recently extended email access to all members of a client’s staff and
created these guidelines for them. I
hope you find them helpful. All
of these recommendations have to do with preventing viruses and slowing
Outlook Express preview pane (the window below your list of folders)
should be off and remain off.
Express should not be set to check for emails as soon as you start it
and this setting should remain that way.
Express should not be set to start when you boot up your machine.
you leave your machine on all night, close Outlook Express.
anti-virus program, such as Norton Antivirus, should be set to check
incoming and outgoing mail if it has that capability.
run your anti-virus program live update (if it has that capability)
before starting Outlook Express.
it becomes too torturous, consider setting on Tools| Options|
Security| "Warn me when other applications try to send mail as
me”. Unless the virus writers have already figured a way
around this, it will stop a virus that is trying to send to everyone
in your Address Book dead in its tracks.