Can You Get a Virus from Opening an Email? Just Opening Is Safe


Yes, viruses can spread through emails. Due to this, you may ask: can I get a virus from opening an email? Here, we will directly tell you the answer: your computer will not be infected by viruses if you just opening an email without opening the attachments or clicking links in it.

Emails you send or receive are mainly text or HTML documents. Opening an email is just like opening a text file or a web page using your web browser. A text file or web page will not affect your computer. It is safe to just open an email.

After opening an email, you may discover that there is an attachment or a link that may contain spam, virus, or malware. Is it safe to open spam mail? Likewise, if you just open an email but do not open the attachment or link in it, you should not worry about the virus issue. No matter you are using Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, or another web-based or desktop email client, it is safe to just open an email even there is a suspicious attachment or link in it.

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