[Dshield] Good e-mail client?

Alan Frayer afrayer at frayernet.com
Tue Mar 9 19:22:51 GMT 2004


I agree regarding vulnerabilities in any software, but point out that
avoiding software on that basis alone would leave you back in the days
before computers, and do you really want that?

This said, why avoid GroupWise?

On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 11:58, Dshield Contributor wrote:

> Yup.
> 
> I prefer to think that there are vulnerabilities with ANY software - they
> just haven't been found, yet.
> 
> Regarding Lotus, Preston, can look this up yourself.
> 
> http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/vendor/
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at dshield.org [mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org] On Behalf
> Of Preston Morris, Jr.
> Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 9:59 AM
> To: list at dshield.org; jeff-kell at utc.edu
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] Good e-mail client?
> 
> Hello all. I've been lurking for some time now, but I had a question in
> response to this previous message. I know about Outlook and Outlook Express
> being such security risks, but I was unaware that Lotus Notes and GroupWise
> were too. Can somebody explain what is it about Lotus Notes and GroupWise
> that puts them into the same category as Outlook?
> Thanks.
> 
> Preston Morris, Jr.
> System13 Solutions, LLC
> 
> >>> jeff-kell at utc.edu 03/09/04 08:44 AM >>>
> Al Reust wrote:
> 
> > Hello Pete
> > 
> > There are many "softwares" that you can find to do a particular job. 
> > Most Shareware, Freeware were born from an Individual attempt to 
> > accomplish something that was left in a vacuum. That vacuum was caused
> 
> > by cost of computers and software. Some authors had programing skills 
> > and some started with Basic, GWBasic etc.. With A Goal!
> 
> Rather than speaking of a "good" e-mail client, perhaps we should mention
> the "bad" ones...
> 
> * Outlook [Express]
> * Groupwise
> * Lotus Notes
> 
> Yechhhhh...arrrrghhhh... bletch... 'scuse me.
> 
> Jeff
> 
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