e-mail, and that's not been default for a few years.
True as well, but you gotta know that people are still running Win9x out
there with little or no patching :) Better safe then sorry.
Yeah, you're right about that. My mother (82) is still running Win 3.11, and
reluctantly upgraded to that. She plays solitaire, types the preachers
sermon for him on Monday, and flatly refuses to budge off of it .. claims
new computers are too fast and make her head hurt with everything that is
going on ... she has a point.
Course, it might be more secure considering there was probably a better
class of programming _way_ back then. :)
I am not opening that sucker to find out, but I was more interested in whether
or not the delivery system was getting newer emphasis. In the past few weeks,
I've had supposedly bounced mail show up in my machine at least 30 times. Two
were emails I'd addressed incorrectly. The remainder were from people or places
I have never heard of. Supposedly, I'm protected from these things even if I
download the attachment--got one this evening that has the attachment in the
body of the email, saying that's where my mis-addressed mail is stored. It can
stay there, of course, but I'm beginning to feel about these people the same
way I feel about the mobile boombox types around here and spammers--there
should be an identifying neon sign on their foreheads and an open season.
"I am confident that the Republican Party will pick a nominee that will beat
Bill Clinton." Dan Quayle
That'll defeat 99% of the rascals, and an additional .9% more if you keep
your machine and browser updated with the latest security patches.
That's the latest come on ... the past few months those have increased to
about 30,000 a day passing though just one mail server. For all practical
purposes, our mail servers are there more for the convenience of the
spammers and virus writers than the users. It's getting damned expensive in
both bandwidth and time to maintain these things.
That end of the gene pool that makes for idiots, thieves and politicians
keeps getting deeper to make room.
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