Reset Windows® Mail Security Settings
What are the ways to change and reset the Windows Mail Security settings?
The Windows Mail is a superior e-mail and news client designed and developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It was first included in Windows Vista OS. The Windows Mail is a successor to the Microsoft Outlook Express. The Security settings are provided in your Windows Mail to help you manage your Windows Mail security settings in the best possible way. The security settings help you to define the level of security of your mail account. You can use the best or the recommended settings that you can stay protected from commonly arising security issues and ensure the privacy of your account. Some of the security settings in your Windows Mail include virus protection settings, options to block images, options to encrypt mail messages. You can find options to change the settings by the Security tab in here you can also find the Option to reset the security settings of your Windows Mail Security settings in case if you want to continue with the default security settings.
The way to change and reset the Windows Mail Security settings, the commonly arising issues and the tips to fix the issues are:
- Virus protection settings
- Blocking images
- Send secure or encrypted e‘mail messages
Virus protection settings
In order to change virus protection settings in your Windows Mail, you can launch your Windows Mail and navigate to the Security settings. For this, you need to go to ‘Start’ menu and select 'All Programs' and then select Windows Mail. For here you can click on the ‘Tools’ menu, then click on the ‘Options’, and then click on the ‘Security’ tab. Now, you can navigate to the ‘Virus Protection’ option in here, you can find the options that can help protect your computer from the e-mail virus threats. You can click and choose the ‘Internet zone’ if you want to allow scripts and add-ons to work or you can click the ‘Restricted sites zone’ to create a more secure environment.
You can block images from getting displayed in your e-mail messages. For this, you can select the option to block displaying images. As you did before, you can navigate to the 'Security' tab and move to the 'Downloaded images' section. Here, you can click on the Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail check box. This will help you to block your Windows Mail from downloading images that may create issues with your privacy. This happens because displaying images helps the junk mailers get a chance to take your identity.
You can send secure or encrypted e‘mail messages with your Windows Mail. To enable this, you can navigate to the 'Secure Mail' option form the 'Security' tab. You can see the available options to make use of digital signatures that verify your identity, and encrypting e‘mails for signing e‘mails. This will help you restrict other people reading your e-mails other than the actual recipient.
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