Outlook's attachment security
Very interesting to read this side of the story, after experiencing it from the user side -- apart from seeing the patch for myself, I recall Woody's Office Watch at the time made a big thing out of the fact that the list of level 1/2 attachments couldn't be easily edited.
Personally, I trust myself not to open any dodgy attachments. But I know full-well that most of the people I know can't be trusted in this way.
That is one of the things I have on my list for part 2, to talk about the end-user customization of filetypes.
I remember when this functionality was introduced and quickly came to the conclusion that Microsoft are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
When this functionality wanst present, people slated Microsoft for allowing programmatic access via attachments.
When the functionality was added, people moaned that it impeded their working practices
I was working in IT support at the time so I got quite a lot of stick from users both before AND after
Exchange-faq.dk - Din portal til Microsoft Exchange Server information
KC Lemson has a fascinating post describing the evolution of attachment security in Microsoft Outlook.
KC, this doesn't really relate but I wanted to let you know that I made a post about aqadmcli in my blog and that I referenced your name as pointing me to it. This think has come in handy several times now.
Dare's post about human nature touches on UAC in Vista: How do you design a dialog prompt to warn users
PingBack from http://mstechnews.info/2008/10/human-nature-and-email-attachment-security/
The Seattle PI recently posted about recent changes in the numbers of unique visitors for the major email
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