Serious Security Flaw in Junk Mail Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Bob Jones, May 27, 2010.

  1. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Guest

    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.
     
    Bob Jones, May 27, 2010
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  2. Bob Jones

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Uncheck the Preview Pane before going to the Junk folder. It works the
    same as the Inbox.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Bob Jones" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    >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.
     
    Bruce Hagen, May 28, 2010
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  3. 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 news:D...
    >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.
     
    Steve Cochran, May 28, 2010
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