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Old 20. Jul 2010, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Noscript problem with hotmail.

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Is there a way that I can open an email in hotmail while I am using noscript but still have noscript block anything from running in the email?

I can open an email if I use "temporarily allow this page" but then noscript is allowing scripts to run in the email. If I don't "allow" the page then the email will not open.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 20. Jul 2010, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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NoScript has the ability to allow or disallow individual scripts on a page. When you choose to "temporarily allow this page", do you do it for Hotmail, or for some other site, or script? If its for Hotmail, and the script in the email is also related to Hotmail, then of course the script will run. But, if the script is related to some other site, then it can be disabled to run.
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Old 20. Jul 2010, 01:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

@klikr
This might help:
When you visit a site with NoScript enabled (no scripts are allowed to run), the choices you're given are, from bottom to top:
1. Temporarily allow or Allow "domain name".
2. Temporatily allow or Allow all this page.
3. Allow Scripts Globally (dangerous).

Now, when you're on mail.live.com:
1. If you choose the 1st one, you're allowing mail.live.com to run scripts.
2. But if you choose the 2nd one, you're also allowing other active content or script sources imported by this page to run.

Judging by your comment "temporarily allow this page", you seem to be using the 2nd option. Try the 1st one and see how that works.
An easy way to check what persmission you're giving is by checking your NoScript icon.
Here's a more detailed explanation about this: http://noscript.net/features.

Good luck.
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Old 20. Jul 2010, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Only a couple of months ago, Microsoft were still responding to the multiple threats in Hotmail with "promises". To my knowledge little if any of these have yet to materialize although if someone knows differently please say and link to the relevant information.

http://www.securecomputing.net.au/Ne...f-hotmail.aspx

I would urge anyone to switch to either Gmail or GMX.
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Old 20. Jul 2010, 02:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very nicely explained by 26Dolphins . I don't use NoScript anymore, so I was not able to give a detailed reply.

I found Gmail to be very good in terms of spam handling. I have rarely seen a spam making its way to the Inbox. Yahoo is bad in terms of spam handling. Hotmail is OK... but I don't use it much.
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Old 20. Jul 2010, 03:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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... I don't use NoScript anymore...
Any particular reason? If you've already mentioned the reasons in the forum would you kindly provide the link?
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Well, when Firefox 3.6 came out, someone told me that Firefox speed was much better without NoScript. I found that to be true. So, now I don't use NoScript anymore. Nothing against the software.
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Old 21. Jul 2010, 09:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the posts.

26Dolphins, I tried your suggestion and it seemed to work but I could not tell if there was nothing to block in the email I opened (it was text only) or if noscript was not blocking anything because it was not active. I'll try a few more and see what happens.

As for gmail I did use it and from memory it worked well with noscript, but having google scan through all ingoing and outgoing mail was just too creepy for me.
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it seemed to work but I could not tell if there was nothing to block in the email I opened (it was text only) or if noscript was not blocking anything because it was not active. I'll try a few more and see what happens...
An easy way to tell is with Newsletters. Usually they come with the company's logo and images of their products, which are loaded via their own site. If you can't see them, then NoScript does its job correctly.
If you can, then you need to correctly configure NoScript (via Options, particularly Embeddings & Advanced) - actually, this applies for getting the most out of NoScript in general.
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Old 22. Jul 2010, 08:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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An easy way to tell is with Newsletters. Usually they come with the company's logo and images of their products, which are loaded via their own site. If you can't see them, then NoScript does its job correctly.
I opened an email from a business and there were bits and peices blocked out all over it so hopefully everything is functioning properly.

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