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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Just me, or a really REALLY Bad Idea?? Reply with quote

Got this excited little update in one of my webmail accounts today from the provider (without naming any names - yet):

"the new Attachment Preview. Check out attachments in e-mails right away without having to open or save the attachments to your computer first. Even browsing through attachments is now faster and easier!"

"Just open your e-mail and you'll see the attachments right away! There's nothing else you have to do."

I haven't tested this yet, but I most certainly will, if only to find out if there's a way to turn this "feature" permanently OFF.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds dangerous. Definitely a very bad idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Groaaaaan !!! Do you ever feel you're flogging a dead horse ? Rolling Eyes

Here we are telling people NOT to open attachments from ANYONE (even people they know) without first checking that they sent them, and along comes some corporate numpty who thinks it's a good idea to open ALL attachments, no matter who they come from.

If I knew who it was (and I wasn't a law abiding citizen) I'd feel sorely tempted to send him (or her) a few choice infected attachments then see if he (or she) still thinks it's a good idea.
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