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Safe Email Guidelines and the Consequences of being unsafe
What Are Safe Email Practices?
How Do I Recognize Phishing?
How Can I Safeguard Against Phishing?
Virus Detection and Prevention Tips
Beware of "Spoofed" Email
There are viruses on the internet today that work through the current internal email system. (SMTP / POP protocols.) They "spoof" (pretend / appear to be someone else) an email address to gain your trust and acceptance to do something you ordinarily wouldn't do (and shouldn't do). The latest round of viral produced email attempts to get you to click on attachment. It may be a .zip or a .pif - either way, if clicked on it starts computer code that executes on your PC and can damage your machine or other machines. Or the "spoofed" email may contain a link to a web site that will download viruses or malware/spyware to your computer.
Consequences of Unsafe Practices
If your email account has been compromised:
If your computer gets a virus:
Got your Network ID (NID)? If not, please obtain one at: www.wsu.edu/nid
(Note: If you are just getting your NID you'll need to wait 24 hrs before you proceed to step 2.)
You are ready to use your WSU email account, just visit email.wsu.edu from any web browser to login and check your WSU email. This account is your official WSU account, so check it regularly as official WSU email communication from various WSU academic and student support offices and your professors will be sent to this WSU email account.
Access email from any internet capable device at www.email.wsu.edu
Go to Outlook Live Help at: http://help.outlook.com/en-US/140/dd936216.aspx
For help setting up your mobile phone device for connection to your Outlook Live account, go to:
You can use a variety of Email programs to access your Outlook Live account. For setup options, go to:
You can use your Apple iPhone to access your WSU Outlook Live email, calendar, and contacts.
Instructions for setup are located at: http://email.wsu.edu/iPhoneSetup.html