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Bob Jones
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      05-27-2010

A flaw igsists in the Windows Mail, Junk folder. The filters catch and route
junk and spam to the folder however, whenever I open the folder to ckeck for
"miss directed" mail...the program automaticaly OPENS the first message. Iam
most cases it cause a flood of MORE spam mail to download. The user should
have to "select and open" mail and not have it automatic. This current
situation only permotes more junk mail and puts the user at risk for trojans
and tracking emails.
 
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Bruce Hagen
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      05-28-2010
Uncheck the Preview Pane before going to the Junk folder. It works the
same as the Inbox.
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"Bob Jones" <> wrote in message
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>A flaw igsists in the Windows Mail, Junk folder. The filters catch and
>route
> junk and spam to the folder however, whenever I open the folder to ckeck
> for
> "miss directed" mail...the program automaticaly OPENS the first message.
> Iam
> most cases it cause a flood of MORE spam mail to download. The user
> should
> have to "select and open" mail and not have it automatic. This current
> situation only permotes more junk mail and puts the user at risk for
> trojans
> and tracking emails.


 
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Steve Cochran
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      05-28-2010

Opening a message does not result in getting more spam. That's especially true if you have it set to block linked images and other external content under Tools | Options | Security.

steve



"Bob Jones" <> wrote in message news1594C3F-B8D7-4583-90BE-...
>A flaw igsists in the Windows Mail, Junk folder. The filters catch and route
> junk and spam to the folder however, whenever I open the folder to ckeck for
> "miss directed" mail...the program automaticaly OPENS the first message. Iam
> most cases it cause a flood of MORE spam mail to download. The user should
> have to "select and open" mail and not have it automatic. This current
> situation only permotes more junk mail and puts the user at risk for trojans
> and tracking emails.

 
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