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#1 dumper

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 09:18 AM

hi i live in france and use outlook ex for emails to relatives and friends in uk but get the odd email from uknown contacts i have norton installed but sometimes i am expecting mail and i open them if there is an attachment it opens without giving me the chance to say no!! is there any way i can open attatchments when i want instead of as soon as i open the tex message any info will be welcome :thumbsup:

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 11:58 AM

If you have the Preview Pane enabled (as it is by default) in Outlook Express, you may be at risk. Any time you select a message (highlite it by single clicking) in the main pane, you are in essence opening the message.

The Preview Pane is pretty much a useless feature anyway, so it just makes sense to get rid of it. Pretty easy to do also:

1. Open "Outlook Express"
2. Click "View"
3. Click "Layout" in the drop down menu
4. Click to take the checkmark out of the box next to "Show preview pane"
5. Click "OK" and you're done!

It would be safer to receive your email in plain text, also:

1. Open "Outlook Express"
2. Click "Tools"
3. Click "Options"
4. Click "Read"
5. Under "Reading Messages" put a checkmark in "Read all messages in plain text"
6. Click "Apply"
7. Click "OK" and you're done!

Edited by tg1911, 26 April 2005 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:48 PM

I use Thunderbird in place of OE. By default, it lets you mark and delete all the trash before opening anything. Great for avoiding those html bombs.




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