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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Working with Email Safely and Securely

Email is by far the most popular online activity, but it can also be the most frustrating in terms of security and privacy. Email viruses are legion, spam gets worse every day, and bozos who send out dumb or offensive messages are a dime a dozen (if that). Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to remedy these and other email problems, as you see over the next few sections.

Protecting Yourself Against Email Viruses

Until just a few years ago, the primary method that computer viruses used to propagate themselves was the floppy disk. A user with an infected machine would copy some files to a floppy, and the virus would surreptitiously add itself to the disk. When the recipient inserted the disk, the virus copy ...

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