in reply to Outlook Warning
"A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose No."
Wow, that's a much better error message than I have come to expect
from Microsoft. Seems very clear to me. If "this" (i.e., a program
trying to access stuff in Outlook) is _unexpected_, then it could
be a security problem, and you should not allow it. Although it
isn't expressly stated, the inverse seems obvious: if it *is*
expected (e.g., because you were *knowingly* trying to have a
program access stuff in Outlook, on purpose, using Mail::Outlook
or some similar module expressly designed for that purpose), then
this is something you *wanted* to do, and so you should allow it.
In other words, if you are the one trying to get your mail, then
that's okay. If you weren't trying to (use a program to) get your
mail when this message came up, it would mean somebody else was
trying to get your mail, probably for nefarious purposes. But since
it was something *you* were doing, it's fine. You should be allowed
to get your own mail, after all. The warning is to protect you
against somebody else (or something else, e.g., a virus) trying to
get your mail. But it's not supposed to stop you from getting
your own mail, so if that's what's going on, click the Allow
Sanity? Oh, yeah, I've got all kinds of sanity. In fact, I've developed whole new kinds of sanity. Why, I've got so much sanity it's driving me crazy.