Security Provisions in Outlook

Outlook 2007 provides several features for ensuring the security of your data, messages, and identity. This section presents a brief overview of security features in Outlook 2007 to give you a basic understanding of the issues involved, with references to other locations in the book that offer more detailed information about these topics.

Protection Against Web Beacons

Many spammers (people who send unsolicited e-mail) use Web beacons to validate e-mail addresses. The spammers send HTML-based e-mail messages that contain links to external content on a Web site (the Web beacon), and when the recipient’s e-mail client displays the remote content, the site validates the e-mail address. The spammer then knows that the ...

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