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  • November 2006 Newsletter

    Posted on November 17th, 2006 Michael Drummond No comments

    Email hints and tips

    I hear a lot in the media lately of people being defrauded in their internet banking, which is a real concern for many people.  There are a few simple rules to keep in mind when using your email program to ensure your safety from viruses, spyware and other malicious attacks.

    *Unless you are completely sure of the author of the email, never click on links in that email.  Many malicious programmers are very good at making their emails and websites look very like the legitimate ones, but there are often very simple differences, such as incorrect spelling in the web address.  These sites are often designed with the sole purpose of collecting your personal information such as account details and passwords.  The best way to check the legitimacy of these sites is to type the address in yourself, instead of clicking the link.

    *When composing emails, always make sure you type a subject in the subject field, and something more substantial than just Hi.  A lot of spam comes through with the subject Re:Hi Or Re:    , if you have always sent emails with descriptive subject lines, you won’t be confused and accidentally open a potentially dangerous email.  Do remember that while the subject needs to be descriptive, it needs to be short as well, try to keep it to less than 10 words.

    *Turn of the preview pane.  At MR LCD we feel that this is an absolute necessity.  Many email programs have a handy little window which shows some of your email so you can tell at a glance what the email is about or who it’s from.  The problem with this preview is that it actually opens that email, so any programs that are set to run on opening will run, potentially causing serious damage to your computer.  Microsoft have made a patch to fix this problem, but it really is best practice to prevent your system from the likelihood that a way will be found to get around the fix.

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