Hi Primrose Hi everybody.I'm just downloading messenger plus.to re check for changes.and to make sure my information is up to date.I've managed to scrape together a test PC. so formatting my PC won't be such a chore. last time I checked this software.and various ways of removing it.I needed to format.because the PC ended up in a boot lock.it's still the worst case of spyware infestation I've ever tested. I was just reading through Privacy & Security Concerns.I haven't laughed so loudly in ages. http://www.msgplus.net/help_faq.php?expand=2#safe quote "popularity brings jealousy" all those logs were created by fictional characters out of jealousy.nobody really needed your help quote"ignore pointless debates taking place on various Messenger forums" true nothing can ever be learnt by debating. questioning and thinking should go as well.it's all pointless, just install the money making sponsor.and be happy Sorry the serious question- quote"When you use the POP3 mail feature, a connection to your mail server is done. It uses port 110 by default, like any other mail client does, so it's completely risk free. Also, this feature is disabled by default.((port 80), again, there is no risk of intrusion.)" ? I'm not a expert on anything.but it doesn't seem sensible that any open port could be considered risk free. in any way whatsoever.but maybe I'm wrong? And I seem to recall.port 80. and 110 are exactly the sort of open ports.hackers just absolute love.but maybe I'm wrong.could somebody correct me upon this?