Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Email Security

06 Nov 2009   #1
lazarus

win7
 
 
Email Security

Is Windows Live Mail any more or less secure than third party email programs than Outlook Express was, or any other third party email program.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Nov 2009   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
Is Windows Live Mail any more or less secure than third party email programs than Outlook Express was, or any other third party email program.
I would say Windows Live Mail is more secure than Outlook Express only because it has a built-in spam filter that works quite well.

That said, e-mail is pretty secure until you click on something. When you open an attachment, or go to a link, all kinds of bad things can happen.

I've seen some pro and con arguements about filtering e-mail as it arrives, looking for bad attachments, links, etc.

The arguements against that approach are that it takes time, has false positives, and that any attachment cannot do any harm until it is executed.

The arguements for the scanning approach are that it catches stuff before you are tempted to open them, or do so accidentially.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Email Security




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Outlook Email - Deleting Wrong Email Entry when starting new email
I have a situation where someone has 2 email addresses. One of them is now redundant and I have deleted it from the People section. However, when I am set to make a new email to that person and type the first letter of their name, in the pop up window (that you can click on) their old email...
Browsers & Mail
Is not using SSL email a security concern ?
I'm helping someone setup a new Win 8.1 laptop. I uninstalled the pre-installed trial McAfee AV, and it's now using the built in Windows Defender (WD) AV. I installed Windows Live Mail 2012. She has a RoadRunner (TWC) mail account and it seems TWC does not support SSL. Does this open a...
System Security
Outlook 2013 email security question
Checking a web based email (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) with Outlook is as safe as doing it using the web browser (Firefox, etc)? I know that using the browser is safe since the connection is encrypted, but I'm unsure about Outlook. Thanks for your feedback.
Microsoft Office
Where on hard drive does windows live email store email attachments?
I can open an email and open an attachment on that email. I can look on my harddrive and find the same email text file easily enough on my harddrive, and open that text file using notepad. But I cannot find where the attachment(s) is stored on the harddrive? I've looked everywhere. ...
Browsers & Mail
question about outlook and email security
So basically I have outlook 2003 linked to my Gmail. So when I write a new email and hit send this is not secured going to gmail's servers, but once it's there it's secure, but when it gets sent to the destination email it's unsecure again. The only way to secure is all party's must have a...
Browsers & Mail
New email address for Microsoft security email notices
More...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App