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As far as I know, email will not contaminate your machine. It is a message
that is carried by your server.
Now, a software that you decide to download onto your harddrive can really
mess your computer up.
I only download from major sites like Netscape or Eudora. Etc.... Watch
out for fly my nights as they say.
Remember, email is put on your computer only in YOUR program. If someone
sends you a IBM message, your program reads it whether it is IBM or MAC.
Notice how you can't do anything fancy like put in lines, or pictures. You
must send an attachment and the receiver must have the software to open the
attachment if you want to show the CLEVER and ARTISTIC formating just like
you designed it. We all know you do that, right?
Just watch out for software to download. Get a virus protection package if
you like to be adventuresome.
>Will someone out there please answer a question for me? This has come up
>with a few friends on the internet and I was wondering.....Can an e-mail be
>made that when you read it, it can destroy your hard drive? What about
>downloading it or printing it? I've heard people answer both ways and I'm
>Los Cerros Middle School
>Danville, California 94526