Email security isn’t just the email provider or administrator’s responsibility. It’s everybody’s responsibility. While the mail server’s administrator may have tools to help block spam, phishing and other malware, they can’t stop or prevent everything. As the mail server’s tools get better, the bad guys just up their game.
Members (you) also need to be vigilant. This article from MDaemon Blog highlights 18 tips that every email user should know.
Here’s a sample, but all of them are good:
- Don’t open an attachment unless you know who it is from & are expecting it.
- Be cautious about email messages that instruct you to enable macros before downloading Word or Excel attachments.
- Use anti-virus software on your local machine, and make sure it’s kept up-to-date with the latest virus definitions.
- If you receive an attachment from someone you don’t know, don’t open it. Delete it immediately.