I asked the question in a group that deals with viruses
and so far the consensus is not to scan email. Here's one
Interesting reading. The authors seem to assume a reader with two
different identities: one is smart enough to ALways save attachments
before opening them and NEVer be fooled into clicking a malware link,
and the other is so stupid that he needs a "Close This Window" link at
the bottom of the article.
From where I sit, the advice is not helpful because a) I don't use
Outlook, so I don't care if my AV program corrupts its mail stores (in
15 years of full-time computing, it's never corrupted any mailbox in
Netscape, Mozilla, or SeaMonkey); and b) I'm a human being subject to
human error, so I can't promise that I will ALways do exACTly what I
should. Better to have a mindless drone program running in background
that can't forget and can't slip up and can't be distracted.
Even though I can't get pregnant, I've been pretty religious about using
condoms. It protects both sides. Should this be any different?
War doesn't determine who's right, just who's left.
Paul B. Gallagher
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