- Do not open any email attachments or click on links in email messages from senders you do not know. Some of the linked web sites can conspicuously download malware on your computer without your knowledge.
- If you receive a piece of ‘spam’ that includes a link to unsubscribe, do not click on it. Doing so will notify the sender that your email address is an active target, and you may end up receiving even more unwanted messages.
- If you receive a suspicious email message, please attach it to a new message addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that details of the original message remain intact for analysis and corrective measure.
- Disable the auto-preview feature in Outlook. Doing so will prevent emails with questionable or malicious content being opened without your direct action. The ITS Helpdesk staff can assist you with this procedure if you’re not familiar with it.
- Never ever provide personally identifiable information (Social Security Number, birth date, password, credit card number) to anyone through email. No legitimate entity will ask you for such information via email.
- Remember, email is sent in the clear and may pass through networks that are outside of our control. You should assume that anything you write in an email is public. Anything that is not public information should not be transmitted via email.
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