Security settings of e-mail account
Read on to know more about the security settings of an e-mail account and how to change them.
The e-mail account can be described as the personal access for a user to interact with others. There are more functions and applications included in the e-mail accounts as the technology develops. The user needs to provide a username and password for the basic security of the e-mail account. There are options known as security settings in the account and the user can increase the protection by changing the default ones. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook are the popular e-mail clients for common users. The security of an e-mail is very important as it plays a key feature in securing the valuable information files and attachments. With the immense increase in the hacking incidents, all users are highly concerned about the measures that can be taken to avoid such undesirable cases. The loss of an account or its misuse may prove dangerous for users and thus, it shall be avoided effectively.
Following are the features, benefits of e-mail security settings and tips to change it:
- Tips to change
The proper security settings in the e-mail account can prevent the computer from various attacks from malicious software while opening e-mail and attachments. The features may vary according to the e-mail clients. The fundamental aim of these activities is the prevention of malicious things entering the account and successive damages. The functions inside the e-mail account such as address book can be separately locked and secured using a password. The incorrect entry of this password will restrict the user from entering it.
The security matters have a fair priority in this technology filled world. The safety of the private information as well as the computer is of the primary concern and thus browser oriented e-mail providers are giving special concern for the same. Some mail providers have spam and junk mail filters to secure the privacy and make the computer safe. The security of an e-mail is very beneficial for the user as it plays an important role in securing the valuable information files and attachments.
The security features can perform effectively in conjunction with a competent antivirus software package. There is one method to set Outlook as a 'Restricted Zone', similar to Outlook Express. In Outlook firstly go to the Tools menu, select options and click on the security tab. In this tab under secure content option, choose the 'Restricted Sites' tab and hit 'Ok' and this will change the security settings in Outlook. In hotmail account the user can select 'Safe and blocked senders' and then by clicking each link in lists of 'Safe senders', 'Safe mailing lists' and 'Blocked senders', the user can establish good protection.
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