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Send an email later in Gmail

It might not be the right time to send an email, but it’s definitely the right time for you to write it. Fortunately, scheduling a send is easy in Gmail. After you compose your message, select the downward-facing arrow next to the Send button. Then select “Schedule Send.” You’ll be given a list of suggested […]

Lookout for malicious email

A malicious email can look just like it comes from a financial institution, an e-commerce site, a government agency or any other service or business. It often urges you to act quickly, because your account has been compromised, your order cannot be fulfilled or there is another urgent matter to address. If you are unsure […]

Report spam

Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. The term refers to unsolicited, bulk – and often unwanted – email. Most email clients offer ways to mark an email as spam or report instances of spam. Reporting spam will also help to prevent the messages from being directly delivered to your inbox.

Cybersecurity tips for older adults

Cybercriminals often target older adults who might be less tech-savvy than younger generations. There are many different ways hackers can steal your private information, so it’s important to follow certain safety practices when using the internet and logging in and out of devices. Here are some of the best ways to protect yourself from cybercriminal […]

Consider opening an additional email to reduce spam

Many domains offer free email accounts. If you frequently submit your email address (for online shopping, signing up for services, or including it on something like a comment card), you may want to have a secondary email account to protect your primary email account from any spam that could be generated. You could also use […]

Use contact forms instead of posting your email address

If you post your email address out in the open on a personal or professional website, it’s likely just a matter of time before your inbox receives a flood of spam or phishing attempts. Embed a contact form on the page instead.