But I'm sure any reputable antivirus siftware will do the same, eg Norton, McAfee. The choice is yours.
AVG is free.
However, I would give further advice. For any email that has an attachment to it, save the attachment first to a temporary place, say your desktop, then scan it with your anti-virus before opening it.
All antivirus software must be kept uptodate or it's virus definitions will soon fall behind new ones that appear.
WinXP; 512ram; I.E.6
Is there any way to check out an e-mail for spyware before or after opening it ?
I know and use both spybot and spyblaster but they can not check out one e-mail.