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Allowing html emails without encouraging spammers

Posted on 2004-10-11
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I use Outlook Express and I have Tools>Options>Read>"Read all messages in plain text" checked in order to avoid giving feedback to spammers. I think it is working, as my spam has actually gone down over the last few years. However, I would like to view selected messages (such as the EE newsletter!!) in html. What is the best way to permit these two conflicting objectives?
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Joseph O'Loughlin earned 250 total points
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Hi reallygorgo,
In the advanced options of your Email account, choose to leave the messages on the server for 5 days.  When you connect to your mailbox, delete all the spam (I use cloudmark from http://www.cloudmark.com to get the pleasure of deleting the mail from other peoples mailboxes too!).  Then use another mail program or Outlook Express profile to read the html mails.  If you set both programs to leave the messages on the server (until deleted) you can swap back and forth between mail programs (even on different PCs and locations).
usual disclaimers apply
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Hi atheist,
That's an interesting approach that I had not considered. I like it, (and I may even do it) but I was looking for a setup where I could look at html emails but not permit any interaction with a remote site when I did so. I think that this is possible but maybe I misunderstood recent announcements re Outlook/(Express).
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by:Joseph O'Loughlin
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Hi Reallygorgo

I am not up to speed with Microsoft's mail patches either but remember that there was some change in how images from other DNS domains are displayed..  I don't know whether this was for all mime types or only attached images are aloud.
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Thanks for the feedback atheist. Your suggestion gave me some ideas to try. I may in the end switch to thunderbird as it comes configured by default to block hidden URL accesses in the mail message, and seems to have a lot more flexibility in other area (e.g. examining headers).
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