I have an additional question. You mentioned that pardus-forum.org is the forum serving English and German. However the forum I am posting on is worldforum.pardus-llinux.nl/index.php - is pardus-forum.org set to replace this forum or is this an additional forum. The thing about the email that set off my warning signals was that the domain from which the email came had nothing to do with pardus at all. That was why I asked the question in the first place.
I have no desire to leave the forums but I would just like to know what they are and how they are related. Forums are invaluable to those of us who are not experts and are the source of solutions and advice when needed. With the current emphasis on internet and email security these days and with the vice-presidential candidate in the elections having her email hacked by a college student who masked his identity to get in there, I am just more cautious than normal. After all the forum question is not the same thing as the Nigerian woman looking for me to rescue her bank savings or the Viagra substitute that will give me an amazing love life or the European lottery that has just decided to award me millions of dollars. Those are obvious. This was not and therefore my bringing it up in the first place. Sorry I upset everyone but I just want to be very careful. I don't have a whole lot of extra cash to throw around and I don't want anyone getting into it.