Outlook Express, what issues it creates and what to do about it
What is the problem with e-mail, Spam, Viruses and Worms?
Survival in an "always on" world operating at the speed of light
while connected to billions of computers and people doesn't need
to be down to luck. PC users in particular need to create their own
- Following some simple, persistent rules which "IT experts" simply regard
as common sense but are often unable to explain that without geek-speak.
- Keeping aware of the threats and acting upon advice when
they are advised to do so by someone they can trust
- Make changes to their computing environment to make it as resilient as
dictated by the business need. For example - if the unavailability
of a working PC environment would cost a business just two hundred pounds
for a three day outage then don't just backup the application data!
- Doing some basic, administrative actions on a regular and occasionally
frequent basis to protect their resilient PC environment
To understand more about the threats that arise as a result of using a PC
for your business or personal use, take a read at:
the Sophos site which explains in simple terms what the
different types of threat are and gives examples of their effects.
This section of the site relates to Outlook Express although almost all of
the material is equally relevant to users of the MS product "Outlook (200x)".
The major differences are in the screen layouts and navigation / menu
hierarchy within the products. Outlook Express is the "free" version of the
e-mail client that is bundled with MS Internet Explorer and is designated the
same version number. If you run MSIE v6.1 then you can run Outlook Express v6.1.
The navigation bar to the left can be used to reach the following pages:
I hope that these pages are useful. Any Comments, suggestions or corrections
to: Contact us please.
This would be especially useful if the software environment you have is
different to mine and the headings, text or prompts are different.