A few months ago I posted in the Mail forum about a possible security risk. We have a lot of new members, now, and its time to repost.
Windows Live Mail has a built in security flaw, it allows you to view your email, even before it is opened. The top pane shows the regular information, sender, time, etc, but in the bottom pane, the actual email is opened and can be read.
Go to view, and eliminate that bottom pane. We all know that we should not open email that we do not recognize, well that bottom pane opens it for us, allowing all kinds of nasties into our expensive computers.
I think enough said. Is your email system secure against email viruses and attacks?
The most deadly viruses, able to cripple your email system and corporate network in minutes, are being distributed worldwide via email in a matter of hours (for example, the LoveLetter virus). Email worms and viruses can reach your system and infect your users through harmful attachments. But that's not all! Some viruses are transmitted through harmless-looking email messages and can run automatically without the need for user intervention (like the Nimda virus). Are you covered against such threats http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/