Re: another thunderbird issue with focus loss this time
If you don’t want to turn it off, you are taking a needless and significant security risk. You may be tracked, as you say, but not by the spammers. They can’t put bugs in your program if you have this setting off and remote content may contain malware. You may be skeptical of what I say. Perhaps others will confirm it. There is a reason this setting is off by default in any e-mail program worth its salt.
Also, if there is this kind of oververbosity, then try using simple HTML, not just HTML as the setting for reading messages. If the program is designed properly, you shouldn’t get that notice then. If you still do, it would be a very good idea for you and others who use the program to write to the developers and tell them that these sorts of messages, though they may be very easy for sighted people to ignore, aren’t for blind people and represent a major impediment and annoyance and are very bad implementation of accessibility not to be able to turn them off.
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I was able to turn off the junk filter.
My issue with remote content is that on lagit mail I have like newsletters and my descussion groups, almost every message has remote content or is in html.
Every html message thunderbird says, this message has remote content and may be unsafe.
As for spam, google's spam filter strips most of it out.
And before I do my first mailcheck of the day I do the same check in google webmail.
At the end of my daily sessions I run ccleaner that I have customised to clear my junk and cookie data.
Thunderbirds filters are overzellous and have been that way ever since I have used thunderbird 52x and below.
In fact I started thunderbird at version 20 and it was already overzellous then.
As for tracking, just about every site tracks you anyway.
In fact by reading this lagit message I am being tracked now.
Tracking aint always bad, everyone does it.
I don't click links in messages or read files or open attachments from unknown users and I don't have view pain up so I am quite safe I think.
At any rate the last spam message I got in my inbox with google was at least a year ago and hardly any of them come in.
And it is clear if one of those is spam, reading em aint the issue as such, its all the other stuff.
On 9/04/2020 8:17 pm, Gene wrote: