Some day, if some indolent sociopathic misery has not already done it, there
will be an email that will infect from the preview window in Outlook.
I have always turned off preview mode, and I think it is one of the best
pieces of advice to give.
Message headers can be a problem, especially given the current crop. I am
receiving a very large amount of garbage, and some always gets through
Norton Internet Security without being tagged. Sure, the offers to increase
my physical dimensions are easy to spot, but some headings are little
different to those used by friends.
I think you're right about web content, and I believe it is Office 11, which
is now in beta, which will not automatically open web content.
My solution thus far has been to always read email offline, which also
prevents email from "phoning home" to let the source know that the E.......
T... (expletives deleted) has landed safely. I also take SAS/L in digest
form. This stops MIME and other binary encoded exclusions from being
rendered, but at the cost of later mail delivery and horrendous appearance
of HTML mail.
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:49:47 -0800
From: Jeff Voeller <c-jeff.voeller@WCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Filtering mail from SAS-l
I share your frustration, but the only way I've been able to keep junk off
my screen is:
1. Not using the "Preview" option when forced to use Microsoft Outlook.
2. Scanning the message headers and deleting anything that looks suspicious
without opening it.
3. Using Pegasus rather than Microsoft Outlook at home. It will not access
content from the web unless first explicitly told to do so. (Outlook, as
far as I can tell, will *always* access web content and can't be told not
to. I hope I'm wrong and that someone will point out an obvious option I've
It's bad enough having that stuff sent to me at home without my permission.
Sending it to me at work, where there's a risk I might inadvertantly open it
right at the moment a co-worker walks by, is [rant deleted for the sake of
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:20 AM
Subject: Filtering mail from SAS-l
Is there a way you could keep SAS-L from sending explicit photos of
bestiality to my monitor.