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"message Source" In Oe Email>properties>details


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#1 bloomcounty

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:17 AM

Hi,

I've got Outlook Express 6 and occasionally I get what is obviously a spam email. When this happens, I like to add the sender's email (or domain), as well as the return-path email (or domain) to my Blocked Sender's List on my dial-up provider's Webmail Spam Filter.

So when I get one of these messages, I right-click on it and choose Properties. The Details tab, of course, gives you all that information, but sometimes I also click on Message Source at the bottom of the Details tab to see if there are any other email addresses or domains listed in there that I can block. (Actually, you can usually get all the information from the Details tab, so I really didn't mean to click the Message Source this time...)

So I'm wondering if everything I've described above is 100% safe to do on a potentially harmful email (whether it may have a virus attached or anything bad that can come with a harmful email)...?

And, specifically, can it be harmful to click the Message Source in Properties > Details on an email if there happens to be a virus or anything bad in it or attached to it? Can anything get onto your computer by doing that?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

Edited by bloomcounty, 04 August 2007 - 09:17 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:21 AM

I've used this method for years to look at suspicious emails and no problem. You are safe because the email never "opens".

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:56 AM

I've used this method for years to look at suspicious emails and no problem. You are safe because the email never "opens".


Excellent -- Thanks!

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