[mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert

  • From: Tahlia Thomas <tahlia@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 15:02:13 -0500

I forgot to add one thing. If you are communicating with someone you know,
and want to send a Level 1 attachment, you can change the file extension
prior to attaching it; then send instructions in the e-mail message on how
to change the extension back and open the file. The extension can be changed
in Explorer by Right-Click > Rename; or by opening the file normally and
using the Save As option. The .txt extension always gets through.

Tahlia

-----Original Message-----
From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Tahlia Thomas
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 2:34 PM
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert


I have Outlook 2000, with current patches & updates. This information gives
you specifics on actions taken & file types blocked by Outlook. Hope it
helps.

Tahlia Thomas

About the E-mail Security Update
Worm viruses, such as the ILOVEYOU virus and the Melissa virus, are often
spread by inserting a malicious file as an attachment in an e-mail message.
When you open the attachment, the virus activates and sends copies of the
e-mail message and attachment to people listed in your Address Book,
"worming" its way through corporate e-mail networks or across the Internet.
In addition to spreading quickly, worm viruses may contain code that can
damage data stored on your hard disk. To prevent this, Microsoft Outlook
checks the file type of each attachment in a message you receive or send
against the file types on the e-mail security attachment file type list. If
an attachment is a file type that can contain code that can run without
warning, it is treated in one of two ways, depending on the file type level.
Level 1
If the file type is level 1, which includes files with extensions .exe,
.vbs, .js, and several others, you cannot see or access the attachment. Your
Inbox will display the paperclip icon in the Attachment column to let you
know that the message has an attachment, and you will see a list of the
blocked attachment files in the InfoBar at the top of your message. In
addition, when you send an attachment that has a level 1 file type
extension, you will see a message warning you that other Outlook recipients
may not be able to access this type of attachment.
Level 2
If the file type is level 2, you can see the icon for the attachment, and
when you double-click it, you will be prompted to save the attachment to
your hard disk. Once you have saved the attachment, you can decide how to
handle it.
If you use Microsoft Exchange Server, your administrator can add and remove
file types for both levels of e-mail security. If a file type is added to
both levels, it will be treated as a level 1 file type.
Security Zone settings
The E-mail Security Update changes your security zone setting to Restricted
sites. Security zones provide control over how much access to your computer
incoming HTML messages and Web pages have. Setting your security zone to
Restricted sites means that when you open an HTML message, scripts won't run
and ActiveX controls will be deactivated.
Office macro security levels
To protect against any harmful macro viruses that might be contained in
Office documents, the E-mail Security Update will set the macro virus
security level to high in Outlook and in Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Powerpoint. You will be able to run only signed macros from trusted sources.
Unsigned macros will be deactivated.

Level 1 and level 2 e-mail security attachment file types
There are two levels of attachment security. Access to level 1 files is
blocked and can't be changed. When you receive an attachment with a level 2
file type, you will be prompted to save the file to your hard disk. If you
use Microsoft Exchange Server, your administrator can add and remove file
types for both levels of e-mail security. If a file type is added to both
levels, it will be treated as a level 1 file type.
Level 1
File extension  File type
.ade    Microsoft Access project extension
.adp    Microsoft Access project
.bas    Microsoft Visual Basic class module
.bat    Batch file
.chm    Compiled HTML Help file
.cmd    Microsoft Windows NT Command Script
.com    Microsoft MS-DOS program
.cpl    Control Panel extension
.crt    Security certificate
.exe    Program
.hlp    Help file
.hta    HTML program
.inf    Setup Information
.ins    Internet Naming Service
.isp    Internet Communication settings
.js     JScript file
.jse    Jscript Encoded Script file
.lnk    Shortcut
.mdb    Microsoft Access program
.mde    Microsoft Access MDE database
.msc    Microsoft Common Console Document
.msi    Microsoft Windows Installer package
.msp    Windows Installer patch
.mst    Visual Test source files
.pcd    Microsoft Visual Test compiled script or Photo CD image
.pif    Shortcut to MS-DOS program
.reg    Registration entries
.scr    Screen saver
.sct    Windows Script Component
.shb    Shortcut into a document
.shs    Shell Scrap Object
.url    Internet shortcut
.vb     VBScript file
.vbe    VBScript Encoded Script file
.vbs    VBScript file
.wsc    Windows Script Component
.wsf    Windows Script file
.wsh    Windows Script Host Settings file
Level 2
File extension  File type
none




-----Original Message-----
From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Charles R. Buchanan
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 11:40 PM
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert


I have OL2K and I've been searching high and low! <shrug>  Maybe somewhere
in between the two? <g>  I think OL2K2 has a function you can actually go
to.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Snowshelbi
>Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 8:34 PM
>To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert
>
>
>
>Patched correctly, Outlook lets NOTHING through by way of attachments,
>with the exception of file types that you have specified. Obviously, if
>you allow a whole lot, you place yourself at risk.=20 This means that
>while I have AV software, there isn't much for it to do
>
>Can someone plz tell me where do u setup that with Outlook?!!? (I have
>Outlook 2002)
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles R.
>Buchanan
>Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 11:12 PM
>To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert
>
>
>Sorry for the confusion, I actually have the program called Outpost.
>That is
>what I was referring to! My Bad!
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Neil Atwood
>>Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 7:59 PM
>>To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert
>>
>>
>>
>>=20
>>Doesn't rename then here Charles - just destroys them!
>>There's nothing for the AV software to intercept...
>>
>>Personally, the security of Outlook is one of the best things MS has
>>done for the app.
>>
>>BTW - calling it 'Outpost' is a tad confusing, because there is an app
>>with that name.. ;-)
>>
>>Regards
>>
>>____________________________________
>>,,,,,   Neil Atwood - natwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>=D4=BF=D4=AC    Sydney, Australia
>>
>>Frisbeetarianism: The belief that when you die, your soul goes up on
>the
>>roof and gets stuck.
>> =20
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles R.
>>Buchanan
>>Sent: Sunday, 15 December 2002 12:24 PM
>>To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>>
>>Since it seems everything goes through Outpost first, it's the first to
>>see any attachment, which it automatically renames them, the Outlook
>>(2k) gets it, and Norton intercepts. I believe that's how it works
>here.
>>Happens so fast, it's hard to say for certain! :-)
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Neil Atwood
>>>Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 5:20 PM
>>>To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Spice girls' vocal concert
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>=3D20
>>>Got it here too... But I'm curious how many people's antivirus find
>it.
>>>
>>>With Outlook setup right, my antivirus never gets near the
>worm/virus,=20
>>>because Outlook deals with it first.
>>>I haven't had my av trigger a warning for more than a year... And yet
>I
>>
>>>have no problems with not being able to receive attachments that I
>want
>>
>>>to receive...
>>>
>>>Outlook 2002 and 2000 (with SP's) and OE 6 (with patches) should all
>do
>>
>>>this 'out of the box'
>>>
>>>Regards
>>>____________________________________
>>>,,,,,   Neil Atwood - natwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>=3DD4=3DBF=3DD4=3DAC    Sydney, Australia
>>
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