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Chapter 20. Sending and Receiving E-Mail... > The Inbox: Getting and Reading E-Mai... - Pg. 244

Sending and Receiving E-Mail Missives 244 with attachments is to only open those you receive from people you know and trust. Even then, if a friend unexpectedly sends you a program as an attachment, drop them a quick note to confirm that they really sent it. To be sure that you never accidentally infect your system by opening a virus-laden attachment, select Tools, Options and then display the Security tab. Activate the Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened ... check box. While you're here, you can make your system extra safe by making sure the Restricted sites zone option is activated. What to Do with a Message After You've Read It This section gives you a rundown of all the things you can do with a message after you've read it. In each case, you either need to have a message highlighted in the Inbox folder, or you need to have the message open. Here's the list: · Ship out a reply--If you think of a witty retort, you can e-mail it back to the sender either by selecting Message, Reply to Sender, or by clicking the Reply toolbar button. (The keyboard route is Ctrl+R.) · Ship out a reply to every recipient--If the note was foisted on several people, you might prefer to send your response to everyone who received the original. To do that, either select Message, Reply to All, or click the Reply All button. (The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+R.) · Forward the message to someone else--To have someone else take a gander at a message you received, you can forward it to her either by selecting Message, Forward, or by clicking the Forward button. (Keyboard dudes and dudettes can press Ctrl+F.) · Move the message to some other folder--If you find your Inbox folder is getting seriously over- crowded, you should think about moving some messages to other folders. The easiest way to go about this is to drag the message from its current folder and drop it on the other folder in the Folders list. If that's too easy, select Edit, Move to Folder (or press Ctrl+Shift+V). In the Move