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by moosedom99 / May 16, 2006 12:14 PM PDT

Does anyone have an updated link to Gmail in order to search its overall security and its security with respect to attachments. I'm also interested to see if Gmail can be adapted by major antivirus software programmes?

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Here is the link
by PudgyOne / May 17, 2006 7:06 PM PDT
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thank you
by moosedom99 / May 18, 2006 11:26 AM PDT
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thank you...the link confirmed that Norton or any other antivirus tware did not scan incoming or outgoing email, nor support chat features.
Too risky for my computer...

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Did you know
by PudgyOne / May 18, 2006 11:34 AM PDT
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Did you know,

Source found here

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/about.html


What does Gmail do to prevent viruses?

We take the security of our users very seriously. In addition to virus protection that automatically scans your attachments and tries to remove any viruses found in them, Gmail also doesn't send or receive any executable files since most computer viruses are contained in executable files.


What about spam?

Innovative Google technology on the inside keeps spam messages on the outside. Lack of spam is one of our users' number one reasons for loving Gmail. And we keep improving our sophisticated spam filter every day. You can help by using the Report Spam button, which removes spam from your inbox and automatically improves spam filtering in the future.


Hope this helps.


Rick

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gmail is great for spam... but is it spyware?
by seanmcd / October 3, 2006 7:28 PM PDT
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Gmail does an awsome job blocking spam! But I keep hearing people say that it acts as spyware on your pc... Anyone heard of that?

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Well... they encourage the user...
by glenn30 / October 3, 2006 11:59 PM PDT

to leave all messages on their server. There must be a reason for this! Sad Makes one wonder doesn't it?

Glenn

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They will clean
by PudgyOne / October 4, 2006 7:41 AM PDT

it out after a set time, I think it's 30 days from the trash folder. I haven't cleaned out the sent folder but, I think it's the same.

I have been using Gmail for a long time now and I don't get any spyware from it. I do regular scans. Gmail does a better job with removing spam than Yahoo does. I have been getting a few more spam messages in Gmail than I used to, but in yahoo I have 3900 spam messages. Yahoo needs help.


Rick

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