I occasionally receive emails which are not addressed to me (Not showing ANY "To" address, totally blank, and they are without a "From" address or subject matter. They contain no message whatsoever. All I see is a time arrival. I cannot put these emails into my blocked email list because they do not contain ANY address to block, nor any subject to block.
I am on XPhome, I am fully updated on virus protection (daily checks) and my PC is completely scanned for virus's weekly. For emails I am on OE6
recap-----I will do what you suggest and come back to this string when I have a new one arrive. I delete these immediately, bypassing the "Delete Items" folder so I cannot do your suggestion immediately
Try highlighting the blank areas where the text should be. Sometimes these emails are written in white and are thus invisible - highlighting will show the text. What I mean is click and drag the cursor along the line. If necessary, change the colour of the text.
Be very careful - these messages may have an unwanted payload.
These happen for a variety of reason it seems not all sinister. Treat them as spam and delete. The best way to avoid any unwanted 'stuff' getting any where near your 'InBox' is to read all mail via your WebMail account on your ISP's server and delete unwanted from there.
The way to do this is to remove your E-mail client[OutLook Express etc.,] from your start list[Go to START/right click on the program/left click on 'Remove from list'] Then only start the program once you are satisfied only the mail you want will come in - when done - exit the program