Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
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)
The article mention Outlook just as an example ...
My AV program did not corrupt my mails but when it was checking incoming
mails .... it appears that for a certain mail ... the download process
is stopped ... forever ... evenwhile after rebooting the machine. The
only way to get off this problem was to disable mail-checking by my AV.
Now, i live with a good AV ... but avoiding to check mails.
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