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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Protecting Yourself

E-mail and other forms of online messaging are terrific communication tools that let you exchange information with coworkers and clients, transmit files and pictures, and stay in touch with friends and family. But always be careful about what mail you open, especially if there are attachments or inserted graphics, and what information you send out. To help promote your safety, many e-mail providers will strip out attachments and graphics when they cannot verify the legitimacy of the attachments.

Taking the First Steps

So what can you do about spam? Here are four steps that can help to protect you from the negative effects of spam:

  • First, set your e-mail service’s spam filters to a high setting (review the settings to find what ...

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