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SubjectRe: Is there something that can be done against this ??? wrote:
> How many users are there that use a specific user account to read
> their emails on their Linux workstation ?
> I don't, I use my account to read mails, write documents,
> develop programs,etc. So even if a malicious program does
> not do any arm to the system, it can at least destroy or corrupt my
> own files and I will loose time restoru=ing from last backup and
> rebuilding recently modified files.
So you aren't reading mail as root - which is what any windows
user do. I believe few people read mail from a "mail-only"
account, but reading the mail is seldom dangerous. If someone
mails you a unknown program though - definitely run that
from a test account if you tries it at all.

Helge Hafting
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