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Configuring netMail: Message Reading Preferences

Message Display Settings

Screenshot of the Message Display Settings section of netMail's Mail Reading Preferences

When reading messages, netMail can render them in a variety of manners. Preferring the plain-text version of a message can improve performance if you are on a slow link. Note that netMail will always protect you from malicious JavaScript, ActiveX controls, and JAVA applets that may be embedded in the email message.

 

Image Display Settings

Screenshot of the Image Display Settings section of netMail's Mail Reading Preferences

Many HTML messages sent by spammers contain embedded images that can be used to track whether or not you have read a message, thus verifying your email address for their spam-lists. By default, netMail will block images from people not in your address book, but many HTML messages use images for stationery-effects, so it is usually safe to change this to only block images that reside on a remote web server.

 

Hyperlink Behavior Settings

Screenshot of the Hyperlink Behavior Settings section of netMail's Mail Reading Preferences

Hyperlinks can be adjusted in HTML messages to automatically open their targets in a new browser window. This is a recommended behavior as javascript executing on the target page might otherwise have the ability to manipulate netMail.

 

Media Embedding Settings

Screenshot of the Media Embedding Settings section of netMail's Mail Reading Preferences

When a message has an attachment that is really some kind of media file, netMail can automatically embed it into the message view. This can have an adverse effect on your browsing performance, so unless you are on a broadband connection, you probably won't want to embed anything besides attached images. If you are on an extremely slow link (e.g. a mobile phone) then you may want to disable media embedding completely.

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