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Re: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media

From: James Freer
Subject: Re: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 06:42:57 +0000 (GMT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

Hi Uday

Sorry about the swearing.  I realized, as soon as I sent off my earlier
message, that I should have added a warning about it.  But, having watched
the whole series, I felt that, underneath all that crudity, there was a lot
of subtle reality that was portrayed.  I am planning to get all the old
series from LoveFilm and watch them too.

It is not that one should be warned about it. Just that a lot of swearing imo portrays a bad image. Some do swear a lot if they have been brought up with that background. There is certainly a lot of subtle reality there but ruined by the swearing.

Another trend that has come up in the last few years is that people can't be
bothered to maintain an address book.  If they want to send you a message,
they go and look for an old message you sent them and do a reply.  Now,
imagine they copy somebody in, and imagine that they have top-posting turned
on by default!

The problem with an address book; is that with windows one can get a virus and then send to contacts along with the mbox file being trassed, or if one uses webmail yahoo somehow the same thing can happen. My sister had a Viagra advert sent to all contacts... very embarrassing. I had a similar experience when i used aol but no embarrassment. Gmail UI seems more secure in that respect but their big negative is to hide bottom portion of the message which is why i went back to using an email client again.

The point of this thread, however, is not to complain about top-posting, but
rather to point out that it is *dangerous*.  VM users are not immune from
it.  If you use vm-reply-include-text a lot, you are doing exactly the same
thing that the Outlook-users do, and you might get burnt some day!

Yes and sorry i didn't mean to digress. The danger is there particularly since
gmail hide the bottom portion of the message.


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