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TidBITS#506/15-Nov-99

Good intentions make excellent paving stones this week, with warnings about a utility that circumvents a crucial bit of Mac OS 9’s error checking and a security hole in Outlook Express 5.0. In other email news, Adam announces his new book on Eudora and explains how to use Eudora in multiple user setups, and this week’s poll asks about your favorite Mac email client. Finally, Warren Magnus contributes the first part of an overview of USB mice.

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Outlook Express 5.0 Open to Security Breach

Outlook Express 5.0 Open to Security Breach -- Microsoft has issued an alert about a security hole in Outlook Express 5.0 for the Macintosh. Essentially, a malicious person could send a specially composed MHTML (MIME HTML) message to an Outlook Express 5.0 user

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iMac Knockoffs Barred by Injunction

iMac Knockoffs Barred by Injunction -- Apple has announced that Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. Federal Court in San Jose has stated his intention to issue a preliminary injunction barring Future Power and Daewoo from manufacturing, selling, or distributing the E-Power computer, which Apple says copies the design of the iMac

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Dartmouth TidBITS Mirror Gone

Dartmouth TidBITS Mirror Gone -- Those of you who have been reading TidBITS for years may remember that issues of TidBITS were originally made available on the Web at Dartmouth College's site, back in 1994

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Poll Preview: Your Preferred Mac Email Client

Poll Preview: Your Preferred Mac Email Client -- Here's a poll in which I encourage everyone to vote. We at TidBITS are big fans of Qualcomm's powerful Eudora, and Apple bundles the free Microsoft Outlook Express with every Mac and copy of the Mac OS, but there are numerous other programs people use to read email, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages

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Quiz Results: PRAM Got Ya Down?

Our goal with last week's quiz was mostly educational, since we expected that most people would know the answer. We weren't disappointed, with 93 percent of the more than 1,700 people taking the quiz choosing the correct answer of Command-Option-P-R to zap the PRAM