Actually reptilesalonica, it was a joke. Guess it isn't very funny though.
A practice to follow to keep your email safe is to delete everything that shows up from people you do not know. And if you are really paranoid about it a lot of people I have talked to delete things without looking at them even if they know the sender but was not aware of the email coming.
You should also invest in some really good antivirus software if you do not already have it. I personally recommend Nortons or McAfee. You should also update this software at a minimum of once a week.
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