Email is a huge part of how we communicate, but it can be a source of spam, malware and fraud. Follow these tips to help steer clear of becoming a target when using email:
- Open attachments only from trusted senders and be on the lookout for phishing emails
- Be cautious of unrecognized emails or suspicious links
- Ensure your anti-virus software is running and up-to-date
- Check that sensitive emails are going to the right person
- Never give personal info or credentials to untrusted mailing lists or users
Because we know how important your email experience is to you, EarthLink Web Mail comes with powerful built-in protection against viruses and spam. So you can enjoy your email with peace of mind.
Guarding Against Email Viruses with Virus Blocker®
Use EarthLink Web Mail and you’ll enjoy the automatic email virus protection of Virus Blocker. This feature automatically scans all messages and attachments sent to your EarthLink email addresses. Any known viruses, worms, or Trojan horses are automatically removed or quarantined. You’ll be notified when an email message has been cleaned or quarantined.
Virus Blocker updates automatically to help protect you from the latest email viruses. This feature is on for all members. Be safe–keep it on!
To verify that Virus Blocker is on, sign in to Web Mail, click Preferences, then Virus Blocker. If Virus Blocker is not on, click the Turn ON Virus Blocker button.
Keeping Spam Out of Your Email Inbox with spamBlocker
EarthLink’s spamBlocker is automatically set on the medium setting by default and will automatically block known spam. spamBlocker’s highest setting, called Suspect Email Blocking, blocks email from all people, companies, or domains that are not listed in your Web Mail Address Book. With Suspect Email Blocking, senders must ask for permission to email you and be added to your Address Book. An optional spam summary report shows how many messages have been blocked.
To activate the highest setting, sign in to Web Mail, click Preferences, then spamBlocker. Click the button next to Suspect Email Blocking and then Save Changes.