JSI Tip 6936. How can I defeat email exploits?

If you install Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1), it adds an important feature to Outlook Express.

The Read all messages in plain text check box, on the Read tab of the Tools / Options menu, causes OE to extract only the text port from HTML emails.

When you enable this option, scripts, webbugs (which allow spammers to track who reads their trash), and other exploits are effectively stopped.

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