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Anonymous
April 17, 2005 3:47:01 AM

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Why has microsoft felt it necessary to not allow executable files from being
transfered thought MSN Mess 7. I think that I (and frankly most of us) are
smart enough to not accept files from people we don't know. Or that we are
smart enough ot have a good anti-virus program which will stop any viruses
which may come through. In doing this microsoft says that we are not smart
enough to think for ourselves and they must do our thinking for us.

I really hate microsoft in the worst way for this way of thinking. But then
you ask "then why do you use MS?", well because i hate MAC more. And frankly
i don't really have that much choice.

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Anonymous
April 17, 2005 11:57:49 AM

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You would be truly amazed at just how many people do not renew their "free"
3 month subscription of the antivirus that was included with their new
computer. Their stupidity keeps many of us in business.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Stormnbd" <Stormnbd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:69142FE9-3938-40A6-BA3D-FC59F14DE0E9@microsoft.com...
> Why has microsoft felt it necessary to not allow executable files from
> being
> transfered thought MSN Mess 7. I think that I (and frankly most of us)
> are
> smart enough to not accept files from people we don't know. Or that we
> are
> smart enough ot have a good anti-virus program which will stop any viruses
> which may come through. In doing this microsoft says that we are not
> smart
> enough to think for ourselves and they must do our thinking for us.
>
> I really hate microsoft in the worst way for this way of thinking. But
> then
> you ask "then why do you use MS?", well because i hate MAC more. And
> frankly
> i don't really have that much choice.
April 17, 2005 2:54:31 PM

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Stormnbd typed:

> Why has microsoft felt it necessary to not allow executable files from
> being transfered thought MSN Mess 7. I think that I (and frankly most of
> us) are smart enough to not accept files from people we don't know. Or
> that we are smart enough ot have a good anti-virus program which will
> stop any viruses which may come through. In doing this microsoft says
> that we are not smart enough to think for ourselves and they must do our
> thinking for us.

Yes, they do seem to have grouped everyone together in that "we're too dumb
to use a computer and know what files could be bad for us" and have taken
away user intervention.

Would it be too hard to have an option (similar to that in Outlook Express
for instance) allowing the user to turn the option of "potentially harmfull"
attachments/files on or off. Rather than saying "nope, you can't
send/receive this file - tough luck".

Yes, there's some dumb people out there who accept and open anything and
everything they get sent. However the majority of users are now Net savvy
enough to police their own use of file transmission.

Just my two-penneth :-)

--
Nige
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Anonymous
April 17, 2005 3:39:04 PM

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> I really hate microsoft in the worst way for this way of thinking. But
> then
> you ask "then why do you use MS?", well because i hate MAC more. And
> frankly
> i don't really have that much choice.

Well, then you are left with only two viable choices ... use Linux or to go
postal. ;) 
The second is possibly the more pleasant experience. ;) 
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 7:06:24 PM

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Greetings,

You can override this new feature by downloading and running the following .reg file:
http://messenger.jonathankay.com/downloads/extfix.reg
and then restart Messenger.
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Stormnbd" <Stormnbd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:69142FE9-3938-40A6-BA3D-FC59F14DE0E9@microsoft.com...
> Why has microsoft felt it necessary to not allow executable files from being
> transfered thought MSN Mess 7. I think that I (and frankly most of us) are
> smart enough to not accept files from people we don't know. Or that we are
> smart enough ot have a good anti-virus program which will stop any viruses
> which may come through. In doing this microsoft says that we are not smart
> enough to think for ourselves and they must do our thinking for us.
>
> I really hate microsoft in the worst way for this way of thinking. But then
> you ask "then why do you use MS?", well because i hate MAC more. And frankly
> i don't really have that much choice.
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