Security Settings in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are security and protection settings for Microsoft Outlook 2010?
As you are using Microsoft Outlook 2010 for sending, receiving, managing and composing e-mails, you need to select appropriate security options for the application. You can choose different security and protection settings for Microsoft Outlook 2010. This varies depending on the user interface. It is possible to set restrictions to attachments to avoid any type of unwanted attachments to be sent from unauthorized users. You can choose e-mail messaging cryptography so as to verify the contents of the e-mail before opening. You can avoid junk e-mail and unwanted image downloads by setting the security option in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Here are some notes on choosing security and protection settings for Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Choose Attachment Settings
- Choose Email Messaging Cryptography
- Limiting Junk Email
Choose Attachment Settings
Usually, attachments have Level 1 or Level 2 restrictions. It is possible to configure what users can do with attachment restrictions. You can specify the file types which you want to add or remove in Level 1 file list by the use of ‘Add or remove Level 1 file name extensions’ option. The ‘ Add or remove Level 2 file name extensions’ is useful in specifying the file name extension to be added or removed in the Level 2 file list. ‘Configure additional attachment file restrictions’ option is useful in enabling users to access Level 1 attachments and creating a list of attachment file name extensions to demote from Level 1 to Level 2.
Choose Email Messaging Cryptography
The cryptographic messaging features in Microsoft Outlook 2010 can be used for enabling users to digitally sign an e-mail message, encrypt an e-mail message etc. You can check for no repudiation and verification of contents by the use of Digital signing. It is possible to ensure the user privacy with the use of e-mail message encrypting. Digital signature can be used for verifying validated recipients. Customized S/MIME V3 security policy can be created by adding a security label to an e-mail message. You can also select the option for managing cryptographic digital IDs.
It is possible to restrict junk e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2010. You can configure settings for the Junk E-mail Filter and automatic picture download. It is possible to configure how the Junk E-mail Filter would work for users. There are different options like Trust e-mail messages from users Contacts, Permanently delete suspected junk e-mail messages and Set the Junk E-mail Filter protection level. You can set the protection level for junk e-mail to Low, or OFF state. You can choose different options for the Automatic picture download like Block Trusted Zones, Do not permit download, Automatically download content etc.
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