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Re: Email virus protection
- From: Lou Katz
- Date: Wed Aug 20 21:11:24 2003
On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 03:46:48PM -0700, JC Dill wrote:
> At 02:07 PM 8/20/2003, Karsten W. Rohrbach wrote:
> >There's quite a lot of usable stuff out there. Many Win32 users have
> >switched to Mozilla which seems to solve 100% of the Outlook-specific
> >attacks which account for... hmmm... 100% of the malicious email
> >messages of the last 6 months.
> Unfortunately, that's not true. My father has to use Windoze because
> several software programs for his industry (Real Estate, specifically
> managing rentals) only come in Windoze flavors. He stays away from M$
> client software whenever possible and was using Mozilla for email (until
> yesterday, I'm getting him started on Eudora). His email software doesn't
> automatically open attachments for him.
For some (but not all folks), you can run such software on a Windows
virtual machine (I use Win4Lin) under a Unix or Linux OS. That might
be an attractive and not very expensive solution for the above.