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Is it true that if you use web mail you will be protected from virus's. Heard this on the grapevine, they said the web server filters them out.
 
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oilbath said:
Is it true that if you use web mail you will be protected from virus's. Heard this on the grapevine, they said the web server filters them out.
My own personal opinion stops just shy of that point.

I would hate to answer your question with a "yes", but ... it looks that way.

Hotmail, Yahoo, Lycos and most other free web mail providers have some type of anti-virus engine. For that matter, they even have spam filtering.
 
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Most email service providers are now-a-days implementing a virus scan on their Web-mail.For example:Gmail,Yahoo!mail etc.But unprotected Web-mail services are still vulnerable to possible viri-threats.
 
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I know that the Yahoo! virus filter works great, as does the spam blocker. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise caution, and it also doesn't mean you can't be protected through other types of email. There are software virus blockers that can be used with other types of email, which may be more convenient than webmail. Explore your options, try different services, see what ya like. :)
 
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