What's the best way to manage email attachments?
Most common email viruses are spread through email attachments. If an attachment has a virus it is usually spread when you double-click or open the file.

Minimize the risk of getting a virus from an attachment by following these 5 tips:
  1. Do not open an attachment unless you know who it is from AND you are expecting it.
  2. If you receive an attachment from someone you don't know, delete it immediately without opening it.
  3. Use anti-virus software and keep it updated. College-owned computers are configured to automatically update their anti-virus program.
  4. If you need to send an attachment, contact the recipient and let him know you are sending it so he knows it is not a virus.
  5. Consider using Google Docs to upload your file and then “share” the link only with those needing the information and only as long as needed.

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