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Safer E-mail Reading Without The Preview Pane

The very first thing to do when you are using an e-mail client is to disable the Preview Pane (Message Pane for Thunderbird users). Many users use the Preview Pane because it provides a quick way of reading your mail without cluttering your desktop with a bunch of windows. But you sacrifice security for luxury when you use the Preview Pane.

The Preview Pane treats e-mails exactly the same way as if you opened them. This means that dangerous scripts can be executed the moment you click on a message. To disable the preview pane in Outlook Express follow these steps.

For Mozilla Thunderbird users, simply press F8 on your keyboard to disable the Message Pane. This shows again that Thunderbird is the way to go.

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