Ensuring Adequate Computer and Total Digital Security Through Safe E-mail Strategies and Practices

In today’s world of World Wide Web and high level of internet usage be it surfing or browsing to meet one need or another while in search of solutions to most of our life demands and life enhancing fun as well, the use of e-mail messages and messaging services has become very indispensable, vital and timely. The wide acceptance of use of e-mail services is probably due to the reasons of speed, cost efficiency, convenience, reliability, security/privacy, and the fun that follows the use of the services.To this end, the use of e-mail in sending, receiving and reading messages over the Internet has become almost the most popular activities in the life of an average internet user. But due to the wide acceptance and use of this information communication technology services, it has turned to become the primary source of threat to our technologically driven digital world of computer and computer usage. The high level penetration of the e-mail services all over the internet has synergistically made the service and other e-mail based technologies to become the fastest and the most viral means of circulating threats and dangers from one computer to another, be it a programmers’ computer or a newbie’s computer.The massive spread of the access and use of e-mail technological services have made it the most favorable way to spread computer viruses and other computer/digital security threatening agents such as computer worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and malware, all of which have its own attending dangers and threat.But against all these odds and current dangers, you can generally help in protecting your own computer against any type of assault by viruses that spread across the internet through sending and receiving e-mail messages. By protecting your own computer system, you are as well extending the protection to other people that you send e-mail to.Some precise measures towards safer e-mail practices include using regularly up to date virus scanning software, avoid opening e-mail message attachment from sender whom you do not know nor have them on your e-mail contacts, avoid reading your mails in HTML (Hypertext Transmission Languages), always read e-mails in plain text, always remember to turn on and use the e-mail service providers’ security features and avoid opening links in an e-mail message you received from a source or person you don’t know or be very careful if you should open and finally, be very careful in receiving and sharing of e-mail files containing fanciful images, pictures, icons and colorful backgrounds as these allow programmers and hackers as well to package, seal and hide dangerous viruses in e-mail messages.