Questions about emails.........

  Proxy Worm 15:40 01 Feb 2004

I have heard about the recent Mydoom virus and have not be opening anything that has a attchment ( usally just spam or forwards) and was wandering can you get mydoom without even opening the email?

2)I get loads of spam I am using hotmail, i was wandering is mailwasher compatible with Hotmail or not.


  tafoody 15:42 01 Feb 2004

this earlier of mailwasher works with hotmail (2.0.28) click here but newer version don't support it.

  The Nuclear Boy Scout 15:43 01 Feb 2004

Mailwasher does have an option to check clear spam from Hotmail accounts - although, to my knowledge, the process is limited to only the Inbox (so if you have filters that send mail to other folders, these folders cannot be checked).

  The Nuclear Boy Scout 15:44 01 Feb 2004

Mailwasher 3.1 does support it - but that might be because it is the Pro version.

  tafoody 15:47 01 Feb 2004

sorry, i was referring to the free versions.

  Proxy Worm 15:47 01 Feb 2004

thanks but can you get virus without opening the email

  The Nuclear Boy Scout 15:51 01 Feb 2004

A virus can get into your system by many different methods via e-mail (links, attachments, even certain strings of text) - Mailwasher does reduce the risks associated though.

  leo49 15:52 01 Feb 2004

NO - only by opening the ATTACHMENT.

click here

  Proxy Worm 15:52 01 Feb 2004

Thanks but what if i delete them withoiut openign can i still get a virus?

  The Nuclear Boy Scout 15:53 01 Feb 2004

Proxy Worm - Do you mean MyDoom or Virii in general?

  Proxy Worm 15:54 01 Feb 2004

Thanks posted at same time!

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