Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook 2000

When I have a chance, I will update this for newer versions of Outlook.

Preview Pane Disable the Preview Pane. The reason for this is that the Preview Pane actually opens the email message. An email may contain a worm, which is triggered by opening the email.

To disable the Preview Pane:

  1. Click on "View" in the menu.
  2. Select "Preview Pane" from the list.

Note: This will disable the preview pane only for the active folder. You must repeat this action for every folder.


Email Format Avoid using HTML formatting for messages. Plain text, while ugly, is safer.

To disable HTML formatting:

  1. Click on "Tools" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Options..." from the list.
  3. Click on the "Mail Format" tab.
  4. In the "Message format" section, select anything except HTML in the drop-down for "Send in this message format:". Plain text is a better choice because it is supported by all email programs. 

Automatic
Email
Checking
If you have MailWasher installed, you will want to disable automatic email checking:
  1. Click on "Tools" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Options..." from the list.
  3. Click on the "Mail Delivery" tab.
  4. In the "Mail account options" section, remove the checkmark next to "Check for new messages every...".


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