NewsForge's Robin Miller on Converting Outlook Users to Mozilla

Monday June 23rd, 2003

marcoos writes: "'Friends don't let friends use Outlook Express,' writes Robin Miller on NewsForge. So, what's the solution? Yes, Mozilla Mail&News."

#23 Security a bad argment?


Tuesday June 24th, 2003 4:07 PM

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> Most problems arise from people using older, improperly configured outlook express versions.

Oh, so you really assume that most people that use outlook both has downloaded and installed the latest version as well as are knowledgable enough to know how to properly configure it...

Interestingly I had just the opposite idea about the _average_ outlook user. Namely it's the totaly security ignorant user that just uses outlook becuse it came installed on his/her computer.

A default mailapp preinstalled (for the conveniance of the newbie) should never ever have been made as unsecure as it was (and in some aspects still is).

If the medias wasn't so chicken and properly called all the "MS outlook exploits" for what the really are instead of "mail virus" a lot more people would have changed to basicly ANY other mailclient by now.