I have used Pocomail or Pegasus mail over the last 2-3 years as my e-mail programs. However, I have recently bought a new laptop with Office XP already installed and I rather like the look of Outlook. I will have KAV4 as my AV program and therefore use its inbuilt MailChecker to protect against viruses. So I can safely trial Outlook for a period of time; 1. Are there any other ways to increase the security of Outlook as a main e-mail program, apart from installing the latest patches ?( You cannot suggest uninstalling it ). 2. What are the advantages/disadvantages of HTML and plain text mail? 3. I believe there are problems in opening attachments in Outlook. What are these and is there a remedy around this?