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Securing my internet accounts: fast multiple logout?

I have 3 devices: A desktop PC, A notebook, A mobile device with Android. My most visited websites (web applications) are: Google, Gmail, Facebook, Assembla, Cloudforge, Flickr, IMDB, ...
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2answers
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solution for sending/receiving emails from my own domain

since I am not into mailing yet - I wanted to ask the community. I got domains which are linking on several vServer / dedicated Server. I use those server in general for Webapplications & Hosting ...
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1answer
39 views

Should TLS be used for email on localhost?

I have an application (written in PHP) which sends email using SMTP and runs on the same system as the email server. Are there any security concerns about using port 25 on localhost rather than port ...
0
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0answers
35 views

In Thunderbird, how to prevent users from creating new mail accounts?

I have just setup our company e-mail with a popular online e-mail provider. E-mails will be retrieved from the online server via Thunderbird installed on Windows 7 PC's. I wish to exercise ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Is the guideline: don't open email attachments or execute downloads or run plug-ins (Flash, Java) from untrusted sites enough to avert infection? [closed]

I'd like to know if the following is enough to avert malware as I feel that the press and other advisory resources aren't always precisely clear on all the methods as to how PCs get infected. To my ...
0
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1answer
49 views

How to make an encrypted Gmail backup on my VPS? [closed]

I'm using offlineimap to backup my Gmail on my VPS, in case Gmail might go down, get hacked or anything else might happen. I want to be able to do the following: Have a recent backup of all my Gmail ...
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1answer
33 views

Is it a good idea to store in my email confirmation emails for internet accounts? [closed]

Currently all the emails I get when signing up for internet accounts I keep in a folder called "Accounts". Anytime I forget a username, or whether or not I have an account, I just search my emails. ...
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3answers
61 views

Why does email allow sender impersonation?

Anyone who's used a bit of PHP to send an email knows that we can use whatever name we want as the sender of an email. To the secretary of a specific business, I can send a message requesting very ...
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0answers
10 views

What is the best way to share SMIME keys across all my devices?

I have many devices that I would like to use SMIME with IOS (iPad mini) Windows (Work PC) OSX (Home PC) Android (Cell phone) Web Browser (at my girlfriends) Since a SMIME message can only be sent ...
3
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1answer
129 views

Does Mac Mail Transmit Plain Text Password During New Acc Setup When Mail Connects to Server?

It appears that whenever you set up a new mail account on Mac Mail (or on iPhone etc), that as soon as you enter the server and the mail account password, Mac Mail tries to connect to the mail server. ...
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1answer
169 views

hacker sending from hotmail, nothing stops it, not joe jobbing [closed]

My partner's hotmail account was hacked. She changed the password. The account is still sending spam emails from the hacker. Now, I know all the usual suggestions, and none of them are going to ...
0
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2answers
96 views

Given one can IMAP upload emails to Gmail, how can one prove gmail content is original?

Given that one can upload emails to gmail via IMAP, via methods such as: http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/qt/How_to_Import_Mail_from_Mozilla_Thunderbird_in_Gmail.htm Is there a method to prove ...
5
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3answers
150 views

Email Setup to Prevent Identity Theft

My father-in-law asked me for ideas to improve his email security. He read an article about how some hackers, having gained access to a Gmail account, were able to reset the account holder's passwords ...
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2answers
202 views

How can you let mutt encrypt mails in the sent-mail folder?

When i sent an encrypted mail, i was surprised that the copy in sent-mail was not encrypted. Checking with a testmail, the mail is sent encrypted, but the copy in the sent-mail folder is plain text, ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Having got a pem and a crt files how do I sign an Outlook 2007 e-mail message?

Having purchased a personal digital signature support from a local authority I have received 2 files: one .crt and one .pem (the last being the private key as far as I understand). How can I use these ...
0
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3answers
126 views

How can I determine if a link is safe?

I received an email (via GMail) containing single URL link. For the purpose of this question, it is irrelevant whether link came from someone I know, because origin can be spoofed or faked. I suspect ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Why is SMTP over SSL between email servers not so popular? [closed]

In my understanding, most of email servers use SMTP/POP/IMAP over SSL to encrypt the email. It supports encryption when client (UA) send email to server (MTA) and UA receive email from MTA. However, ...
2
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2answers
115 views

A possible case of hacked email account. What kind of an attack is this? [closed]

I own a Yahoo mail account. I am using this account for sending resumes and receive notifications from various job portals. But yesterday, I found that some 10-15 mails had been sent to random ...
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2answers
141 views

Can emails be intercepted?

I'm hoping to email an application that contains sensitive information(like SSN) as an attachment over the email. Let's say that neither (the sender and the receiver's) email password was ever ...
2
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2answers
84 views

Why is it safe to view pictures in e-mails from a browser but not from a mail client?

Mail clients have an option that is turned on by default to not display pictures in emails for security reasons. However browsers will always automatically display pictures in emails. Why is viewing ...
9
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6answers
5k views

How to send a batch file by email

Trying to send a batch file as an email attachment, I get the following error: mx.google.com rejected your message to the following e-mail addresses: foo@googlemail.com mx.google.com ...
1
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3answers
858 views

Effectively switching email accounts (Yahoo Mail to Gmail) [closed]

I have decided to ditch my Yahoo email addresses, and add a second Gmail address for my "professional" stuff (bills, college, work, etc). I am doing this because of the 2-step verification feature ...
3
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2answers
140 views

Send private file to newbie

There are a lot of ways of transfer a file in a secure way, but it's difficult to find a way of doing it which is newbie-friendly. For instance, suppose that Alice wants to send a confidential file ...
2
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2answers
503 views

Are email services like GMail and Hotmail insecure when using SMTP and TLS?

I remember recalling that SMTP is insecure and is transferred in plaintext. But we use TLS on these servers and they don't support foreign relaying. Does this mean that messages are safe? Or do they ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Security difference between webmail access and desktop email client? [closed]

Is there a difference in privacy and security between webmail access and desktop email clients? Is one inherently more secure than the other? Is it more secure to use an email service that does not ...
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6answers
1k views

Is BCCing e-mails guaranteed to be reliable?

In other words is it a safe assumption that no-one of recipients will ever see e-mails in BCC? What if the recipient is an administrator of his (but not sender's) mail server and can do any ...
3
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3answers
4k views

Security Warning: The Server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified. The Target principal name is incorrect

I'm trying to get my mails using Outlook 2007 and POP3 using SSL but I get this security warning every time I try to receive mails: The Server you are connected to is using a security certificate ...
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7answers
10k views

How can I safely open a suspicious email?

Suppose I receive an email that I highly suspect is some form of spam but I'm not 100% sure. Suppose also that I'm using form of webmail (like Gmail) with good spam filters, but this message made it ...
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1answer
598 views

Why shouldn't we open an image in an email?

Most email clients do not display an image by default in the content of an email. But I don't understand this yet. How can displaying image job attack the computer?
0
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1answer
182 views

Email and attachments encryption

How can I ensure that my email and attachments sent through gmail are encrypted, and can not be accessed by others?
2
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1answer
463 views

What Is All Of This Stuff In My Sent Email From Hotmail? [closed]

I sent an email from my Hotmail account to myself and viewed the source. I did this from www.Hotmail.com and sent only the text 'Test'. When I received the email, I viewed the source in Outlook and ...
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1answer
3k views

How does S/MIME differ from PGP/GPG, for the purpose of signing and/or encrypting email?

In addition to the titular question, are the two technologies compatible? If so, under what circumstances? What are the relative benefits of the two technologies?
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4answers
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Email utopia: cross-platform (inc mobile), encryption, signing, threading, account aggregation. Is it possible? If so, how?

I'd like to achieve the following: Be able to aggregate my email accounts such that I can receive an email sent to one of my email accounts and reply to it from any other email account of mine, ...
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2answers
2k views

Why are email transfers between mail servers often not encrypted? Why aren't users warned about it?

Users can often choose if they want to access their email provider (such as Gmail) using a secure channel (e.g. using HTTPS). However, to the best of my knowledge, when it comes to ...
6
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3answers
704 views

saving and searching encrypted mail

I often send and receive gpg-encrypted mail. At the moment I use thunderbird + enigmail (in linux) to do that. As far as I know there is no way in thunderbird to find all encrypted messages which ...
4
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2answers
388 views

How can I find out if a link is “Clean” or “Dirty”?

Today I received a link in an email. Is there any way to be sure it will not lead to a virus before I open it? I googled it and came up with no hits. EDIT: I have sent a message to the sender ...
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3answers
637 views

My Spam Trap Caught A Company - How Legitimate Is Their Response?

I have my own domain (lets call it MyDomain.com), and my email account is set up such that all mails sent to @MyDomain.com will end up in the same mailbox. So, think of a word, put it in front of ...
2
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4answers
6k views

Someone is viewing my emails without my knowledge

How do I find out if there is some hacker trying to read my emails without my knowledge? If confirmed, what steps should I take or follow? Will changing my password keep them away forever or is that ...
2
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5answers
379 views

What's a good way of sharing documents securely between two parties, without having a web server of my own?

I am looking to share sensitive documents but I don't want to send them over email. Because the document is visual, I don't care to send it via FAX either, since it won't reproduce well. Is there a ...
0
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5answers
2k views

Intercept email and see its content

My new company has a monitor position. What a monitor does, is to monitor what anyone is doing. No IM, USB, phone with camera are allowed. I wonder within a WLAN, if a monitor can intercept my email, ...
2
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2answers
96 views

What email server should I choose?

I need a secure email server installed in Debian Lenny with users in a MySQL table. The users are from multiple domains. Quota should be in MySQL or a global variable for all users. What are my ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Microsoft Security Essentials: Does it scan emails?

I recently decided to see what life is like without Kaspersky Internet Security and have installed MSE. I'm concerned about receiving malware via SPAM etc. Does MSE scan emails and/or attachments? Is ...
7
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2answers
4k views

Integrate GnuPG with Outlook

I want to integrate GnuPG with Outlook in such a way that when it receives an email, it must automatically decrypt the mail using my private key and display on-screen.
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3answers
421 views

Is there any free end-to-end encrypted email service? [closed]

Any service like HushMail or CryptoMail?
0
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1answer
332 views

GeoTrace email Address

Is is possible to geo lookup a Gmail sender ? The gmail headers contain information about the routing of the email and the originating IP of the email. However, someone who sends you an email from ...
2
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4answers
186 views

emailing secure PDFs

Is it safe to email a PDF with sensitive information if I secure the PDF and mail it via HTTPS and am sure the recipient will be downloading it from a secure server?
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2answers
716 views

General: Best way to deal with cleartext password? Specific: Cygwin/email/bash

I'm setting up Cygwin, and one of the packages I'm using is 'email' for, what else, sending e-mail from a script. I've "improved" one of my concerns about email's configuration, by copying ...
9
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10answers
707 views

Is email encryption practical enough?

All emails I have ever sent were sent as plain text. Like postcards, everybody on the way to the addressee could easily read and store them. This worries me. I know privacy is something of the past, ...
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16answers
13k views

How can clients easily and securely send me passwords?

I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to send me passwords securely? Maybe even without them needing a login/password? ...
4
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6answers
887 views

How can my clients easily send me passwords securely? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can clients easily and securely send me passwords? I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to ...