I also run Free Agent, though just for the newsgroups.
My MUA of choice is Outlook (no flames please, I'm tired
of them) and I have actually never had any problems with
it. I do virus scanning on the mail gateway, before it
even gets to reaching Outlook and by disabling a majority
of attachments (.doc, .vbs, etc.) it isn't too much to
Jeremy L. Gaddis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gary Turner [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: W32/Myparty
On Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:18:44 +0100, Chris Mueller wrote:
>At 00:11 -0500 01.02.2002, Jeremy L. Gaddis wrote:
>>Are you saying that when I decide to read the debian-* lists
>>I'm subscribed to, I should close Outlook,
>For your own advantage
>you should close Outlook - for ever.
>And switch to Eudora.
>Under Win oder Mac.
>Since Eudora is a separate programm
>and not so closely connected to the WinOS,
>viruses can' get active that easily,
May I suggest Forte' Agent for mail on a Win box? It is text based,
will let you inspect attachments/html in raw form, and will warn and
query you should you try to open an executable. I've been using it for
2 years now and if there is a reason not to, I haven't run into it. You
can download a free version called Free Agent. I think the news reader
is crippled on the free version. I don't know if it runs ads.
My mail will have to come through a Win machine for a while yet, so
Agent is my protection against hostile email. I tried Eudora, but, for
some reason I can't recall, it didn't thrill me.
Yes I fear I am living beyond my mental means--Nash
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