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Solved: How to Avoid Unwanted Emails

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Kolias, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. Kolias

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    I know that I should not open an email if I don’t trust the sender to avoid malicious emails. But my present email program (Foxmail) does not have an option to first view the header of an email and then open it if I decide to do so. I mean I can see at the top of the screen the header details of a new email and at the bottom of the screen I can see part of the email text even before I click to open the email. If I don’t click to open the email is this considered that I haven’t open the email unless I click on it?

    I found another email (DremMail) which has this setting:
    “Do not download from server (the message will remain in the server)”

    But when I apply this setting I don’t see the new emails at all and therefore I don’t know what this setting is for.

    Anyone can explain the above?
     
  2. Phantom010

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    A preview pane where you can see the message even when you haven't opened it is considered unsafe. It's like you're opening it anyway. Disable it to avoid getting infected.

    Seems like you volunteered to receive spam?
     
  3. Kolias

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    Good info, thanks
     
  4. Phantom010

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    You're probably referring to IMAP.
     
  5. Kolias

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    No, the DreamMail program is set with POP3 and in the options is this setting not to download emails but leave them on the server.

    Just wondering what is the advantage with such a setting
     
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    http://whatismyipaddress.com/pop3
     
  7. Kolias

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    Very interesting, thanks again
     
  8. Kolias

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    I was thinking….

    Don’t know a lot about email security but since my Internet provider is Bell, on their site they say:

    “Email security
    Our email Anti-Virus service and Junk Mail Filter help keep your Bell Mail inbox free of spam and viruses.”

    So to my opinion, their server should scan all my emails for viruses / spam and my email client would just get the emails after Bell has scanned my emails.

    Isn’t that enough security?
     
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  10. Kolias

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    Learned a lot with this post, thanks
     
  11. Phantom010

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    You're welcome!
     
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