How to Make Yahoo Safe

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Okay, due to the Daniella Kamche's encounter, I got a feedback from Yahoo Customer Care. In it were some links to some articles on staying safe in yahoo.

In this case, I know already how to determine if the sender's for real or false.

Yahoo! Mail uses DomainKeys to combat phishing. Simply put, DomainKeys is a technology that helps fight against email forgery. It verifies that messages are really from the domain they claim to be from (and that they haven't been altered during the sending process). Yahoo! Mail does all the verification legwork. Look for the DomainKeys icon in messages to see if the senders have been verified.


How to look for the DomainKeys:

STEP 1
Open a message in Yahoo! Mail
Begin by opening a message in any of your Yahoo! Mail folders. It can be a new message or one you already opened.

STEP 2
Look for the DomainKeys icon
If the message has been verified through DomainKeys, you'll see a small icon of an envelope and key in the email header. This verifies that it's from the domain it claims to be from.



Another way is the certified email way. It helps you to distinguish legitimate commercial email from spam. CertifiedEmail is managed by Goodmail Systems. Check out the companies who uses CertifiedEmail.

STEP 1
Open a message in Yahoo! Mail
Begin by opening a message in any of your Yahoo! Mail folders. It can be a new message or one you already opened.

STEP 2
Look for the CertifiedEmail icon
If the message has been certified by Goodmail Systems, you'll see a small icon of an envelope and blue ribbon in the email header. This verifies that it's from the sender it claims to be from.


Note: If you don't see the icon, that doesn't necessarily mean that the sender is not who they're claiming to be. Our advice is to always be cautious when dealing with emails that pertain to information that is sensitive in nature.


This, in my opinion, isn't effective as there may be companies not registered with Certified Email. So stil, the DomainKeys is still the best way to go. Certified Email's just for confirmation like that, you know.

So remember, look for either a small icon of envelope and key or an envelope and blue ribbon on the header of the email sent.

Go here to learn nore on how to be safe and protected!






Shine on,
Del

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