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    Unwanted dialing

    On OE 5.02 for Mac while reading mail off line some post trigger my computer to dial up my service. These are usually comercial sites. What setting do I change so that it will not dial up. (When I hit cancel to the dial up I get caught in a loop untill the computer freezes, but thats another problem.)

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    These emails are HTML and have links to the internet and are trying to download the graphics and/or text. The solution is to read them online or not accept HTML type e-mail.[img]/w3timages/icons/aflame.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    Hi Dave
    There's another good reason for adopting DaveA's advice and opting to accept only plain text e-mails : you can't get malicious script running on your system. Also, they should be a darned sight quicker to come in. Still, you don't get all that nice fancy stationery....

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    <hr>Still, you don't get all that nice fancy stationery....
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    i hope you are being sarcastic and not serious. I think whoever created stationary and specifically animated stationary needs to walk the plank. It is the one HTML format i despise.. even more so if it's white or yellow text on dark backgrounds. [img]/w3timages/icons/yikes.gif[/img]

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    Sarcastic? Who? Me? I think the fact that I don't accept HTML e-mail sort of suggests what I think about stationery.
    Waste of effort and time.
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    Re: Unwanted dialing, PCs or MACs

    Doesn't matter if MAC or PC, you can have this problem. Why not just disable the ability of programs to access the dialer? Sure, it means an extra 2 clicks when you want to go on line. Big Deal. Next, why not configure system to (1) show all extensions and (2) forbid OE from previewing unless you ask it to? That's just a matter in my version of unchecking the "preview automatically" box in options. If you have friends/coorespondents who don't give decent clues in the subject line, that is a nuisance. If I get an e-mail with no subject line, I reply & tell 'em I deleted because of that due virus danger. Usually, they learn. leif, Erickson?

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    Re: Unwanted dialing, PCs or MACs

    except in networked enviroments you need the host to autodial <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 width=15 height=15>

    MS needs to allow the apps to set the autodial ability you want. outlook should not dial on html mail, unless i say so, same for OE... but let IE or ICS call the dialer as needed.

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    I would have thought "animated stationary" was an oxymoron - can't visualise something jumping around while it's standing still <g> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    Putting on my pedant's hat, I would suggest you consult the dictionary about the difference between station<font color=blue>e</font color=blue>ry and station<font color=blue>a</font color=blue>ry... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Unwanted dialing

    If JohnGray has his way
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