Email Reception In Inbox

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Kas, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. Kas

    Kas Registered Member

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    I have Windows XP Home, IE7 and Outlook Express 6.

    When a new Email comes into my INBOX, it is at the top of the list being the latest date and the system automatically opens it without my permission.

    If this is a rogue Email with malware, a virus, or some other nasty infections, then the system kindly presents me with it and there is nothing I can do about it.

    Great system. Let `em all in - rather like the UK immigration system.

    I do have several security packs which scan Email receipts, but if the infection is not listed on their data base, then the little devil just sails through and gives me a headache.

    Wizards and geeks, please is there a means of my coaxing Outlook Express to keep all received Emails UNOPENED until I have seen the received list in the INBOX and then can choose to open or delete them unopened with a single click ?

    Thanks to you all, I am trembling with expectation.
    KAS
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  2. FiOS Dan

    FiOS Dan Registered Member

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    This should do it:

    View>Layout

    Uncheck "Show preview pane"
     
  3. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    In addition to FIOS Dan's suggestion, I recommend:

    Tools > Options > Security tab - check Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail.

    From then on, whenever an email is opened containing an image, you'll receive this message below the Subject line: Some pictures have been blocked to prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download pictures.
     
  4. Kas

    Kas Registered Member

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    Hello and many thanks Fios Dan. It seems quite OK. ALL the box content is listed with the latest message at the top., I have them that way in descending order.

    The new message stays there forever until I double left click and up comes the message - I have to enlarge it by clicking maximise, but no problem.

    That`ll do pal and thanks again. I am very sorry to waste the Forum`s time on such a simple silly little matter, but I never knew what to do. I suppose that is what our Forum is all about - no holds barred - from the simple to the advanced.
    Adios FD
    KAS
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  5. FiOS Dan

    FiOS Dan Registered Member

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    You are welcome and no apology is necessary. Glad I could help.
     
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