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Re: [school-discuss] Email Security

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Joel Kahn <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Do any of you geeks
> out there have suggestions on a FLOSS email client or
> whatever that will make future attacks less likely?
> I'm running MS Windows 7 with eight gigabytes of RAM.

I try to run e-mail clients that display text only.  It's more secure
than e-mail clients that try to display scripts or web pages.
Sylpheed or alpine are both good e-mail systems that display e-mails
as text.  I believe is alpine is available via Cygwin.  There may be
some stand-alone versions that are built with Cygwin libraries.
Sylpheed is cross-platform.  Make sure you look for Sylpheed, not
Sylpheed Claws (a fork with a lot of added features which could be
less secure).  Thunderbird is nice, but it can display e-mails as web
pages.  I personally prefer Sylpheed.  I used Foxmail on Windows
before switching to Sylpheed for similar reasons.  However, Foxmail
wasn't Open Source, so I looked for the closest Open Source

Some info on text based e-mails is available here:

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