that you're on a PC with a Microsoft Windows OS, that your firewall is turned on, that your file & printer sharing is turned off, and the rest of your security settings are "strong".
if you need to know how to do that, post a note, and I'll send up some links that will help you understand how to do that.
you should also check with your email provider to see what SPAM filtering they offer, and consider using an email program like Thunderbird that also provides some additional support and protection.
Joseph & Gabrielle
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci.
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