[LINK] Freeview Launches In Australia

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Nov 26 11:15:42 AEDT 2008

Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 26/11/2008, at 10:47 AM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>> Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>> On 26/11/2008, at 10:17 AM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>>>> (*) do you think Java and Javascript are a Good Thing to have  
>>>> enabled
>>>>    in your email client? how about cookies?
>>> I'm curious as to how an e-mail client would do anything with a  
>>> cookie, let alone Java or javascript. Does Microsoft now ship e- 
>>> mail clients that do this as a matter of course? (if so, I can  
>>> understand your ire)
>> google: "cookie exploits html email"
> But this would require me to launch a web browser.
> I was merely seeking confirmation of the way others use and react with  
> e-mail. For a moment, Rick, I thought that you were suggesting that  
> people view e-mails via web browsers, but I see that you imply that e- 
> mail clients now commonly not only render html, but act as a fully- 
> fledged web browser (is this correct?).

Note that web based email packages normally disable embedded Javascript 
/ images / et cetera. They are as secure as a fat client, perhaps more 
because they get patched for vulnerabilities faster.


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