Encrypt the body of a message to ensure that the message and
its attachments are not readable to anyone other than the selected
Mark messages they send as private, personal, or confidential.
Marking a message as private prevents that message from being
modified. However, marking a message as personal or confidential
does not prevent that message from being modified.
For more information about what users can do to secure their
e-mail messages, see the Outlook 2000 documentation.
Users can also increase their e-mail security with the following
Change passwords often and use solid passwords that contain a
combination of upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers, and
punctuation symbols, which make the password harder to break.
Do not share passwords. If users get a message from someone
claiming to be an Internet Service Provider or e-mail provider
asking for a password, they should not respond.
Log off of an e-mail account when finished. When using
Web-based e-mail, users should log off of their accounts rather
than simply pointing their browser to a new Web page. When using a
public terminal, such as at a library, users should close the
browser when ending an Internet session.
Do not respond to spam. Users who respond to unsolicited e-mail
only confirm that they have active e-mail addresses. Users should
forward spam to their system administrator, who can filter it out
by blocking e-mail from
those IP addresses.
Keep browsers and Internet software updated. Browsers, such as
Microsoft Internet Explorer, provide updates that deliver enhanced
security features and bug fixes that can increase protection.