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    attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 on Wi

    When I open a Word file, sent as an attachment, directly from inside Mozilla 1.4, i.e. by double clicking on the file name, then it appears that Word dumps a copy of the file into the 'Local Settings' folder of my Win2000 profile. This copy seems to get left there even after Word and Mozilla are closed.

    And that's the problem, suppose such a document contained top secret stuff? OK, so the file is put into a hidden folder in my profile but if other people are also local administrators on my PC (which they are) then the file is freely available. I'd rather Word dumped that copy on my personal /secure network folder but, as that is harping back to how Eudora worked and I know from a previous post that you can't get Mozilla to automatically save attachments to a designated folder, I doubt that is possible.

    I'm still experimenting to see what happens if I 'Save As' before I open the attachment.

    Anyone care to chip in their <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>.

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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    For Save As, there should be an option under Attachments (using Options or Preferences) to specify where attachments are saved. Your Temporary File is probably governed by the choice in your Browser settings. FYI, Outlook users are in the same position that you are complaning about. They must create a registry setting if they want to avoid having their files available to other Admin users. HTH
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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    I can find no 'Attachments' section under Edit | Preferences, or under Edit | Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings and there isn't a Tools | Options in Mozilla 1.4

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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    For the "Temporary Files" option, Try Edit|Preferences|Advanced|Cache|Disk Cache Folder|Choose Folder. This is probably where your Word document will be saved by default - unless you Save it to disk first. On reflection, I have a feeling that the Attachments option was introduced after Mozilla 1.4. HTH
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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    The folder specified as my cache folder is not the same as the one in which that Word creates the file, so no joy there.

    stuck
    PS upgrading beyond Moz 1.4 is not yet an option. Our IT people didn't like 1.5, they are still thinking about 1.6

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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    It turns out that - for some reason - the Save As setting is only in the stand alone mail client - and has yet to make it to a Mozilla suite release (such as 1.6). Sorry for any confusion. OTOH you could try adding the following line to your prefs.js file:

    user_pref("browser.download.dir", "G:Home");

    Instead of G:Home, use your target directory. Note the double (not single) . You will need to have Mozilla closed when you make this entry - otherwise it will get overwritten as soon as Mozilla closes.

    HTH
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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    This still doesn't help the particular problem I started with but a big thank you even so because the hint to edit prefs.js has led me to all sorts of other interesting things, including that you can add a user.js file that Moz reads but doesn't overwrite.

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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    Presumably, you've also come across this (from the texturizer site):<hr>It's also possible to edit the preferences normally stored in user.js by entering about:config in the address bar and press Enter. You will see a list of all available preferences in Mozilla. Double-click on a preference to change its value. The changes you make here will be immediately stored in prefs.js, which is a file automatically generated by Mozilla.<hr>There's also these tips - as well as these ones. Although both sets of tips are for Firebird, they mostly should also work for Mozilla. Don't forget to include the "!important" tag.

    Looking at you original query again, I think what you are actually looking for is under Control Panel|System|Advanced|Environment Variables|User Variables. I'm not sure whether you will need to change both TEMP and TMP. In any event, this will affect ALL your Temp settings - not just Mozilla.

    HTH
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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    Yes, thanks I have discovered about:config as well.

    Now that you mention it, changing the user environment variable does seem a better candidate for a fix. However, setting that to a network folder will probably bring a whole new set of problems!

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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    As long as you remember to keep it down to a manageable size, it shouldn't be a problem. I was just mentioning it in case your IT department started taking a view on the matter.
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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    >in case your IT department started taking a view

    The very reason I'm cautious about making such a change!

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    Re: attachments and confidentiality (Mozilla 1.4 o

    Presumably, you're under some kind of size quota. As long as you police the size of your Temp file fairly regularly, it may not necessarily register on their "radar" HTH
    Gre

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