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Not Sure If You Should Open That Email?

Do you get lots of spam and junk email? Not sure if its safe to open them? Most junk email is obvious and can be safely deleted, but there are always a few that you're not quite sure of.

Here's a low-tech solution that I use with Outlook Express to see what's in an email without actually opening it.

  1. From your Inbox, right click on the message and choose Properties.
  2. Click on the Details tab.
  3. Click the Message Source button on the bottom.
  4. Maximize the Message Source window.
  5. You can now see the contents of the message and the type of attachment, if any, without the risk of launching any offending attachments.

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