Preview "pain"

In this user submitted tip, James Burchell explains how the Preview Pane in Outlook can cause pain and how to avoid it.



This tip was submitted to the searchSecurity Tip Exchange Contest by user James Burchell. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.

In Outlook, the use of the preview pane allows some code to execute before the message is actually opened. This could give virus/worm activity access to your intranet/LAN using the authority you have on your corporate network.

To remove the preview pane view from your inbox, select inbox as the folder and then using dropdown VIEW, make sure that PREVIEW PANE is not depressed. You also will be able to see the difference in your view of the inbox.


This was first published in August 2001

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