Keeping your emails secure is vitally important as it ensures any sensitive information or data that you exchange via your personal or work accounts remains private. Here we’ve listed some easy tips to help maximise the security of your email account on your computer.
Choose a strong password
Choosing a strong password might seem an obvious way to increase the security of your email account, but its importance shouldn’t be underestimated. Avoid guessable passwords like your name or ‘password123’ and don’t use the same password across different accounts and websites. Your email password should be at least 8 characters long, contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and maybe even some special characters (@, _, !, &) to ensure security against identity theft and data loss.
Remember to log out
We all forget to do it, but making sure you log out of your accounts is a simple way of preventing people from gaining access to your emails. This is especially important if you are using a public computer or borrowing somebody else’s.
Avoid spam, phishing and junk emails
Opening spam, phishing and junk emails that will sometimes come through to your email account is the easiest way of letting a virus into your account and onto your computer. By not opening these emails or clicking on any suspicious links within them, you are protecting your information and data. It’s important to know how to spot spam or phishing emails too, such as an unfamiliar tone, grammar and spelling errors, or inconsistencies in email addresses.
Choose a secure email service
Choosing a secure email service is another great way to ensure the security of your account. Email services like Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail come with internal security features that work to protect your data and private information. We can assist you in setting up a secure Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail email service for your business, so get in touch with us today to learn more about this.
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