Newbie tip to check for fake emails in Outlook Express

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Many people will suggest avoiding Outlook Express and Internet Explorer but the reality is many people use these programs.

One simple way to check for a fake email or link to a malicious location is reading the address in the status bar as shown in the example below.

If you do not see the the status bar, you can turn it on. In Outlook Express: click on View, click on Layout, enable Status Bar. 


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I hope this tip helps you.

Also see eBay's help page regarding fake emails

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