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Audio course: Slice the spam! How Outlook helps protect you from junk e-mail

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.

Which type of picture will Outlook block?

A picture that is downloaded from a computer outside the e-mail system when you open the message.

An attached photograph that appears inside a message.

An attached picture in an e-mail message from anyone not in your Contacts folder.

If you automatically download pictures in e-mail messages you receive, why might you be sorry?

Everything about downloading pictures in e-mail is negative.

You tell the sender that your e-mail address is valid and so may get more junk e-mail.

You might get a message that you don't have enough hard drive space to download the picture.

Suppose you're fed up with the barrage of e-mail that the company Humongous Insurance has been sending you. To stop it, you decide to click the "Remove Me From This Mailing List" link. Is that a good idea?

No, because you may get questions from your e-mail provider about the change in activity for your account.

No, because clicking that link tells Humongous Insurance that your e-mail address is working.

Who cares? Clicking the link will have no effect at all.

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