Is this email safe?

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A person in my family got an email from " outlook@email2.office.com". It was about updating his Windows Live Mail 2011 to 2012.

Is this email fake or real? Can it be trusted?
 
Just to reiterate, the From: line in an email is trivial to fake. Unfortunately, this part of the email protocol dates back from 1982, when "the Internet" was a place where everyone trusted each other, so the receiving email server just believes the sending site with it says the email is from president@whitehouse.gov.

You should never "trust" an email just because the From: line says it's from an official source.
 
Just to reiterate, the From: line in an email is trivial to fake. Unfortunately, this part of the email protocol dates back from 1982, when "the Internet" was a place where everyone trusted each other, so the receiving email server just believes the sending site with it says the email is from president@whitehouse.gov.

You should never "trust" an email just because the From: line says it's from an official source.
 
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