The current issue of PC Magazine has a section dedicated to "safe
computing." It is interesting reading.
I think part of the problem is some e-mail programs (Outlook?) come
with all the bells and whistles turned on, both on the send and
recieve side of e-mail. I certainly don't want my e-mailer to execute
attachments automatically (like delete c:\*.*...) or whisk my browser
off to some unknown Web site.
I suggest that anyone that did hear the music go into Preferences and
Help to figure out what they need to turn off. Personally I've used
Pegsus Mail (freeware!) for many years and it behaves just fine.
On 20 Aug 99, Jeff Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Most seasoned computer users prefer NOT to open any email attachments from
> relative strangers, given the potential for unwelcomed surprises, and it is
> fairly common protocol across the 'Net that listserv participants should
> utilize plain text and not send attachments which are unsolicited.
> There is no reason for us all to have to configure our browsers differently
> for this one particular aspect of our daily routines.
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: email@example.com
Newtown, PA Frankford Radio Club
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