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Tips and Tricks to Improve E-mail Security

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E-mail has become one of the communication tools that it is very important. However, there are several obstacles to make e-mail communication is very safe and secure. So, every organization and company must maintain robust e-mail security defenses. But it’s very harder to do, such as spam volumes are increasing, malware as attachment of e-mail becoming stealthier and more developer of malicious content are developing more effective ways to circumvent e-mail security defenses. So, it’s make e-mail security very expensive and difficult, really ?


In this discussion, we discuss how to ensure e-mail security very safe and secure but it’s very cheap, easy and simple. It’s called tips and tricks to improve e-mail security. There are some steps that can be done to improve e-mail security. Let’s see the next step in this discussion.


If we want to make sure that the only person who can read our e-mails, we can use encrypt the using tools such as FlexCrypt, Pretty Good Privacy ( PGP ). FlexCrypt is an encryption software containing 5 encryption solutions. We can use Flexcrypt free software to encrypt our e-mail. When the person at the other end receives our e-mails or messages, they’ll have to enter a password to unlock it.




Pretty Good Privacy ( PGP ) is a computer program that it’s often used for encrypting and decrypting e-mail to improve e-mail security. It’s based on the OpenPGP standard – RFC 4880 for encrypting and decrypting data.


We also can use TLS – SSL to protect traffic from being sniffed during transmission. It’s not encryption of the content of e-mail but the encryption takes place between individual SMTP relays, not between the sender and the recipient.


If we use webmail to read e-mail message, we can use HTTPS protocols to encryption traffic between server and our browser. Some free e-mail service support HTTPS protocol for their webmail, such as Google and Yahoo e-mail services.


To protect e-mail phishing, we can use e-mail client that it’s support phishing protection, such as Thunderbird. Mozilla’s e-mail service comes with phishing protection built-in. If Thunderbird identifies a message as a potential scam, it will display a banner warning about it. If we are certain it’s not a fraudulent message, we can click the ‘Not a Scam’ button.



Mohamad Widodo

Mohamad Widodo

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