Checking E-Mail Without Opening it.

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by DonL, May 14, 2011.

  1. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Hello All,

    A lot of times You get emails that you may delete as spam.

    They may be marked as Spam or suspicious by your email Software.

    But some of these emails may be ligament and you need to screen them, Before you open them, Or you could get a virus.

    If You are using Microsoft Email Software, Then screening is easy.

    You should never use a preview pane.
    A preview pain, is just that, A Pain ITA. Could Auto Install a Virus. Best not to use it.


    But if you highlight the Suspect Email Then;

    Right Mouse Button (On suspect Email) - Properties - Details - Message Source.

    That will Clue You in as to if it is Virus, or an email from a friend that got marked as spam, or a possible Virus that You need to delete.

    Without opening it, You can see what it is.


    A lot of You Know about this, I am sure. Let me know if this helped you or not.


    I Just wanted to update, old school users. I am an old Fart also. And I Love it...



    Have a Great Day.


    DonL
  2. Cookie

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    I am sure your advice will save someone an unwanted, unneeded virus. I know I always appreciate reading things like that, just incase. The last thing I need is a new, and improved virus. I can't get rid of the ones I have now!
  3. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Sometimes, and Most of the time, The only way to get rid of a Virus is Format C:.

    Sad but true.

    It is always a good idea to make a backup of your hard drive.

    Anti Virus programs do not work for all Infections, They just make you feel better.

    Low Level Format always works...


    DonL
  4. Cookie

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    One day I might try to reformat. I just don't have time to give up the laptop time to do it. I ran the virus things I really don't have a virus anymore, but my laptop if messed up. But, I make do. Just like I do with the relatives I was born with, I got some dousies. Boy are they pips. I eat icecream when they stress me out, I ate a halfgallon today.
    All the while working on a this laptop. Life is good. :)
  5. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    When they have a virus for Macs I'll worry....
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    according to the radio computer geek Sunday....you need to start worrying!
  7. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    On a Mac they don't call it a virus.

    But we call it Spy-Ware...
  8. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    MacScan says I'm clean and I don't run windows so I'm cool...

    It's not like the infestations you get running a pc fo sho...
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