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Outlook - marking unopened SPAM as read

By EtheB ·
Hi,
I, like everyone, get loads of spam. Some just annoying, others attempting to trick or defraud me. I want to save some of these items in a folder in Outlook 2003 SP3 and mark them read, but not necessarily open them in the process. By using the 'Mark as read' option does Outlook actually open that mail - thus exposing my machine to any virus etc . . . that the mail may contain?

Thanks

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by Michael Jay

I do not see any point in saving them, spam is for the shredder, toss it and move on. If you are using the preview pane you have opened it.

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I would think not

by NexS In reply to Outlook - marking unopene ...

Instead, just changes the way your email client shows you the mail.

Unless of course, you have a preview pane enabled, which would then open your emails the moment you click on them.

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by seanferd In reply to I would think not

No setting for marking as read after so many seconds of display? (Don't have a copy of Office handy at the moment.)

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by NexS In reply to I would think not

What ever do you mean, Sean?

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by seanferd In reply to I would think not

What I mean is: Other mail clients allow you to decide whether or not a mail is marked as read automatically at all, and if so, after how many seconds of display. So, if a reading or preview pane is open while shifting mail about or quickly checking it, it won't be marked as read immediately depending on the setting. Further, the junk/spam settings may have a configuration option to always mark any email as read if you or a filter marks it as junk/spam and/or moves the mail to a junk/spam folder.

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by NexS In reply to I would think not

I see.
But the right click option to set as read is still an option, and it doesn't actually open the mail. That's what I meant in my post.

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