Security Settings in Microsoft® Outlook® Express
What are security settings in Microsoft Outlook Express? Discuss the importance of security settings.
Microsoft Outlook Express is a new e-mail client program in from Microsoft Corporation. The application is useful in storing, managing, sending and receiving e-mail messages. As the program is used for e-mailing purposes, security settings are much essential for it. It has been added with a number of new and improved security settings. You can see the program blocking junk e-mails from being opened in the system. It doesn't allow any attachment to be opened or saved in the system if it is found to be suspicious. It also blocks programs or viruses from sending e-mails using your account.
Following are the importance of security settings and some new settings in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Importance of security settings
- Virus Protection Section
- Secure Mail Section
Importance of security settings
Microsoft Outlook Express is used as e-mail client program. You may be using it for different e-mail accounts like Gmail, POP3 and Yahoo etc. In that case, Microsoft Outlook Express may get easily infected. It may be a result of some spam e-mils. Unauthorized users may send e-mails with infected attachments with it. As you open or download the attachments, the infection gets transferred to the system. Microsoft Outlook Express thus needs good security settings. These security settings block users from opening any infected attachments. These are also needed to avoid spreading spam to other users.
Virus Protection Section
Virus Protection Section is one of the new and improved security settings in Microsoft Outlook Express. It is said to be the first layer of protection for the application. The Virus Protection Section contains a number of Security Zones. Security Zones are pages which you believe to be trusted. There is an option for going to any websites easily by clicking the Internet Zone. It has been added with Restricted tab which is useful in opening those web pages which are not added in the restricted list.
Another new and improved security setting included in Microsoft Outlook Express is the Secure Mail Section. The setting is useful in handling security of your e-mails. It is the latest and extreme protection added in Microsoft Outlook Express. This is useful in securing your confidential information.
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