Email, a double-edged sword

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Emailing is one of the main communication channels that exist today along with instant messaging and social networking. Through it we establish contact with other people exchanging personal and professional information.

This daily use of emails can become a double-edged sword if we do not take the necessary precautions. And, sometimes, we are the ones who get distracted and send an email with certain information to the wrong person or even several, putting our privacy and that of others at risk.

But also, there is another factor to take into account when emailing: cybercriminals. In the same way that we see emails as another tool for communicating in a quick and agile manner, they see it as an ideal means to spread any type of malware or even obtain information to use for their own benefit.

If you don't want haste to play a dirty trick on you when sending an email or to end up being the victim of attacks, here are a series of recommendations to consider for a secure use of emailing. We tell how to send an email in a secure mood, what Wi-Fi networks you don't have to use when emailing and what type of information you don't have to include:

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Learn how to emailing in a safe form

Emailing is one of the main communication channels that exist today.

However, a mistake when sending an email or a simple click on the wrong message can turn it into a double-edged sword.

To prevent this, check your inbox and...

  • Perfect your email with a strong password (uppercase lowercase, symbols and numbers), do not share it and change it periodically.
  • When you are going to use it, avoid access if you are connected to a public Wi-Fi.
  • When sending a new email, check the recipients and, if there are several, use the hidden copy ('CCO').
  • Try not to send personal information and pay attention to the links and attachments.
  • Better not to respond to chain messages. If you receive junk mail, delete it directly.

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