How to secure your online email accounts

January 23, 2015

AVG Security Advisor, Michael McKinnon, gives a few quick tips on how you can secure your online email account.

If you use an online email account such as Gmail or Hotmail, there are some simple steps that you can take to ensure that you account is secure and your data is kept private.

AVG’s Michael McKinnon has some security tips to help keep you safe:


How to Secure your Online Email


Here are Michael’s Tips:

1. Make sure you are using a long, strong and unique password that isn’t used anywhere else.

2. Enable two-step verification.

3. Look at your account history and sent items folder to see if anyone, other than you, has accessed your account recently

4. Backup and delete any old email that you no longer need, especially email that might contain sensitive data like old passwords or financial information.


For more online security tips, visit the AVG Academy on YouTube


Until next time, stay safe out there.

January 23, 2015