Which web-based email sites to allowLocked
We don’t allow our employees to use their corporate email accounts for personal use so I veered them to web-based email accounts (gmail, hotmail, yahoo mail, etc.). This did wonders in reducing spam and decreasing a lot of the chain emails, jokes and images that aren’t work related.
This has worked well until someone brought a virus onto their PC. It was in an email through some obscure web-based email program sponsored by their ISP.
Its my understanding that “the big guys” (gmail, hotmail, yahoo and aol) do a pretty fine job at filtering out viruses in their programs. The other providers are not so good.
I do have a network AV program installed but I would like to go further and just allow access to the web based email provided by “the big guys” and block all the others.
Any thoughts? Opinions?