How to Protect Your Email — Stay Safe from Spam, Malware, and Online Attacks

How to Protect Your Email

Hackers can use your email to gain access to almost your whole life through trojan spyware, malware, and viruses that infect your devices. 

Whether phishing attempts or stolen passwords, attackers use many different tricks to access your emails and steal your important data.

Thankfully, keeping your email account and associated personal data safe is easier than you might think. We have plenty of tips to help you secure your email accounts, without fear of your devices getting infected or having your private information stolen. 

How to Keep Your Email Secure 

Create a Strong Password

A strong password is the gatekeeper for email security. This is the first thing you need to get right if you want to protect your email. 

Hackers are smart, and they have multiple ways to get into your email, such as phishing, dictionary attacks, and brute force attacks. The stronger the password you use, the harder it is for hackers to gain access to your account.

A strong password should have a minimum of 12 characters — the longer your password is, the less likely it is hackers can crack it. Use a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, random symbols, and characters. Don’t use easy-to-guess passwords or passwords that form a pattern, such as vertical or horizontal letters and numbers, your first name, pet’s name, or birth date.

Use a Unique Password

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