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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 2:56 pm

I haven't tried Thunderbird yet (I use the Mozilla suite), but was wondering if Thunderbird has the ability to open emails in its own sandbox (to protect the computer from viruses)? Seems to me an important security feature that's missing from email clients. Thanks.

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 5:06 pm

Not as such that I know of. However Thunderbird does not run Direct X and will not allow executables to open and run without you opening them yourself by clicking on an attachment etc....
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Post Posted February 14th, 2004, 4:32 pm

Couldn't a virus be contained in the body of the email itself? Norton anti-virus detected (and deleted) a virus when I viewed an email that didn't have an attachment.

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Post Posted February 14th, 2004, 6:27 pm

It was their somewhere I'll bet.
Was it HTML? and have an image with it? or a web page shown, with links?

I've never heard of a virus being part of the email text as being 'executable'.
I've seen some 'spoofing' but it's stupid buttholes trying to make a user think they sent them a virus.

Rule One - don't open attachments.
Rules 2 to 100 see Rule One
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Post Posted February 14th, 2004, 9:05 pm

Rules 2 to 100 see Rule One


Rule 101 don't use Outlook or Outlook Express ;)
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Post Posted February 16th, 2004, 1:57 am

The body of the email itself was in binary. I don't use Outlook, OE or IE.

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