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:
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- Do not open an attachment unless you know who it is from AND you are expecting it.
- If you receive an attachment from someone you don't know, delete it immediately without opening it.
- Use anti-virus software and keep it updated. College-owned computers are configured to automatically update their anti-virus program.
- 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.
- 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.