deleting emails before opening them

  spartan 11:34 31 Dec 2003

Hi, I am getting a lot of emails that i would like to delete before opening them so as not to pick up viruses etc.Is this possible in oulook express using internet explorer6 windows xp.
Thank you in advance for your assistance

  Big Elf 11:37 31 Dec 2003

If you mean delete them before downloading then check out this tool email remover from click here

  Wak 11:42 31 Dec 2003

You could also try the FREE Mailwasher program which will let you do this amongst other useful things. Search for it in Google.

  MAJ 11:57 31 Dec 2003

Mailwasher click here would do the job for you spartan, it vets your emails on the server allowing you to delete them before even downloading them to OE. If you can't delete your emails from OE without them showing first then you probably have the preview pane active. To de-activate the preview pane, open OE and go to View > Layout and untick the "View Preview Pane" option. It's not a good idea to have the Preview Pane showing as some viruses can be activated simply by viewing them in the Preview pane.

  Stuartli 12:05 31 Dec 2003

The key thing is to DISABLE the Preview Pane permanently - if this is enabled and you click on an e-mail to highlight it, this can be sufficient to let unwanted nasties do their damage.

By disabling the preview pane, you can highlight a suspect or unwanted e-mail with one click and then delete it using the toolbar Delete button; other below can then be deleted just as readily if not wanted.

If you want to read the e-mail safely then one click to highlight the e-mail, select Properties and you will get a small panel up.

The Details panel will provide header information etc and the Message Source allows you to read the message.

Close down by using the Cancel button and then delete as above if required.

  Stuartli 12:06 31 Dec 2003

Use View>Layout in OE to disable the Preview Pane.

  spartan 12:48 31 Dec 2003

Thanks for all your replys,problem solved.
Happy new year to you all.

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