[svlug] Virus FUD
bj at netaxs.com
Tue May 9 21:18:38 PDT 2000
On Tue, 9 May 2000, Marc Merlin wrote:
>Wait a minute,
>Are you saying that the mere fact of viewing the Email runs the attachment?
>How about the user who says "I saw the subject and I deleted the message
>without opening it". Is that possible?
>Forgive me for those questions, I am completely clueless about outlook
I used it for several months last year right after I got a computer,
while I was still learning about Linux (and didn't know any better ;) ).
By default, the silly thing will display messages in a preview pane,
which takes up most of the screen (lower right; a list of emails in
the current folder is in the upper/middle right, and the list of
folders/accounts/newsgroups is on the left). I seem to recall that you
can disable that (but I'm not sure). Which does you precious little
good when you are viewing messages (which is done in a new window, and
the list is hidden from you) and you keep clicking next, or, IIRC,
typing "." or ">".
"Microsoft -- Where does the author of an email virus want to send it
"Microsoft -- Designed for insecurity"
With apologies to IBM -- "Linux: Think different"
>Ever heard of .cshrc? | "Linux means never having to delete
That's a city in Bosnia. Right? | your love mail." -- Don Marti
(Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc | http://www.netaxs.com/~bj/
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