Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
SP2 adds a new feature to OE's Security Options to block automatic downloads of images and external content in HTML mail. This is to foil spammers from using webcams to verify your email address. The block also helps those OE users who use dial-up connections to connect to the Internet from OE initiating a dial-up session when the user has hung up the modem. Prior to SP2, when a dial-up user opened a HTML email with embedded links to pictures or other content, OE would launch a dial-up connection in order to download the external content.
If OE has blocked images or other content that you wish to view, just click on the InfoBar at the top of the message body. If you wish to disable the block completely, and thus risk spammers verifying your email address click Tools| Options| Security and clear the check box for Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail.
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