Protect Your Business Email
Learn to Stop Spam From Infiltrating Your Business Email.
learn about best practices in protecting your business from spam as well as how to educate your employees.
Understanding best practices
If your business has a technical support department, talk to these experts about best practices in cyber safety to ensure you know what the latest recommendations and technologies are.If your business is smaller or medium and you must make these decisions and investments yourself, it pays to read up on current best practices so you can ensure that you and your employees are using them.Generally, best practices to combat spam and the threats it can carry (such as malware and spyware) include:
- implementing a spam filter
- not clicking on suspicious links
- keeping employee and customer emails confidential
- encrypting data by enabling HTTPS for web-based email
- setting strict password standards for all email accounts
Educating your employees
As a business owner, you need to know how to protect your company from spam—but it’s also important to make sure your employees have the same information. Ask your employees to use good judgement when deciding whether to open unwanted messages. If it looks suspicious, it may be malicious spam. Unfortunately, there is no way to know for sure whether or not a message is safe. The best you can do is reduce your risk by thinking carefully and following these tips. If an electronic message seems at all suspicious, don't respond.Never reply to or click on a "remove" or "unsubscribe" link in a suspicious spam message. If you do respond, it can confirm your address and cause your business to receive more spam. Advise employees to beware of clicking on links in suspicious emails.Such links may take them to an unsafe website without realizing it.