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    Quote Originally Posted by Photorer View Post
    I have turned off the reading pane in Outlook to avoid possible nasties from infecting my machine.
    The reading pane has been safer for more than 10 years:

    HOW SAFE IS THE PREVIEW PANE?

    PREVIEW PANE SAFETY - ONE MORE TIME

    (from the major Microsoft Outlook research site)

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    ... and please notice that the author of the original scaremongering post which started this thread has not answered either of the following two responses:

    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    What is the rationale for believing that viewing the message releases malware, and which versions of Outlook do you believe are affected?
    Quote Originally Posted by JMac001 View Post
    You cannot get a virus just by reading an email. Opening an email in the reading pane of any fairly modern email client alone cannot infect your computer. If you claim to know of such a case then please provide details. And I don’t mean links to sites where other people post nonsense about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sachssci View Post
    On the other hand, if somehow the Reading Pane is programmed to extract only safe text, then I'm worrying for nothing.

    What's the verdict, please?

    . . . Steve Sachs
    Former MCT
    You're worrying for nothing.

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