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Authored by: notmatt on Apr 18, '03 11:21:23AM

While I'd like to think Apple was smart enough to catch this, I can't confirm it. That woeful piece of virus-spreading gunk, Microsoft Outlook, would still open a message even if the preview pane had been dragged small enough to be invisible; you had to actually turn it off to change it.

Even if Apple didn't fall into that trap, if you happen to drag your preview pane down to 1 pixel, you have the appearence, but not the effect, of safety in this regard. It's much safer to turn off HTML rendering in mail altogether.

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Authored by: bigdog on Apr 18, '03 11:53:00AM

You can turn that preview pane off completely by double-clicking the divider line. became better the day I decided to do that. No more rendering HTML emails I only want to delete.

also, dental

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Authored by: mahakali on Apr 18, '03 09:48:46PM
Or use this applescript and YoupiKey (now iKey) or Quickeys or other tool that can run scripts using keyboard shortcut:
tell application "Mail"
set msgViewer to front message viewer
if (the preview pane is visible of msgViewer) is in {true} then
tell msgViewer to set properties to {preview pane is 
tell msgViewer to set properties to {preview pane is 
end if
end tell

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