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Something of interest to Phoenix/Firebird users: Thunderbird

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Thunderbird is supposed to be more secure than Outlook / Outlook Express.

I don't know if that's true or not, because if you know how to properly secure O/OE (and Windows in general) then there really isn't any worries.

Set O/OE to use the Trusted (restrictive) access, not to show HTML (text only), and not to allow execution of attachments.

Someone sends me a "screensaver" with an EXE extension?

That's nice - I can save it to my HD or ignore it, since OE won't download the attachment until I tell it to.

Someone sends a "Web bug" 1 pixel tracker in an HTML formatted email?

That's nice - too bad I don't USE HTML email & that web bug never loaded, much less reported back to its master.

Someone sends the latest VB virus?

(Snickers) Too bad I have ALL scripts (VB, WSH, JS) set to open with Notepad instead. Your virus didn't do anything but display in my clipboard.

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. =)P

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