Outlook 2000: got an e-mail that plays embedded sound clip


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Outlook Guy

I tell ya, Outlook has to be the worst e-mail program ever written.

I received an e-mail recently that started to play an embedded sound
clip as soon as I opened it. Must be some sort of .wav file.

Thing is, other than seeing that the size of the e-mail was 360 kb,
there is no indication in the preview pane, or in the e-mail itself,
that there is an embedded or attached file. There is no way to examine
the e-mail (that I can tell) or pull it apart or see the raw message
body to see or access the attachment.

Am I right?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Do you have all outlook 2000 updates installed? It should be at SP3 level.

To view code, right click on the message and view source. (I think that is
how to get the source in outlook 2000. it's outdated and insecure and I
haven't used it in years.)

Newer versions of Outlook will not play sound.

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Outlook Guy

Diane Poremsky said:
Do you have all outlook 2000 updates installed? It should be at
SP3 level.

Help - About says Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6627)
To view code, right click on the message and view source.
I think that is how to get the source in outlook 2000.

Right-clicking on a message and then viewing source will only show the
full e-mail header. Not the message body.
it's outdated and insecure and I haven't used it in years.

How is it insecure?
Newer versions of Outlook will not play sound.

Hmm.

But newer versions (as part of Office 2002 or higher) require WPA or
some other on-line activation if I'm not mistaken.
 
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Outlook Guy

The later versions of Office 2k also featured on line activation

Really?

I install Office 2K full premium SR1 from MSDN cd's (dated 2001) and
never have to enter any product keys, and it never tries to perform
on-line validation after installation.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

To view the HTML source in outlook 2000:
right click on the message body in preview pane or opened message. Choose
View Source.

Outlook 2000 is seriously insecure. If you use SP3 its 1000x better than the
RTM version, but its not nearly as safe as Outlook 2003/2007 and the
security is enabled in such ways to make it more annoying. Active content,
including javascript and activex, work in it but not in later versions.

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Outlook Guy

Diane Poremsky said:
To view the HTML source in outlook 2000:
right click on the message body in preview pane or opened message.
Choose View Source.

Yes, I can do that, and I can see the raw html format of the message
body. But the attached sound file is not shown.

Here is what I do see in the raw html source:

<BGSOUND balance=0 src="cid:[email protected]" volume=0>

If I wanted to extract the sound clip, I can't see how because there
seems to be no way to access it.
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

MSDN copies of Office 2000 did not require either a product key or
registration.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. ALWAYS
post your Outlook version. How to ask a question:
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


After furious head scratching, Outlook Guy asked:

| Top-poster and Full-quoter DL wrote:
|
||| But newer versions (as part of Office 2002 or higher) require WPA
||| or some other on-line activation if I'm not mistaken.
|
|| The later versions of Office 2k also featured on line activation
|
| Really?
|
| I install Office 2K full premium SR1 from MSDN cd's (dated 2001) and
| never have to enter any product keys, and it never tries to perform
| on-line validation after installation.
 

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