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Is merely opening SPAM emails risky?

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#1 JimmyRiddle


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

I seem to get spates of SPAM from time to time. Most recently lots of GoogleHangout requests, which is odd as GoogleHangout or any of their GooglePlus stuff I've never utilised. I also get what looks like typical Nigerian type scam attempts, emails from 'women' looking for love etc. All pretty transparent stuff. I NEVER click on any links / images, and access them through GMAIL, is this in itself risky? Sometimes they come to my inbox, so if it's not going to spam / promotions folder i dont always know they're spam until i've looked at them. 


Is there any risks in merely opening the email and reading the text? 

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#2 Allan


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:10 PM

As a rule, no. Just don't click on anything and delete the emails.

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