Yes indeed, which is the reason I asked. Can one do anymore than I have already (see previous responses). My preview pabe is now 'off' to all intents and purpose. Is there a way of making this more permanent?
As a matter of discussion, why do yoy suppose microsoft in their wisdom provide a pre- pane viewer in the first place - and make it the default on a new or reinstalled system (which is how this came about) when they are as keen as anuone to prevent virus attacks?
if you want to step things up another notch you can also set your read mail to "plain text" only as a virus can be sent with html mail but not plain text.tools/options/read tick "read all messeges in plain text"
maybe also turn off allow atachments too.tools/options/security tick "do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus"
note if someone sends an html mail to you then you will have to turn off plain text again to view it.or turn on attachments again to save a file or photo attachment etc.personally i allow them and just dont open anything im not expecting.
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