Details about the security settings of Windows® Live Mail
Explain the different aspects related to learn about the security settings of Windows Live Mail.
Windows Live Mail is an e-mail that comes with the new Windows 7 Operating Systems. The management of the e-mail accounts along with the various other tasks and applications are also included in the Windows Live Mail application. Users must configure Windows Live Mail for better security. Else the application gets infected with the viruses or other malwares that enter through the email messages. The security settings are provided with the Windows Live Mail application. The user can access the security settings through the safety options at the options menu selected from the Live Mail button at the top left corner of the application window. Inside the safety options window that appears, the user can change various settings for ensuring the safety of the application. Click on security tab at the right rear end and configure the security settings there.
Discussed below are some details regarding the various security settings:
- E-mail protection settings
- Virus protection
- Download security
E-mail protection settings
Two e-mail security options provided at the security tab in Windows Live Mail application are ˜encrypt contents and attachments for all outgoing messages™ and ˜digitally sign all outgoing messages™. The user can either enable or disable the two options depending upon the need of the settings. The users need digital ID for enabling the digital signature for the messages. The option for knowing and getting the digital ID is also provided under the mail security option.
Virus protection section included with the Windows Live Mail security settings tab helps the user to prevent the attack of virus. The first option is to select particular choice for the Internet Explorer security zone to use the options. The user can either select Internet zone or restricted sites zone under the virus protection. The other two options available under the virus protection are ˜warn me while other applications try to send mail as me™ and ˜do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus™.
Another area to be careful of while working with the Windows Live Mail application is the downloaded files. The security settings provide some options to control the download of the various files into the system. The user can either enable or disable the settings depending upon the need of providing security. The two options provided there are ˜block images and other contents in HTML email™ and ˜show images and external content send from email addresses in my safe senders list™.
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