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Five tips for avoiding self-inflicted email security breaches

(Chad Perrin, TechRepublic) Email security is about a lot more than just using a good password on your POP or IMAP server. Perhaps the most important part of email security is ensuring you don’t shoot yourself in the foot.

These tips focus on the ways users break their own security rather than on protecting against the predations of malicious security crackers. Security can be violated through careless acts more easily than by outside forces.
1. Turn off automated addressing features
2. Use BCC when sending to multiple recipients
3. Save emails only in a safe place
4. Use private accounts for private emails
5. Double-check the recipient, every time — especially on mailing lists

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