Unable to find info again on html & hidden files

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by General Mailbox, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Greetings.
    I've been reading so much, there's a few things I am sure I didn't save that
    I was interested in researching further.
    First one was about how to find or rid yourself of MS hidden files on your
    Second was something about html code being sent in an e-mail as an invisible
    pixel or something that can send back to the sender an acknowledgement that
    the mail was read. This is done without recipient knowledge. Makes you
    want to read everything in plain text, huh? But I refuse to give up the
    pleasure of html messaging because of a few bad apples.
    Thank you for any references!
    General Mailbox, Sep 27, 2003
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    YoKenny Guest

    Read here:
    YoKenny, Sep 27, 2003
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    Joe Moore Guest

    Please provide details about the 'pleasure of html messaging'.
    I'm about to add <x-html><HTML> to my spam filters. I'd like
    to know what I'll be missing.

    Joe Moore, Sep 27, 2003
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    BoB Guest

    Have fun. You have everyone's permission. Subscribe to:
    microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion. The MVPs will try
    to help you repair your system.

    For the duration of Swen, my address is inoperative.
    BoB, Sep 28, 2003
  5. The ability to embed pictures in the right place, background audio, and the
    different fonts that add an emotional tone to messages.
    Try changing your reader to read plain text only for awhile. If you like
    living in a box of facts, then that should be ok for you.
    Have a good day Joe! Seriously!

    Please provide details about the 'pleasure of html messaging'.
    I'm about to add <x-html><HTML> to my spam filters. I'd like
    to know what I'll be missing.

    General Mailbox, Sep 30, 2003
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    Joe Moore Guest

    (edited for readability)
    OK. So far I haven't seen anything my friends think is necessary to
    communicate with me. They know that the English language can
    convey emotional content without the use of gimmickry. They
    also don't think it's necessary to sing to me when we're talking
    face to face. Which is just as well since they probably sing about
    as poorly as they use html.
    That's not necessary since neither my email client nor usenet client
    does html.
    Don't you think your 'living in a box of facts' expression
    did a good job of expressing the disdain you feel for someone
    who would choose to live without the hype of html messaging?
    What background music or fonts do you think would be necessary
    to better express your meaning?
    Thanks, I usually do. You too, I hope.

    Joe Moore, Sep 30, 2003
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    You near-certainly do NOT want to do that.

    A "hidden file" is simply one for which the "hidden" attribute bit is set in
    its directory listing. There are MANY very good reasons for doing this; and
    your typical WinBox stores MANY of these "hidden files", virtually all of
    them completely innocuous -- and *crucial* to the proper operation of your

    Strong suggestion: Don't screw around with stuff you don't understand.

    Hit your favorite search engine using the search term "web bug". That
    should keep you busy for awhile.

    Only if said recipient is dumb/foolish enough to use a mail client which
    auto-renders HTML.

    Well, *duhhhh*.

    Excuse me?

    What on Earth could you possibly be referring to by "the pleasure of html
    messaging"?!? There is simply no such animal. HTMLobotmized e-mail is
    inherently EVIL. It is painfully obvious that you desperately need to do
    some more reading:



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