October 18th, 2001, 03:27 AM
Re: Brief Explanation
You can use numeric representations in place of 'vbHide', right? I forget what they are, but 0-5 or so, and one means totally hidden, another is minimized, another is maximized with focus, etc...
Originally posted by Simon Templer
If you wanted to run an application "hidden", then this can be achieved by taking advantage of the "vbHide" keyword.
Shell "[whatever]", vbHide
This kind of example is the main reason I A) Don't use ZoneAlarm and B) Use Eudora. I would like to add that in my search for a TPF-But-Not-TPF replacement firewall that works with my proxy/NAT service, Sygate's firewall is pretty good. I mean, it lets you do everything ZA (free ver) does, but lets you go into the guts with a liberal sprinkling of 'advanced' buttons. Not at advanced as TPF, but certainly a good bridge between ZA and TPF.
Anyway, with Sygate, You could probably tell it that Outlook can only access a certain host, certain port, or within a certain time frame...
That's an idea. Make it ask each time it wants to *SEND* mail to your mailserver... hmmmmm. It would be a lot less annoying than a 'check mail->ask with popup' rule.
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