E-mail is now an established and increasingly essential channel of business and personal communication. As such, safeguarding its operation and integrity is an issue of widespread significance. At the same time, e-mail has proven itself to represent a considerable threat vector, providing a route for a variety of attacks including malware, phishing and spam. In addition, e-mail usage can introduce further risks if not appropriately guided and managed, with the potential for confidentiality to be compromised and reputations to be damaged. With these points in mind it is relevant for all stakeholders to consider their role in protecting e-mail and using the service appropriately.
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