[kde-linux] kmail - turn off html?

Dale rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 22:08:25 UTC 2009

Gaffer. wrote:
> Hi JJ,
> On Thursday 31 December 2009 18:08:56 J J Murphy wrote:
>> No, (and not meaning to be aggressive or rude) nor is "deflecting"
>> the subject and avoiding the questions. I am genuinely interested in
>> the answers.
> Just my take on this.
> Whilst Linux is in general far more secure than Windows,  it is very 
> easy to embed all manner of things into HTML.   You can put clickable 
> links into a plain text mail.  But you will have to deliberately click 
> on it to activate it.  The difference is that the same link can be 
> automatically used by the rendering engine for HTML without your 
> knowledge. 
> The same is true of any scripting, that uses the various mechanisms to 
> change alter or otherwise modify the behavior of that engine.
> Like most users I turn off HTML !  I also impose a strict size limit on 
> any downloaded mail with no automatic exceptions.

One could also add that you could forward a email to a windoze user that 
has something "nasty" attached and not even know it.  After all, most 
viruses won't do anything on Linux since they are written to run on 
windoze.  You can forward them to someone where it does cause harm.  
Even tho I don't like windoze, I wouldn't want to pass a virus on to 
someone who does like it or is forced to use it.


:-)  :-) 

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