Email Security - Internet Technologies

What is E-mail Hacking?

Following are the ways Email hacking can be done.
  • Spam
  • Virus
  • Phishing

Spam

Sending unsolicited Bulk E-mails (UBI) which one has not asked for is called Spamming. Commercial companies send advertisements of their services and products as junk mails as part of Spam.

Virus

Some emails come with an attachment, when run on your computer may take up all the data and destroy.

Phishing

Email phishing is an activity of sending fraudulent emails claiming to be legitimate enterprise and steal the important and sensitive data like username, password and credit card details.

Such emails has link to different websites which ask users to enter personal information which are actually storing your data and using it for fraudulent activities later. It’s kind of malware.

E-mail Spamming and Junk Mails

Sending unsolicited Bulk E-mails (UBI) which one has not asked for is called Spamming. Commercial companies send advertisements of their services and products as junk mails as part of Spam.

Spams may originate the below problems:

  • Your e-mail account is flooded with unwanted e-mails, resulting in losing important e-mails if inbox is full.
  • It takes time and energy to go through each and every mail to review and delete.
  • Bandwidth is consumed which slows the speed with which mails are delivered.
  • Such mails contains virus which can destroy the data in your computer.

Blocking Spams

  • Spams can be reduced using the below ways.
  • Do not give personal e-mails when posting letters to newsgroups or mailing list, instead use a separate e-mail address.
  • Don’t mention your email address on the websites which can be spammed easily.
  • Try to avoid replying to emails which you have received from unknown persons.

E-mail Cleanup and Archiving

Users should archive their inbox from time to time in order to have light weighted inbox. Below are the steps for cleaning up and archiving your Outlook inbox.

  • Select File tab on the mail pane.
  • On account information screen, select Cleanup Tools button.
  • Select Archive from drop down menu of cleanup tools.
  • Select Archive this folder and all subfolders option and then click on the folder that you want to archive. Select the date from the Archive items older than: list. Click Browse to create new .pst file name and location. Click OK.

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