One method used to infect Windows PCs is through malformed/malicious HTML content stored inside emails (and in most cases hidden.) Because of this, one of the first things I do after installing Microsoft Outlook is set the client to convert all received email to Plain Text. The setting in Outlook 2007 is “Read all standard mail in plain text.” Enabling this feature not only helps secure your desktop against malformed or malicious HTML (who wants to get hacked right?) but it can also contribute to protecting your privacy. Especially so in regards to marketing emails/spam with embedded HTML linkbacks to Web Sites that track all kinds of marketing data about the person who opens the email. Slimy eh?
Anyway, let’s get to it:
(The first time I went to enable the setting, it took a few minutes because it’s not in the same place as Outlook 2003.)
Enable Outlook 2007 Setting: Read all standard mail in plain text
Step 1: Click Tools, Trust Center
Step 2: Click E-Mail Security, Check Box Read all standard mail in plain text
That’s it! All done! Groovy eh??
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