Excited at the prospect of getting your first mail account? Or simply thinking of expanding your base at the World Wide Web by opening multiple ones? Frankly, it doesn’t matter. The point is sending important letters or personal emails are vital, which means you need to be extra wary about protecting your account. Hackers are everywhere and protecting your email account is of paramount importance, if you wish to stay safe and safeguard your privacy.
Why protect when online?
Too many people are using the internet globally. As much as our life has become easy in terms of forming a huge network, it’s however difficult knowing the secret intentions of all. Just because the emphasis is greater for protection of social media accounts doesn’t necessitate your email ID is risk-free. The online world is replete with burglars or hackers (not the ethical ones though) who have access to secret codes that help them get into others’ accounts, steal vital information and misuse the same. It is not uncommon finding experts recommend protecting your email account, for obvious reasons. No matter how safe or trustworthy you think it is, the internet is never the same.
What steps should be followed to stay secure?
For protecting your email account, here are some steps to follow:
Keep a tab on your mail box, regularly
Mails need to be checked on a regular basis. Ensure that no mail stays longer than it’s meant in the inbox. Try and transfer unnecessary ones into the junk section or best would be to lock the mailbox with a password to keep away from crimes.
Secure mailbox as an alternative
In the event of not having a locking mailbox system, you can resort to an alternative. Send your mails in another safe and secure mailbox, as in a post office box.
Protect your PC
If you lack proper antivirus software, emails and passwords are constantly at risk. Try not to go for the wireless modes of using internet for it invites hackers and ‘network sniffers’. You can download software for free. For those having the same must update timely.
Keep passwords confidential
Under no circumstances should you divulge your password to any known person or even any company. Those who ask for money or mails from unauthorized third parties or fraudulent mails spell danger.
The Bottom Line
Protecting your email account doesn’t need extra effort. All you need to do is beware of potential risks and take precautionary measures at the earliest.