Show --> Raw Source [quote] > 1) Is there a setting that I may have missed, or a plugin of some sort > that will force Mail.app to display the plain text message? Does > mail.app connect to www servers to download images? if it does, then > spammers will know that my email is valid and will send even more spam.[/quote] Look in mail preferences. Viewing --> "Display images and embedded objects in HTML messages. [quote] > > 2) If I click a link in mail.app. it doesn't open in Safari, as I > would expect. I am using the latest evrsion of Safari, not the beta.[/quote] Umm, what *does* it open in? Go to the OSX preference pane, look at the web tab in internet preferences. [allowsmilie] => 1 [showsignature] => 0 [ipaddress] => [iconid] => 0 [visible] => 1 [attach] => 0 [infraction] => 0 [reportthreadid] => 0 [isusenetpost] => 1 [msgid] => <20030712154152213-0400@news.local> [ref] => [htmlstate] => on_nl2br [postusername] => David Turley [ip] => dturley_NO_WAY_ [isdeleted] => 0 [usergroupid] => [membergroupids] => [displaygroupid] => [password] => [passworddate] => [email] => [styleid] => [parentemail] => [homepage] => [icq] => [aim] => [yahoo] => [msn] => [skype] => [showvbcode] => [showbirthday] => [usertitle] => [customtitle] => [joindate] => [daysprune] => [lastvisit] => [lastactivity] => [lastpost] => [lastpostid] => [posts] => [reputation] => [reputationlevelid] => [timezoneoffset] => [pmpopup] => [avatarid] => [avatarrevision] => [profilepicrevision] => [sigpicrevision] => [options] => [akvbghsfs_optionsfield] => [birthday] => [birthday_search] => [maxposts] => [startofweek] => [referrerid] => [languageid] => [emailstamp] => [threadedmode] => [autosubscribe] => [pmtotal] => [pmunread] => [salt] => [ipoints] => [infractions] => [warnings] => [infractiongroupids] => [infractiongroupid] => [adminoptions] => [profilevisits] => [friendcount] => [friendreqcount] => [vmunreadcount] => [vmmoderatedcount] => [socgroupinvitecount] => [socgroupreqcount] => [pcunreadcount] => [pcmoderatedcount] => [gmmoderatedcount] => [assetposthash] => [fbuserid] => [fbjoindate] => [fbname] => [logintype] => [fbaccesstoken] => [newrepcount] => [vbseo_likes_in] => [vbseo_likes_out] => [vbseo_likes_unread] => [temp] => [field1] => [field2] => [field3] => [field4] => [field5] => [subfolders] => [pmfolders] => [buddylist] => [ignorelist] => [signature] => [searchprefs] => [rank] => [icontitle] => [iconpath] => [avatarpath] => [hascustomavatar] => 0 [avatardateline] => [avwidth] => [avheight] => [edit_userid] => [edit_username] => [edit_dateline] => [edit_reason] => [hashistory] => [pagetext_html] => [hasimages] => [signatureparsed] => [sighasimages] => [sigpic] => [sigpicdateline] => [sigpicwidth] => [sigpicheight] => [postcount] => 2 [islastshown] => [isfirstshown] => [attachments] => [allattachments] => ) --> Mail Application question - Mac Applications & Software

Mail Application question - Mac Applications & Software

OS X 10.2.6 I got a few HTML email messages, and I cannot figure out how to view the source of the HTML message. It seems to display the HTML content. I know Outlook to Windows does the same thing, but there are some DLLs to solve that. 1) Is there a setting that I may have missed, or a plugin of some sort that will force Mail.app to display the plain text message? Does mail.app connect to www servers to download images? if it does, then spammers will know that my email is valid and will send even more ...

  1. #1

    Default Mail Application question

    OS X 10.2.6

    I got a few HTML email messages, and I cannot figure out how to view the
    source of the HTML message. It seems to display the HTML content. I know
    Outlook to Windows does the same thing, but there are some DLLs to solve
    that.

    1) Is there a setting that I may have missed, or a plugin of some sort
    that will force Mail.app to display the plain text message? Does
    mail.app connect to www servers to download images? if it does, then
    spammers will know that my email is valid and will send even more spam.

    2) If I click a link in mail.app. it doesn't open in Safari, as I would
    expect. I am using the latest evrsion of Safari, not the beta.

    3) And finally the last question (off topic, but please bear with me
    here): I have a email like [email]usernamesbcglobal.net[/email].
    I gave thsi address to exactly 4 people, family members,no one else. I
    was all set for a few months, now I get spam. How in the world did those
    damn spammers got my email address? don't tell me they tried different
    random combinations and added "sbcglobal.net" since my username is not
    a common English word.

    Thanks.
    chibitul Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Mail Application question

    In <ch1b1tul-3C5838.13315812072003newssvr10-ext.news.prodigy.com>
    chibitul wrote:
    > OS X 10.2.6
    >
    > I got a few HTML email messages, and I cannot figure out how to view
    > the source of the HTML message. It seems to display the HTML content.
    > I know Outlook to Windows does the same thing, but there are some
    > DLLs to solve that.
    Look at the menus. View --> Show --> Raw Source

    > 1) Is there a setting that I may have missed, or a plugin of some sort
    > that will force Mail.app to display the plain text message? Does
    > mail.app connect to www servers to download images? if it does, then
    > spammers will know that my email is valid and will send even more spam.

    Look in mail preferences. Viewing --> "Display images and embedded
    objects in HTML messages.


    >
    > 2) If I click a link in mail.app. it doesn't open in Safari, as I
    > would expect. I am using the latest evrsion of Safari, not the beta.
    Umm, what *does* it open in? Go to the OSX preference pane, look at the
    web tab in internet preferences.
    David Turley Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Mail Application question

    > 3) And finally the last question (off topic, but please bear with me
    > here): I have a email like [email]usernamesbcglobal.net[/email].
    > I gave thsi address to exactly 4 people, family members,no one else. I
    > was all set for a few months, now I get spam. How in the world did those
    > damn spammers got my email address? don't tell me they tried different
    > random combinations and added "sbcglobal.net" since my username is not
    > a common English word.
    >
    Most likely thing that happened is that one of your 4 family members was
    hit by a virus which communicated the address to a spammer. Many viruses
    (PC of course, not on the Mac) collect e-mail addresses and will report
    them to people who need them.

    This could have happened without the people knowing about this of
    course. If your 4 friends don't use windows/outlook then I haven't got
    an idea how this happened...

    Jaco Schoonen Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: Mail Application question

    In article
    <ch1b1tul-3C5838.13315812072003newssvr10-ext.news.prodigy.com>, chibitul
    <ch1b1tulsbcglobal.net> wrote:
    > OS X 10.2.6
    >
    > I got a few HTML email messages, and I cannot figure out how to view the
    > source of the HTML message. It seems to display the HTML content. I know
    > Outlook to Windows does the same thing, but there are some DLLs to solve
    > that.
    >
    > 1) Is there a setting that I may have missed, or a plugin of some sort
    > that will force Mail.app to display the plain text message? Does
    > mail.app connect to www servers to download images? if it does, then
    > spammers will know that my email is valid and will send even more spam.
    >
    > 2) If I click a link in mail.app. it doesn't open in Safari, as I would
    > expect. I am using the latest evrsion of Safari, not the beta.
    >
    > 3) And finally the last question (off topic, but please bear with me
    > here): I have a email like [email]usernamesbcglobal.net[/email].
    > I gave thsi address to exactly 4 people, family members,no one else. I
    > was all set for a few months, now I get spam. How in the world did those
    > damn spammers got my email address? don't tell me they tried different
    > random combinations and added "sbcglobal.net" since my username is not
    > a common English word.
    >
    > Thanks.
    hmmm... like I may hazard a guess that it's [email]ch1b1tulsbcglobal.net[/email]?

    Watch where you place your email address in your applications. Make a
    false account (get one at hotmail and never look at it - they'll expire it
    in a month, but won't let that name be used again, so you can use it
    forever - don't make one up, though, as you may be passing all your spam
    off to someone else - not nice). I never place my real eMail address in
    my applications that connect to the internet, aside from the one and only
    - my eMail application.

    Your web browser could be passing it off while you browse, especially if
    you accept any cookies, or even if you don't - lots of spyware around
    these days...

    Another good one is that your News browser WILL pass off whatever address
    you tell it yours is, in the From: line... most news browsers will show
    the eMail address in it's listing lines...

    And Newsgroups are definitely one of the places that those damn eMail
    address grabbers definitely run around.

    Major Nice

    --
    Don't call me Bruce. Please. [email]majornicehotmail.com[/email]
    Major Nice A.K.A. Jon Mircea
    "You can't swing a dead cat in this country without hitting a
    support group for the survivors of swung dead cat abuse!"
    Major Nice Guest

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    Default Re: Mail Application question

    In article
    <majornice-1307030905510001dialup-100.15.221.203.acc02-fred-lau.comindi
    co.com.au>,
    [email]majornicehotmail.com[/email] (Major Nice) wrote:
    > In article
    > <ch1b1tul-3C5838.13315812072003newssvr10-ext.news.prodigy.com>, chibitul
    > <ch1b1tulsbcglobal.net> wrote:
    >
    > > OS X 10.2.6
    > >
    > > I got a few HTML email messages, and I cannot figure out how to view the
    > > source of the HTML message. It seems to display the HTML content. I know
    > > Outlook to Windows does the same thing, but there are some DLLs to solve
    > > that.
    > >
    > > 1) Is there a setting that I may have missed, or a plugin of some sort
    > > that will force Mail.app to display the plain text message? Does
    > > mail.app connect to www servers to download images? if it does, then
    > > spammers will know that my email is valid and will send even more spam.
    > >
    > > 2) If I click a link in mail.app. it doesn't open in Safari, as I would
    > > expect. I am using the latest evrsion of Safari, not the beta.
    > >
    > > 3) And finally the last question (off topic, but please bear with me
    > > here): I have a email like [email]usernamesbcglobal.net[/email].
    > > I gave thsi address to exactly 4 people, family members,no one else. I
    > > was all set for a few months, now I get spam. How in the world did those
    > > damn spammers got my email address? don't tell me they tried different
    > > random combinations and added "sbcglobal.net" since my username is not
    > > a common English word.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    >
    > hmmm... like I may hazard a guess that it's [email]ch1b1tulsbcglobal.net[/email]?
    No no no!
    chibitul Guest

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