Using Security Zones
You can use security zones, an Internet Explorer feature, to view incoming email messages and Web pages that might contain scripts that you want to run on your computer. Although many scripts that come in an email message are useful, some can be very harmful and can contain viruses or otherwise damage your hard drive. You can use security zones to control what happens when you receive an email message that contains a script. You can choose an appropriate security zone for each Web page you access and prevent malicious content from damaging your computer.
There are four security zones, each with its own default security level. The four security zones are
Local Intranet Zone— This zone is for sites on your local corporate ...