Outlook email question

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Acadia, Jun 23, 2005.

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  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    We all know not to use the Preview Pane in MS Outlook when scanning our email. But what about the AutoPreview? Is that safe to use or also a no-no like the Preview Pane? Thank you.

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    Not to hijack this thread, but if you're viewing emails in plain text, without html formatting, do you need to disable the preview pane?
     
  3. steverio

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    Check out a "SlipStick" newsletter and see how the Outlook Preview Pane is safer than many think.

    Preview Pane Safety
     
  4. Acadia

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    Ok, I'm using Outlook 2000 on a Win2000 system, so I'm still not sure about the safety. o_O

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  5. ErikAlbert

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    As far as I know you can't read incoming HTML emails in plain text format in MS Outlook.
    Outgoing emails can be written in plain text.

    This freeware however gives you the opportunity to read your incoming HTML emails in text format.
    http://www.xintercept.com/pkpeek.htm
    It's a MS Outlook add-in.
    Try it, if you don't like it, you can always uninstall it.

    Disabling Preview Pane is also good to avoid any click on the contents, but you still can open the email in HTML format.

    I IGNORE and DELETE ALL my spam-emails without even looking at them.
    Even opening a spam-email can be dangerous according my readings.
    I never saw a good spam-email, they all want my money or want to infect my computer. I can live without them.
     
  6. Acadia

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    Yes, I also always delete spam without looking and I have never used any of the Preview Panes. I am posting this for some folks where I work. There are 42 of us and we all have Outlook 2000 on Win2000 machines. Folks around here are afraid to ask our IT folks (afraid they'll get yelled at) so they come to me (I just call them names :D ).

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  7. steverio

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    Outlook 2000 - Just for reading...


    Taken from
    Outlook 2000 - E-mail Security Update


    Outlook and HTML Mail
    The security update puts Outlook into the "restricted zone" by default. If you open an e-mail message that is in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) format, and the HTML contains script, the script runs within the context of the Internet security settings.

    NOTE: This is one difference between Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000. When you use Outlook 98, active content runs as long as security settings are set adequately low. With the Outlook E-mail Security Update installed, Outlook 2000 completely disables script in HTML e-mail messages, regardless of the Internet security settings.

    Taken from
    Outlook 2000 - Scripts Embedded in HTML Messages


    How to Change the Security Zone Settings to not Allow Active Scripting
     
  8. Acadia

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    steverio, and everyone else, thank you.

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