4. Preventing Automatic Display of Offensive Content

Some email client programs automatically display a message's content in a "preview" pane before you open the message. To prevent the unintended display of potentially offensive messages or images, it may be possible to configure your email client to not show any of a message's content before you explicitly open it.

  • In Outlook Express, untick the [Tools->Options->Read->Automatically_download_message] menu option, and/or untick the [View->Layout->Show_preview_pane] menu option.
  • In Microsoft Outlook, deselect the [View->Preview_pane] and [View->Autopreview] menu options.
  • In Netscape Messenger (older versions) untick the [View->View_Attachment_Inline] menu option
  • In Netscape Messenger (newer versions) untick the [View->Show/Hide->Message_Pane] menu option.
  • In Eudora, untick the [Tools->Options->Viewing_Mail->Preview_Pane] menu option.

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