Security hole when forwarding a message in Outlook 2003

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by rick cameron, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. rick cameron

    rick cameron Guest

    Outlook 2003 very prudently does not download images in an HTML email
    message when I open it; but very stupidly _does_ download them if I forward
    the message!

    Does anyone know of a way to prevent this behaviour? I have all the boxes
    checked in the Tools | Options | Security | Download Pictures dialog.

    Cheers

    - rick
     
    rick cameron, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. There is no current method to block this when forwarding mail. We (Outlook
    MVPs) have asked for this to be fixed. It remains to be seen if it can be
    as it is by design currently. I forget the reason but it makes sense to
    them, but not the end user.

    --?
    Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

    Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. Due to
    the (insert latest virus name here) virus, all mail sent to my personal
    account will be deleted without reading.

    After searching google.groups.com and finding no answer, rick cameron asked:

    | Outlook 2003 very prudently does not download images in an HTML email
    | message when I open it; but very stupidly _does_ download them if I
    | forward the message!
    |
    | Does anyone know of a way to prevent this behaviour? I have all the
    | boxes checked in the Tools | Options | Security | Download Pictures
    | dialog.
    |
    | Cheers
    |
    | - rick
     
    Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook], Feb 23, 2004
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  3. rick cameron

    rick cameron Guest

    OK, I'll report it as a bug to Tech Support & see what happens!

    Thanks

    - rick
     
    rick cameron, Feb 23, 2004
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