With recent news on growing email scams, ransom-ware, etc., the wife is wishing the ability to check email on something other than 2011 27" i7 iMac. She is asking I buy or build a computer so she can check email on it, removing anything suspicious, and if an infection takes place then it is isolated to this new computer. I can build a Hackintosh or buy a Mini and setup the same client on it, leaving out the SMTP stuff, thus limiting any infection. If infected I could simply perform a Nuke & Pave on OS X and restore anything from TM. The POP server mailboxes are all configured to keep copies on server for X days, so she can check twice on the two computers in X days knowing she isn't losing anything. Still, not sure if this is the best approach. If she opens an email or visits a website that spawns ransom-ware, which tends to encrypt personal files, can this occur onto TM files as well?