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Red shield by received inbox email instead of yellow closed envelope?

M

Melelina

#1
I just started using Windows Mail in Vista Ultimate about a week ago and I
did so because I am a beta tester for Avira 9 Suite and I needed to test
Avira MailGuard. I am not sure if this odd thing is caused by Avira
MailGuard or is native to Windows Mail. I have asked about in Avira beta
forum and am also asking here.

I got one email downloaded a few minutes ago that instead of having a yellow
closed envelope in the "From" column of the email has instead a red shield
with a white x in it. Plus, the email "Subject" is not in the usual black
font. Instead, the email subject is in red font. If this is caused by
Windows Mail what does it mean? Junk email checking is turned off and I
have not flagged this message or anything. It just downloaded and displayed
in this odd manner.
 
S

Steve Cochran

#2
It may be the junk filter detected phishing in the message and so it got
flagged that way. You can open it and read it and see if there is a fake
link to whatever.

steve

"Melelina" <melelina@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:udRaUf5gJHA.5000@xxxxxx

>I just started using Windows Mail in Vista Ultimate about a week ago and I
>did so because I am a beta tester for Avira 9 Suite and I needed to test
>Avira MailGuard. I am not sure if this odd thing is caused by Avira
>MailGuard or is native to Windows Mail. I have asked about in Avira beta
>forum and am also asking here.
>
> I got one email downloaded a few minutes ago that instead of having a
> yellow closed envelope in the "From" column of the email has instead a red
> shield with a white x in it. Plus, the email "Subject" is not in the usual
> black font. Instead, the email subject is in red font. If this is caused
> by Windows Mail what does it mean? Junk email checking is turned off and
> I have not flagged this message or anything. It just downloaded and
> displayed in this odd manner.
>
 
M

Melelina

#3
Thank you. I already know it is some sort of spam. I turned off the junk
filter when I first started using Windows Mail because Avira has a spam
filter and I want to test that and don't need both of them. I thought I
turned off Phishing also because, again, Avira MailGuard has that also but
maybe I didn't turn it off. I had already tried reading it from Properties
as I don't like opening spam and letting the spammers know the email address
is "live" but when I looked at it from Properties, like so much spam, it
just looked like gobbledygook. If I actually open it, I'm not sure if it
will display anything readable because I read ALL email (even Microsoft
Newsletters) in Plain text.

"Steve Cochran" <scochran@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:693EF12F-AAEA-43FD-9E5E-BE272419914A@xxxxxx

> It may be the junk filter detected phishing in the message and so it got
> flagged that way. You can open it and read it and see if there is a fake
> link to whatever.
>
> steve
>
> "Melelina" <melelina@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:udRaUf5gJHA.5000@xxxxxx

>>I just started using Windows Mail in Vista Ultimate about a week ago and I
>>did so because I am a beta tester for Avira 9 Suite and I needed to test
>>Avira MailGuard. I am not sure if this odd thing is caused by Avira
>>MailGuard or is native to Windows Mail. I have asked about in Avira beta
>>forum and am also asking here.
>>
>> I got one email downloaded a few minutes ago that instead of having a
>> yellow closed envelope in the "From" column of the email has instead a
>> red shield with a white x in it. Plus, the email "Subject" is not in the
>> usual black font. Instead, the email subject is in red font. If this is
>> caused by Windows Mail what does it mean? Junk email checking is turned
>> off and I have not flagged this message or anything. It just downloaded
>> and displayed in this odd manner.
>>
>