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Bay0Wulf
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      09-19-2004
OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the way my
OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders and a
small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help prevent
the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download pictures."
If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!

How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?

Please advise.

As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"

- Bay0Wulf


 
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mentalguy2004
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      09-19-2004

"Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the way
> my OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders
> and a small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help
> prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download
> pictures." If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
>
> How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
>
> Please advise.
>
> As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
>
> - Bay0Wulf
>


In OE, go to "tools", "security" and uncheck the box "block images and other
external content in html e-mail".


 
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Hackworth
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      09-19-2004

"mentalguy2004" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:GVj3d.395897$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the way
>> my OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders
>> and a small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help
>> prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download
>> pictures." If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
>>
>> How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
>>
>> Please advise.
>>
>> As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
>>
>> - Bay0Wulf
>>

>
> In OE, go to "tools", "security" and uncheck the box "block images and
> other external content in html e-mail".


I was going to post the very same question myself today! Many thanks for the
answer. Why in the world would MS enable such a thing by *default*? Most
emails that I get have some graphics in them, and it was getting pretty
annoying seeing all those little red X's instead. Grrr!


 
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mentalguy2004
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      09-19-2004

"Hackworth" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "mentalguy2004" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news%j3d.599$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>
>> "Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:GVj3d.395897$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the way
>>> my OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of
>>> placeholders and a small message at the top "Some pictures have been
>>> blocked to help prevent the sender from identifying your computer. Click
>>> here to download pictures." If I wanted to do this I could figure out
>>> something myself!
>>>
>>> How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
>>>
>>> Please advise.
>>>
>>> As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
>>>
>>> - Bay0Wulf
>>>

>>
>> In OE, go to "tools", "security" and uncheck the box "block images and
>> other external content in html e-mail".

>
> I was going to post the very same question myself today! Many thanks for
> the answer. Why in the world would MS enable such a thing by *default*?
> Most emails that I get have some graphics in them, and it was getting
> pretty annoying seeing all those little red X's instead. Grrr!
>


I think it's enabled by default because a lot of spam and/or virus mails
come with external images & HTML embedded in the message. This means that
not only are family PC's exposed to porn pictures, and viruses (virii??) but
the spammers can keep logs of who viewed the images, this proves that the
recipient has a valid e-mail address & consequently they are added to more
spam lists. In the same way as unsuspecting users reply to the "unsubscribe"
address, it only proves that you have a working address and guarantees you
more and more spam.

I prefer to keep the images off, and just click the bar for those mails I
want to see the images inside. It's safer that way


 
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Walter Mautner
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      09-19-2004
Hackworth wrote:
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>> In OE, go to "tools", "security" and uncheck the box "block images and
>> other external content in html e-mail".

>
> I was going to post the very same question myself today! Many thanks for
> the answer. Why in the world would MS enable such a thing by *default*?
> Most emails that I get have some graphics in them, and it was getting
> pretty annoying seeing all those little red X's instead. Grrr!


Links to external references in html mail are blocked by default (they could
be webbugs and even malicious scripts), not included pictures.
However, it'personal private mail, and not a website they sent you, isn't
it?
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WormWood
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      09-19-2004
Everyone posting in this thread so far has been woefully misinformed
about and have under researched XP SP2, IE, OE and the way they
function. So be it.

--
*******s


"Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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| OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the
way my
| OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders
and a
| small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help
prevent
| the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download
pictures."
| If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
|
| How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
|
| Please advise.
|
| As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
|
| - Bay0Wulf
|
|


 
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mentalguy2004
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      09-19-2004

"WormWood" <jojo@..com-de-com.com> wrote in message
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> Everyone posting in this thread so far has been woefully misinformed
> about and have under researched XP SP2, IE, OE and the way they
> function. So be it.
>
> --
> *******s
>
>
> "Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:GVj3d.395897$(E-Mail Removed)...
> | OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the
> way my
> | OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders
> and a
> | small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help
> prevent
> | the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download
> pictures."
> | If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
> |
> | How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
> |
> | Please advise.
> |
> | As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
> |
> | - Bay0Wulf
> |
> |
>
>


Maybe so, but his issue has been resolved, meanwhile some dickheads still
top-post. So be it.


 
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mentalguy2004
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      09-19-2004

"mentalguy2004" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "WormWood" <jojo@..com-de-com.com> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Everyone posting in this thread so far has been woefully misinformed
>> about and have under researched XP SP2, IE, OE and the way they
>> function. So be it.
>>
>> --
>> *******s
>>
>>
>> "Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:GVj3d.395897$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> | OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the
>> way my
>> | OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders
>> and a
>> | small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help
>> prevent
>> | the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download
>> pictures."
>> | If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
>> |
>> | How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
>> |
>> | Please advise.
>> |
>> | As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
>> |
>> | - Bay0Wulf
>> |
>> |
>>
>>

>
> Maybe so, but his issue has been resolved, meanwhile some dickheads still
> top-post. So be it.
>


and this is what MS themselves have to say:

------------------------------------------
By default, Outlook Express blocks all HTML content that is referenced by an
external location. Many spam senders include an image URL in their e-mail
messages. The image URL notifies the spam sender's Web server when you open
or preview the message. This kind of image URL is also known as a Web
beacon. The following is a sample Web beacon:
<img src=http://myserver/cgi-bin/program?e=your-e-mail-address-here>

If you preview or open an e-mail message that contains this kind of an image
reference, you may make your computer a target for more spam.
---------------------------------------

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;843018


 
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WormWood
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      09-19-2004
I see the thought process has been pushed a wee bit further and now
there is evidences of researching. Good on you.


"mentalguy2004" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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|
| "mentalguy2004" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
| news:kEm3d.937$(E-Mail Removed)...
| >
| > "WormWood" <jojo@..com-de-com.com> wrote in message
| > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
| >> Everyone posting in this thread so far has been woefully
misinformed
| >> about and have under researched XP SP2, IE, OE and the way they
| >> function. So be it.
| >>
| >> --
| >> *******s
| >>
| >>
| >> "Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
| >> news:GVj3d.395897$(E-Mail Removed)...
| >> | OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed
the
| >> way my
| >> | OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of
placeholders
| >> and a
| >> | small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help
| >> prevent
| >> | the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download
| >> pictures."
| >> | If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
| >> |
| >> | How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
| >> |
| >> | Please advise.
| >> |
| >> | As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
| >> |
| >> | - Bay0Wulf
| >> |
| >> |
| >>
| >>
| >
| > Maybe so, but his issue has been resolved, meanwhile some dickheads
still
| > top-post. So be it.
| >
|
| and this is what MS themselves have to say:
|
| ------------------------------------------
| By default, Outlook Express blocks all HTML content that is referenced
by an
| external location. Many spam senders include an image URL in their
e-mail
| messages. The image URL notifies the spam sender's Web server when you
open
| or preview the message. This kind of image URL is also known as a Web
| beacon. The following is a sample Web beacon:
| <img src=http://myserver/cgi-bin/program?e=your-e-mail-address-here>
|
| If you preview or open an e-mail message that contains this kind of an
image
| reference, you may make your computer a target for more spam.
| ---------------------------------------
|
| http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;843018
|
|


 
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Glen Evans
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      09-19-2004
get rid of sp2 its not compatiblewith a 64 bir computor
"Bay0Wulf" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> OK so ... in the new XP SP2 there was something that has changed the way

my
> OE works. Now when I select a piece of mail I get alot of placeholders and

a
> small message at the top "Some pictures have been blocked to help prevent
> the sender from identifying your computer. Click here to download

pictures."
> If I wanted to do this I could figure out something myself!
>
> How do I get rid of this new wonderful "fix"?
>
> Please advise.
>
> As always, thank-you for your assistance past & present"
>
> - Bay0Wulf
>
>



 
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