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Re: Google Desktop Search
From: Ivan Krstic <krstic () fas harvard edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:14:52 -0400
The research came
with a bit more than I expected 'cause the engine went to some webmail
based accounts: Yahoo and MSN. I could click in the results and opened
my Yahoo Mail inbox page without a password. Maybe some password lost in
my HD? Maybe some page cached?
http://desktop.google.com/index.html enumerates the file types that
Google Desktop Search currently indexes. Your IE cache and Outlook
correspondence will also get indexed, so you could have been looking at
either a page from your browser cache, or a page you manually saved to
your hard drive. The program itself most certainly does not include
functionality to index remote, web-based mailboxes such as Yahoo and MSN.
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