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Email Safety
Here are some things you can do to protect your e-mail account and watch out for malicious content in incoming e-mail messages.

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Note: If you receive a suspicious e-mail message, please forward it to mailcop@etown.edu.
  • Have more than one e-mail address, in case one gets hacked. 

  • Use a secure password, and change it regularly. Learn more about password safety

  • Be careful of e-mails that ask for personal information. This is usually a phishing attempt.

  • Never click on links included in spam messages. If you receive a message from someone you know, and it only contains a link, it is probably spam. It's best to check with the sender, and let him or her know that the account may have been hacked.

  • Be cautious of attachments that you aren't expecting, especially from a sender you don't know. Don't click on it if it looks at all suspicious. Attachments that end in .exe are almost always malicious. 

  • Report spam or phishing to your e-mail provider to help prevent future attacks. 

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