Re: PRIVACY: MSIExplorer email spy file

Dan Hook (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 21:18:49 -0500

> From: Michael Lorrey <>
> To:
> Subject: PRIVACY: MSIExplorer email spy file
> Date: Tuesday, March 11, 1997 6:08 PM
> The following is from a message I got recently regarding an apparent
> feature of Microsoft Internet Explorer that keeps a record of all of
> your email, even when you've deleted it and emptied the trash folder.
> This is very interesting from a privacy standpoint, because if this is
> true, this means that anyone who can hack into your system can also read
> your "trash" like any PI going through your dumpster.
> I'd appreciate any feedback.....

This is scary. I just checked it out on my system. It is no longer a
mystery why Microsoft has not been hit with antitrust lawsuits. I have
always been skeptical of conspiracy claims, but now I am ready to believe.
Of course, this poses little security risk to me and might be a convienent
way to spy on the leeches who use my computer. Now, if only I could get
them to do something interesting....

Gee, I can see why the government might want to spy on people. The idea is
fun even when there is nothing to spy on.

Dan Hook