10 Email Security Procedures For Safer Inbox
In most of my previous articles, I have talked about how you can stay secured online at all time. I explained how you can ensure that your account does not fall into the wrong hands. In this article, I want to look at some of the email security procedures that you can follow in order to secure your account from hackers. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
Here are some of the procedures…
#1 Scan attachment
The very first thing you need to do is to scan email attachment for malware. You have to make sure that you do not open email attachment directly. You need to ensure that you have an anti-virus to scan an email attachment before you can open it on your device. The reason being that some of the email attachments always contain malware.
#2 Preview feature
As part of the measures to secure your email from hackers, you need to make sure that you turn off then preview features for your email. Doing so will ensure that your email address is not attractive to hackers. Although the preview feature is good for email, it might lead to a situation where you have to open emails that you do not really intend to open in the first place.
#3 Junk Email Filter
Also, as part of the measures to secure your email very well, you need to create a junk email filter for your email account. This will later prevent junk emails from finding their way into your inbox. It will also assist you to report such emails as spams, This will also allow you to concentrate your effort more on important emails.
#4 Digital signature
You should also cultivate the habit of adding a Digital Signature to your email address. There are some added advantages if your email address has a Digital signature which can be a form of added advertisement for your business. This can provide added security for your email. It can also give you global acceptance and compliance with the legal standard that is expected if emails sent across the world.
#5 Use filters
Just like I said earlier, you can also prevent unwanted email from finding their way to your inbox by using email filters for your emails. These email filters can help to group your emails into different categories based on the contents of your website. This will prevent spam emails from finding their way to your main inbox at any time.
#6 Strong Password
In many of my previous articles, I have talked about some of the reasons why the use of a strong password is very essential. You have to make sure that you use a simple and strong password that is very easy to remember. Your password must have at least eight characters, with numbers and special characters. It must also have a capital letter, Please note that there is no account that cannot be hacked but the use of a strong password will make it very difficult for hackers to have access to your account.
#7 Alternate Email Address
Also, when you are setting up your email account, it is always advisable to provide an alternate email account for email recovery. The only disadvantage here is that you will not be forced to do this but it will really help you to recover and secure your email in case of any eventuality. You need to make sure that you add your email and mobile number for security and recovery purpose.
#8 Last Login Activity
One other activity that is extremely good but we have not inculcated into our daily activities is to check your last activity. Checking your last activity in your account before you do any other activity will help you to monitor your account. It will also give you an idea of whether someone has logged in, to your account without your consent. this will assist you to protect your account.
#9 Use HTTPS
Another step that is very crucial is that you have to make sure that you make use of https when it comes to opening and accessing your email account. You should never login into your account from an unsecured browser as this will endanger your account. You need to do all the needful in order to secure your account.
#10 Disable Remember Me
As part of the measures, to secure your account, you need to make sure that you disable Remember Me option for your account, When you use this option, it gives whoever login to your account easy access to your account. This can open you up to a lot of accounts. It can lead to a situation where your account is being used for nefarious activities. Also, you have to make sure that you do not write your email anywhere as well.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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