Opening an email from unknown sender

  aly-lfc 22:14 13 Dec 08

Hi, by mistake I opened an email which came with the address 'unknown sender' (no subject). I meant to right click & scan but I opened it by mistake - it was blank, should I be concerned?

How can an email be sent with just 'unknown sender' as the address? I am running a complete system scan at the moment.

  octal 22:35 13 Dec 08

The sender isn't unknown, it will be in the headers of the email if you open them. I wouldn't worry too much, there obviously isn't an attachment which you clicked on otherwise you might have been in deep dodo.

  aly-lfc 22:42 13 Dec 08

Oh! that's a relief =0) thanks for the reply. Can I ask why the senders name doesn't appear like on any other email or junk mail?

  aly-lfc 11:57 14 Dec 08

Just to update - I opened the above mentioned email, and when I looked at the email header it said 'unknown [email protected] domain' and the email itself was blank. Since last night there has been another email sent, which I haven't opened, can I put a block on them coming to my inbox?

Thanks, Aly.

  john bunyan 14:39 14 Dec 08

If in Outlook express, Go to Message, delete. Then to Deleted messages then "Message" - "block sender" - confirm you want to delete and block further messages from sender.

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  Stuartli 16:56 14 Dec 08

To ensure that you don't Open such e-mails inadvertently, you should PERMANENTLY Disable the Preview Pane in Outlook Express.

By double clicking on an e-mail line you can open the message or use right click>Open.

Any suspicious e-mails you wish to Delete can be done by highlighting the e-mail line and using the Delete button on the Toolbar.

If you wish to check out the e-mail, again highlight it>right click>Properties>Details. To read the message use the Message button.

Any perceived problems, just keep Cancelling and then use the Toolbar's Delete button.

  Technotiger 17:03 14 Dec 08

I NEVER open unknown emails - NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER - do I make myself CLEAR!

Merry Christmas ... wintersucks.wmv ... dunno if this last little bit will work ??

  Technotiger 17:05 14 Dec 08
  Technotiger 17:07 14 Dec 08

Ah well, I thought it was funny anyway .....

  Pineman100 17:33 14 Dec 08

The link didn't work for me, TT.

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