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How to Safeguard Your Account

Many people have email accounts that they use to send and receive information from others for business and personal reasons. As much as emails are helpful they are prone to attacks from hackers and other malicious people. Some people are malicious and may steal confidential information or impersonate a user to commit crimes or damage their reputation. It is good to ensure that your email is as secure as possible to avoid being a victim of such threats and safeguard your account information. Using a strong password for your account is of importance to make it hard for unauthorized persons to crack it and gain access.

The process of cracking a password can be made even more difficult by ensuring they are longer and comprised of different characters. By creating different passwords for each online account, one is being more cautious since even if one is compromised, others will still be safe. Users should consider using verification techniques provided by email providers which make it difficult to gain unauthorized access to accounts not owned. To guarantee continuation of work, one should open several accounts so that you can use another account if one gets compromised.

Emails from friends and other casual people should be dedicated to different accounts from work and other official emails. When using different accounts for each category, one separates information and avoids losing all the data when an account is compromised. Viruses and other destructive programs can damage your systems and as such they should be countered in time through frequent scans. There are some programs designed by email providers to scan for threats from emails sent to users and they need to be adopted. To safeguard your information and account, it is necessary to be cautious before opening an email that seems suspicious.

When a suspicious email is sent to you it is better to ignore it and move it to a spam folder because opening them can be risky. It is common for some people to send emails that have a link and upon clicking it redirects to other sites which steal your personal data. Attachments can be used to install viruses into a system or destroy data when opened which makes it good to avoid them. Emails from unknown sources should be avoided including some buttons to unsubscribe because they are also links which are used for bad intentions. When using a public network and especially WiFi it is advisable to avoid opening or signing in to email accounts. The security of the public networks is not emphasized which makes them risky for users. Email providers have spam filters that collect reports from users about suspicious sites and they block them for other users.