New email needed
Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:29 PM
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 04:40 AM
There is a program you can use as a safety barrier before you touch your mail, it's called Mailwasher, great program, it checks your mail online, it shows you a text only preview of what it is BEFORE it ever touches your system, and allows you to choose if you want to keep it or not, mark it accordingly and it will delete the mail with it never touching your system, it also warns against possible viruses, and because it's text only you can see the addresses of the images which usually tells you if it's likely to be a bad site, and because you can do all this before it ever touches your system so if it is infected your perfectly safe.
The alternative is to use web based mail, Hotmail is popular (it also acts as a chat utility where you can talk to others with it), another is Google Mail, both are free, but Google Mail is more secure I believe, I've heard Hotmail is not that secure, but I guess anything can be got at if someone knew enough and was determined enough to get in, but the vast majority of people who end up in that situation is not because they were "hacked" as such, but they had downloaded some infection that has allowed access to the offender.
If you can tell us what your expecting to achieve, and what email addresses you want to use, we can hopefully advise you on the best option for you, but be aware using either of the web mail options I suggested means another email address, you can't use the one you have with those, but that said your isp address probably has web mail available as well, but I find it much easier using Mailwasher, and suspect this would be better for you as well, hope this helps a bit anyway.
Just to clarify, do NOT post your address in a reply, and NEVER post it publicly ANYWHERE as thats where the problems often begin, but above where I asked what addresses you wanted to use I mean generally speaking, eg your isp address or some other address if you follow.
Edited by 8210GUY, 15 July 2009 - 04:45 AM.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:50 AM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:16 PM
Anyway for starters I suggest moving away from AVG and getting Avast, far superior in most peoples view\experience, AVG is OK, but Avast is much better, unless your paying then NOD32 is as good as it gets, the only client I can think of off the top of my head is Thunderbird, part of Mozilla browser, but I don't know much about it, but many recommend it as a more secure medium.
But you say your business account email is the main concern, do you have web mail available with this ?
It's not easy to explain if someone doesn't know, but as you use Hotmail my hope is you know what I'm on about, if so reading\responding to mail using web mail is as secure as you can get, because the info is held on a server, so if your system gets a problem your mail is not affected as it's not on your PC, does this make sense to you ?
Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:39 PM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:30 AM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:31 AM
Millions fo folks use it without problems,(although there will be folks who have problems with practically any program)
If the regular back up you perform of all your important stuff doesn't include your emails then its time to alter your back up so it does!......
Here's a link to an article that tells you one free way of backing up your Outlook Express emails:
Remember its sometimes the operator of the machine that is the weakest link in the chain, not the operating system or the software, so if any of your computer operators have any weaknesses in their own knowledge or skill then it might be wise to consider a reading/skills program for them.
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