Tip

Security measures for holiday e-mail



This tip was submitted to the searchSecurity Tip Exchange by user Heidi Horsman. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.

'Tis the season for holiday greetings to begin to fill our e-mail inboxes. Every year e-mail volume increases during the holiday season. This year the use of e-mail is expected to increase substantially, given the recent concerns over mail being contaminated with Anthrax.

Here are a few suggestions to help protect the network and mail system:
 Don't open any e-mail attachments from anyone you don't know.
 Don't open e-mail attachments that you are not expecting.
 Don't forward e-mails with graphics or animation. This uses large amounts of bandwidth, which can cause mail servers to slow or possibly crash.
 Don't send e-cards, which direct the recipient to the Internet to pick up their card.
 Remember that it is against our policy to participate in chain mail.


    Requires Free Membership to View

This was first published in December 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.