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Re: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media

From: Patrick P Murphy
Subject: Re: [VM] Email dangers portrayed in media
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:07:14 -0400

On Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:37:08 +0000, Uday Reddy <address@hidden> said:

> James Freer writes:

>> 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.

> You mean, when you send a message, you can't see what stuff you are
> citing?  That is even worse than Outlook!

It depends.  

For composition: you do see the properly cited original.  Unfortunately
the cursor is set at the start, above the text.  This seems to be
regardless of whether you are in "rich formatting" mode or not.

For display, they have an often-annoying tendency to hide what google
*thinks* is cited material in a little box with an ellipsis [...] that
you have to click on to to see what was cited.

Note: when using gmail with Firefox, the "It's all text" add-on when
configured to bring up emacs to edit the message is a lifesaver ;-) Not
as good as full-blown vm obviously, but citing (modulo use of supercite)
and reformatting work.

> But the biggest negative of gmail is of course is that it productizes
> you.  ("If you don't pay for a product, you are the product.")


 - Pat

 Patrick P. Murphy, Ph.D.   Webmaster (East), Computing Security Manager

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