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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    better get it patched. This patch is NOT available via WindowsUpdate.

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    US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA04-070A
    -- Microsoft Outlook mailto URL Handling Vulnerability
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    Apply a patch

    Apply the appropriate patch as specified by Microsoft Security
    Bulletin MS04-009.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms04-009.mspx

    Workarounds

    Microsoft recommends the following workarounds for users who are
    unable to apply the patches:

    * Do not use the "Outlook Today" folder home page in Outlook 2002
    You can help protect against this vulnerability by turning off the
    "Outlook today" folder home page in Outlook 2002.

    1. In the "Folder List" window of Outlook, right-click on
    "Outlook Today" or "Mailbox - [User Name]"

    2. Select Properties for "Outlook Today" or "Mailbox - [User
    Name]"

    3. Select "Home Page" tab

    4. Uncheck "Show home page by default for this folder"

    5. Repeat for all other "Folder List" items labeled "Outlook
    Today" or "Mailbox - [User Name]"

    Impact of Workaround: The "Outlook Today" folder home page would
    no longer be available.

    * If you are using Outlook 2002 or Outlook Express 6.0 SP1 or later,
    read email messages in plain text format to help protect yourself
    from the HTML email attack vector

    Microsoft Outlook 2002 users who have applied Service Pack 1 or
    later and Outlook Express 6.0 users who have applied Service Pack
    1 or later can enable a feature that will enable them to view all
    non-digitally-signed email messages or non-encrypted email
    messages in plain text only. Digitally-signed email messages and
    encrypted email messages are not affected by the setting and may
    be read in their original formats.

    Instructions for enabling these settings can be found at the
    following locations:

    + Outlook 2002 - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307594

    + Outlook Express 6.0 - Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291387

    Impact of Workaround: Email that is viewed in plain text format
    cannot contain pictures, specialized fonts, animations, or other
    rich content. Additionally:

    + The changes are applied to the preview pane and to open
    messages.

    + Pictures become attachments to avoid loss of message content.

    + The object model (custom code solutions) may behave
    unexpectedly because the message is still in Rich Text Format
    or in HTML format in the mail store.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    to lazy to read... is it for outlook express too?
     
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    Done. Changed my Outlook Express to only read emails in plain text. Thanks B.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    this totally eliminates the reasons for HTML mail.

    i never get spam in my outlook box, simply because i never subscribe that email address anywhere.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Outlook = shit

    That is all.
     
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    granted, but if youre stuck using it at work with exchange server like i am, then you need the path.

    at home, i use thunderbird.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    link me to this thunderbird..
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Why does Microsofts website think my computer is a Mac? And why does it think I am browsing with Monzilla?
     
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    www.mozilla.com
     
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    microsoft sucks y0 :)

    and yes, you can DL thunderbird at mozilla
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I know MS sucks, but really, I have tried to DL a couple upgrades, and it says they don't support my Macintosh system, ut I have a Dell PC with XP pro, and I am running IE, but Amazon thinks it is Monzilla, and I couldn't order something because it could, I don't know, but it just couldn't :(
     
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    probably the german issue is throwing a bad user agent.
     
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