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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:
Student Email Accounts
The format of the email name will be similar to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access email from any internet capable device at Office365.wsu.edu