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Posted on Monday, September 4, 2000 - 5:50 am:   

I'm experiencing a very unusual problem I can log on to the internet but every time I try to access my e-mail I get a password prompt but the password I type in is not accepted even though it's the right one.Previously I never had to type a password I would get the e-mail soon as I started outlook express can anybody help me with this problem
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2000 - 5:36 am:   

You should check into this problem with your ISP. If it did work and you didn't change anything, then there is a server problem.
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2000 - 4:50 am:   

You were right it was a server problem.
Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2001 - 6:25 am:   

Receiving error message on email of particular address " An activeX control on this page is not safe. Your current security setting prohibit running unsafe controls on this page. As a result this page may not display as intended" Pls Help
Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2001 - 12:18 pm:   

How important is that email? I've never seen seen this message in an email. Don't change your security settings to accomodate it. The ActiveX is most likely embedded in the email and could be very hazardous to your health. At the very most, set the setting to prompt for "signed" controls and disable for "unsigned" or "not safe". Enable if you want to be the sitting duck for problems. Worth reading up a little on.

Just for the info...virus's such as the kak virus can now be spread in a VBScript, just by viewing the email. No attachment is necessary and no file needs to be opened. VBScript is a scripting language that allows developers to create a list of commands that can be executed without user interaction and frequently used to automate actions.

Unless you are a developer, you should disable Windows Scripting Host. Symantec has a little patch at that will disable this for you.

Anyway, I would dig a little deeper. If you don't know the person that sent the email...delete it! If you do know them, I'd inquire if they have had any problems or any reason why this message would come from their email.

Don't know if this helped much, but post back if you find any answers, so the rest of us can know.
Ron Ohl (Reo2001)
Posted on Monday, March 5, 2001 - 4:41 pm:   

Help!! while reading this post, I just realized that I received an email of the same variety ActiveX, my mcafee virus scan caught it and said it was the kak virus, I hit delete in the virus scan window , but nothing happened, while viewing it must have gotten through, I ran the scan of my system , but came up with nothing. Now all of my fonts are magnified. I am not sure if anything else is screwy or not? Is there a way to fix this?
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 - 4:09 am:   

Check out these URL's for more info.

Also, get the patch above.

Just make sure that particular email is deleted and gone.

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