Never open unexpected attachments. If someone sends you an attachment, do not open it until you are certain the attachment is not dangerous. It may inconvenience but it is far better than accidentally installing a virus or backdoor into your system.
Before clicking on unknown links received in your email message, make sure they lead where you think they should be. To do so, hovering your mouse over a link, you will see where the link will actually take you.
Avoid being “phished”. Con artists try to trick you by asking you to provide your personal information through email as they were a vendor such as PayPal or Citibank with which you normally do business. More on phishing …. http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/email/phishing.mspx
Avoid being “spammed”. Don’t reply to unsolicited messages or “spam” mail, or other offensive email. By responding, you only confirm that you are a person with an active email address who can be continually receiving unwanted email solicitations.
Email address should be given only to trusted business and vendors. Avoid giving out your email address for personal reasons.
If an email offers something that it sounds too good to be true, it is probably too good to be true.
Avoid forwarding the day’s joke, or chain letters. These are not appreciated and often end up clogging up others inboxes. These chain letters can appear to be notices of computer viruses, good luck wishes …
Email is NOT Instantaneous. The new email system definitely improves the speed of delivering and receiving a message. However, be kind and don’t assume that your urgent message will be received and acted on within seconds of your pressing the “Send” button.
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