Preventing Email hijack

Email hijacking happens when someone (unauthorized user) breaks into someone’s email account to access confidential information or to send spam mails to other people. The latter intention is usually the more often use of hijacked emails. Whether you are using a free webmail based email service or a paid service from an email-hosting provider. The risk of emails being hacked into are there, if precautions are not taken by users. Yes, users have the responsibility to take good care of their email account and the confidentiality of information relating to their email to reduce the risks of email being hijacked. This includes the start of creating an email account to maintaining the user’s email account. The maintenance is when the user is required to have a seasonal change of password from time to time. Some tips to prevent email hijacking include setting a unique password that cannot be easily guessed with your other personal information. This means using your date of birth, name, address, spouse’s name and other obvious information to be your password is not encouraged. The unique password should consist of alphabets and numbers. Many registration forms these days provide a systematic way to ensure the password is secure enough by indicating the ‘strength level’ of a password. Email address pertain confidential information about business and personal matters. It is not something that should be shared between friends or even family. So keep your email account to yourself and try your best to be more discreet when keying in your password. Use anti-virus software to scan your computer from time to time and scan through each emails that reaches your inbox. Be extra careful with attachment files as it can be virus in disguised. Some email services comes with spam and virus software protection, use it as necessary. For better reliability of email hosting, try