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How to Keep Your Creator Email Safe: Tips for Using ProtonMail

February 21, 2019

Identity theft is on the rise, especially since the beginning of the pandemic. This makes it essential that you take every step necessary to protect yourself and your personal information. Doing business with an email account using ProtonMail, can add an extra later of security in your email exchanges with clients.

Why ProtonMail?

Unlike Google, which freely sells your information in exchange for ad revenue, ProtonMail does not engage in this practice.  They ensure a higher level of email server encryption, so that not only are your emails extra secure, but the identities attached to them.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of ProtonMail.

Choose a strong password: We're going to repeat this, over and over again – we'll repeat it for the people in the back because it's *so* *unbelievably* *important* — your password hygiene is one of the primary things you can do to maintain control of your data.

A lot of people use the same password for everything, which is a huge security risk. If your password is weak, it can be easily guessed or hacked. ProtonMail requires you to have a strong password, and they also offer two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of protection.

Be careful what you click on these days: Phishing attacks are becoming more and more common. This is where scammers send emails that look like they're from a legitimate company, but they're actually trying to get your personal information. If you're not sure whether an email is legitimate or not, don't click on any links or attachments.

If you're getting into crypto, remember: no legitimate project or person will email you to ask you for your keys, or your passcodes. Those belong to you, and you alone.

Not your keys, not your crypto.

Encrypt your emails: When you encrypt an email, it means that only the person who has the key can read it. ProtonMail offers automatic encryption, so all of your emails are automatically encrypted when they're sent.

You can also set up a self-destruct timer for your emails, so that they automatically delete after a certain amount of time.

Use a VPN: A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, encrypts all of the traffic going to and from your computer. This means that if someone is trying to snoop on your connection, they won't be able to see what you're doing.

These are just a few of the ways that you can keep your creator email safe. By using a secure email client like ProtonMail and following these tips, you can rest assured that your personal information is protected.

What are some of the ways that you keep your personal information safe? Let us know in the comments below!

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