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Fed Up With Outlook/Outlook Express?

Writing from India, reader Suresh
reacted to recent posts of sites filled with information on overcoming
Outlook/Outlook Express problems. Suresh has an alternate suggestion with which
I heartily concur:

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The “PowerPoint File Parsing Vulnerability”

If you use PowerPoint 2000 you may
want to grab a new patch Microsoft just released that corrects a small potential
security hole. Microsoft says: 

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Promising New Free Firewall!

Peter Whitman wrote:

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Another (Limited) Way To Prevent Internet Fraud

Some time ago, we discussed several
steps you can take and agencies you can use to help protect yourself from— or
react to— instances of Internet fraud. (See http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2000/2000-10-16.htm#7
)

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Killing “Add/Remove” Ghost Entries

Have you ever uninstalled a program
only to find it still listed under Control Panel’s "Add/Remove
Software" list? That ghost entry in "add/Remove" is an annoyance,
and impossible to delete by normal means: If you click it, and select Uninstall,
you simply get an error message.

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General DMA-dness Continues

When 150,000 readers start digging
for information on a  topic, you *know* they’ll turn up some interesting
stuff!

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… And Don’t Forget Win2K/NT

Although fewer LangaList readers use
Windows 2000 and NT than use Win98, the Win2K/NT crowd tend to make up in savvy
what they lack in raw numbers. 8-) Here’s a sample of what Win2K-using readers
dug up about DMA on their systems:

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All Your OE5 Problems Solved?

In the last issue, I wrote about
"Awesome Free Resource For Solving OE5 Problems." (See http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-18.htm#5
). Well, two readers sent in mails that arrived within seconds of each other—
and they just may have one-upped me <g>:

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And A Specific Reader-Generated OE Tip 

Patrick L. Mills had a problem with
OE5′s handling of newsgroup messages, and his solution may help others with
similar problems:

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Want Your Own Copy Of Every LangaList Ever Published?

The LangaList started in 1997: Over
the years, the format changed many times, but I’ve always tried to include
useful and interesting information— along with a few things that are just
plain cool or fun. With almost 100 issues a year for the last several years,
it’s added up to a hefty mini-library of information.

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