The safety of email is something that people take to heart. This includes the service providers that provide the email. They have taken many steps in helping you keep your email safe. Of course, they can only do so much when you are trying to promote the safety of email. So the rest is left up to you. Before you open an email see who it is from. If it is not someone you know, then it may be a good idea to scan the email first. By doing this, you can check for a virus before it is too late, thus saving your computer. Also, it is a good idea to scan any attachments that are on the email before opening them or downloading them to your computer. If there is a virus in the email more than likely it is in the form of an attachment. So if someone is going to send you something as an attachment, they should warn you first. By doing this you will be expecting the attachment and have nothing to worry about. Of course, you should show the same kindness back to the people you are sending information to in the form of an attachment. Let them know before you send it so they can be waiting for it. Do not just open an attachment from someone you do not know, and from someone that did not tell you that they were sending an attachment. These are just a few safety tips you can use for your email account.
Safety of email is improving everyday thanks to our email service providers. However, we are far from being done and completely safe when on the internet. Hopefully further down the run, safety of email is not something that we are going to have to worry about as much. Of course, this day is far away because hackers get better all the time and find new ways to trick us into downloading their viruses. It would be a much better world if everyone could just get along and not have to worry about these kind of things, however, that is not the kind of world we live in. So use your head whenever you are opening up your email, and someday you may have protected yourself from getting stuck with a virus.