You probably already know that you should always verify the email address of anyone you receive email from before opening it. Because Microsoft Outlook displays just the sender name in the “from” box on emails, users have learned to hover over the sender’s name to display the full email address. But did you know that hackers have found a way around this measure?
Hackers have figured out that Outlook only displays the email address for the first person on the list. So they include what looks like a real email address for that sender as the first part of the response address – even though it’s not. And this increases the possibility that you might click on an email that contains a virus, thinking that it was sent by someone you know.
Fortunately, you can make changes to your email settings that allow you to see the full email address and domain of anyone sending you an email. View the steps you can take to change your settings – and protect the security of your Outlook email.