Video: Five email safety tips everyone should follow

Instant messaging, texting, and tweeting are all the rage, yet e-mail still dominates the communication landscape—at home, but especially in business. Unfortunately, many people, even IT pros, still ignore the basics of email security. Bill Detwiler goes over five basic email safety tips that everyone should follow.

IT Dojo: Five e-mail safety tips everyone should follow Instant messaging, texting, and tweeting are all the rage, yet e-mail still dominates the communication landscape--at home, but especially in business. Unfortunately, many people, even IT pros, still ignore the basics of e-mail security. Bill Detwiler goes over five basic e-mail safety tips that everyone should follow. Once you’ve watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=773">IT Dojo Blog</a>.

Instant messaging, texting, and tweeting are all the rage, yet email still dominates the communication landscape—at home, but especially in business. Unfortunately, many people, even IT pros, still ignore the basics of email security. In this video, I'll go over five basic email safety tips that everyone should follow.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or you can also read Chad Perrin's article, "10 essential e-mail security measures," on which this video is based. Check out these articles and downloads for more email security tips:

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...