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Testing your Email Security

In another article I wrote about ways to test your online security.

It's also a good idea to test the security of your email client. The GFI Email Security Testing Zone is a place where you can do just that. Enter your email address and the service will perform a vulnerability check on your email system. A series of emails will be sent to you that are designed to test the security of your system and inform you about any potential problems.

When you enter your email address to perform the tests, you will first receive an email that asks for confirmation. Once you confirm your request, a series of test emails will be sent. Each email will outline the results of the test. Naturally, none of the test emails contain any harmful code or viruses. The emails are designed to fool your security software into detecting a potential threat.

Although the company offering the tests is in the business of selling security software, I believe all the tests are legitimate and above board. When requesting the test, you are given the option of subscribing to the GIF Newsletter, but I have never received unsolicited email from the company.

To read more about the service and request the tests, click the link below.

GIF Email Security Test

Write-up by Brett M. Christensen