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From: Susan Taylor <>
Subject: Re: OT Viruses (was Re: [TMG] Virus or what??)
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 23:14:08 -0500
At 11:30 PM 4/28/02 -0400, you wrote:
>I have been using the "Microsoft Viewer". Is this the IE viewer?
> Is there a security problem associated with using this?
Yes. IE browser will activate any HTML coding (good or bad) in a message.
By deactivating/unselecting it in Eudora, you are more or less viewing
messages in a text editor environment rather than in a HTML environment.
According to info out on the virus KLEZ, the IE browser is the real
culprit. By viewing in this browser, it activates the coding to the
virus/worm which uses the security holes in the MS Outlook/Outlook Express
E-mail programs. Of course if one gets all the security patches to plug up
these holes they may be safe for a few weeks until another new virus comes
out that finds another vulnerability in those programs. Then it may take
the anti-virus programs a couple of days to develop new definitions and a
month or so for MS to plug the new holes leaving one vulnerable a couple of
days or more to the new virus. Someone posted this URL on the KLEZ a few
days ago. It is very eye opening:
especially "3. Blame It Internet Explorer"
>At 09:04 PM 28/04/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>Joe & Susan
>>Have downloaded Eudora and now I have a question about your comments. If you
>>don't use IE as your viewer for email in Eudora, how do you view your email?
>>Do you use a different program or am I misunderstanding your comment? Have
>>never actually thought about how I was seeing email messages... or which
>>viewer was being used.
>>Rae Jean in Tennessee
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Joe Makowiec <>
>>Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 8:24 PM
>>: At 07:28 PM 4-28-2002 -0500, Susan Taylor wrote:
>> : SNIP --
>>: >The great advantage with Eudora is that you can easily choose **not** to
>>: >have IE browser as the viewer of E-mail; deselect to "Allow executables
>>: >HTML code;" and disable "Preview Pane."
>>: Right on the money.
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