bill - 7:02 am on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0) If you do all that, and then use MailWasher to check your mail first, you'll be a lot safer.
You do realize that OL98 is no longer officially supported by Microsoft...don't you? ;)
The recommendation that I have heard is to apply all the security patches available except the E-mail Security Patch. Then make sure you have all the latest patches for IE. Make sure that you do not use Word as your e-mail editor. After that, as long as you set your security zones in Outlook and IE to deny automatic scripts, ActiveX and others, you'll be about as safe as you can be with Outlook.
Any other alternatives to OL Security Update?
If you do all that, and then use MailWasher to check your mail first, you'll be a lot safer.