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I have been getting a ton of spam email, so I looked at one of them. I did not click anything, or download anything. However there was a spammy image with option to click on (as they always do).

Would this infect my device or the app (gmail app)? I am using an android phone. All I did was look at a spam email.

As checks, I ran the play protect from the play store. In addition, I have run several malware detection apps: Malwarebytes,Bitdefender etc. I have also looked at the installed apps and used safe mode just in case. Nothing has turned up, all of these steps show no infections.

My questions: a) is there any other check I should do? b) does just looking at an email cause an infection on the gmail app on android?

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b) does just looking at an email cause an infection on the gmail app on android?

Just laying your eyes at the contents of spam or malicious email is safe.

Like looking or hovering your mouse over,

  • a picture with a link embedded
  • at a malicious attachment
  • a plain URL

a) is there any other check I should do?

There's nothing to do because there was nothing that happened. Don't worry.

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