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
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.
Write-up by Brett M. Christensen