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Windows 7: Outlook cookies

19 Jan 2017   #11
urbanspaceman1

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files

I've attached (or I think I have) a screenshot of the files generated by an email from my power company.




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19 Jan 2017   #12
Sky Ranch

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
Yes, that makes sense. I do get image boxes in my emails all the time. Does this mean that in order to view those images they would have to link to the website? Is that why they are blocked? I've never understood what was blocking them, despite scrutinising my security settings. I guess I'm missing something. Not that I want to link to websites in order to view images in emails. If I really want to see them I go to the website - assuming it is a recognised site. Thank-you yet again.
Yes, to view the images they would need online access unless you adjust your settings to view emails offline, in which case any images would be downloaded, too. At least that is the case with my email client. I think images are normally blocked to avoid spammers with malicious intent from collecting personal data like IP address' and any other types of tracking data. Most are innocuous in nature like the website you mentioned in your post.
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19 Jan 2017   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm well I use Chrome and it has a blocking setting for images and it seems to work just fine for me but thats Chrome
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19 Jan 2017   #14
Layback Bear

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Just thinking out loud with my keyboard.

Email's with pictures you want to save, just move the pictures to a special folder.
Then delete them from the email or delete the email.

My cookie collection.


Outlook cookies-cookies-today-only.png


I clean thing several times a day.

Jack


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19 Jan 2017   #15
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

urbanspaceman1. Are you using a Live Mail Account or a Hotmail Account as these have been switched to Outlook.com & my Live Mail Account generates these odd files, now that I have changed my profile as requested by MS.

In a brief reading on the web I found that Live Mail Accounts will still be available, but only through the web, so it seems they are being converted to HTML files but read as normal emails in Outlook. This is only my guessing at this, so you may have more info to add, or it may help you sort out the problem.

I am going to close my Live Mail Account with MS & open a new email account with my other email provider as I am sick of the hassles. This MS website might be of interest as well. Although it's to do with Live Mail 2012 it does explain what is happening.

Windows Live Mail 2012 will not connect to Outlook.com - Outlook
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20 Jan 2017   #16
urbanspaceman1

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I am using a Virgin/Blueyonder account as pop3 into Outlook (the Office email program) and have been for over a decade. It would appear that there is nothing sinister in these files being saved by the email/email program; and considering they get deleted every time I end an internet browsing session I feel confident in ignoring their brief existence, especially given that it appears they are only ever jpegs and pngs. Perhaps my knee-jerk reaction is typical of modern-day net security paranoia; there's nothing wrong in a healthy dose of paranoia when it's needed. Thanks again Folks.
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20 Jan 2017   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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there's nothing wrong in a healthy dose of paranoia when it's needed.
I agree mate and it was enhanced by all the shenanigans that went on with the 10 upgrade stuff was flying around. Since then I have seen quite a few articles and documentaries on what can be collected by various companies in particular Google - that seem to have almost total knowledge of what anyone has done or is going to do.

The documentary on Google for example was a tad scary in parts because of how the company is setup insomuch the employees who were interviewed in the main part were so secretive about anything dealing with Google (almost like the Scientologist mindset). Well worth a watch if you get chance. It was made by a female French journalist but I cannot remember what it was called I think it was "Inside Google".
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20 Jan 2017   #18
urbanspaceman1

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I've been suspicious of Google since the very beginning despite respecting a lot of their achievements. I've actually always used Bing as a search engine, but I suspect it is no safer. There is no Google on my computer. I endure it on my phone and tablet because the phone is just a phone and apart from the odd browse when I'm away from home, I'm never on-line. I don't use Face-ache or Splitter either: have no use for them. Yet I'm actually rather cavalier about handing out information, so long as it doesn't link to anything it shouldn't. I certainly don't use mobile devices for anything concerning money. I think my paranoia is suitably constrained most of the time; this recent issue was more of a curiosity. Ciao, Keith.
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20 Jan 2017   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I am with you Keith it did occur to me that after watching that doco on Google and reading articles on many of those large corporations that the only secure way of staying safe on the net is to say nothing. I even would go so far as to say that encryption is not infallible either because if data can be encrypted it follows that some of the smarter people in computing could also and theoretically of course un- encrypt said data.

You only have to look at what that Anonymous group can do - it isn't rocket science to figure out that they are not the only ones capable of such operations - so one can never know know who is watching.

I also do not use any of that inane and quite banal (to me) social networking stuff and I wonder sometimes what induces people to just st around and watch and read absolute rubbish.

But I must get off the soap box eh?

John
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