Since the birth of email in 1969 when the US Department of Defense sent the first message from computer to computer, email has become an indispensable part of conducting daily business. The concept of communicating via ‘electronic mail’ was the catalyst for the advent of the internet itself.
By 1993, the reference for ‘electronic mail’ became ‘email’ — AOL, Hotmail, Echomail and Yahoo were a big influence to the expansion of the email and internet accessibility.
“In the late 1990’s internet use exploded, growing from 55 million users worldwide in 1997 to 400 million by 1999.” – ‘A Brief History of Email’
Email is an essential part of any business that desires to be easily reachable, as well as work in an efficient fashion. Whether it is collaborating with co-workers or communication with clientele, we just would not get much work done without a dependable email network.
However, just like any type of technology, email has become more complicated as hackers and phishers work nefariously to compromise online communications for economic, espionage or political reasons.
Phishing in the USA – Why SMB Need to be on Red Alert
Phishing emails target email recipients with emails that look almost identical to a trusted source in order to trick them into clicking on unsafe links that can compromise their inbox and/or computer. These malicious software links can spread to others via email or a connected network system.
While your email host most likely comes with some sort of security tools, such as spam and phishing detectors, there is still a great risk in using email. Microsoft Office 365 beefed up its anti-phishing measures early last year by upgrading the Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to better detect spoofed or forged emails, compromised accounts, unsafe links and harmful attachments.
This has made Microsoft Office 365 the email provider with the lowest phish rate between May 1, 2018 and September 16, 2018. Those of us at Omnimaven feel that this makes 365 the best email option for businesses that wish to protect their network systems and that of their clientele.
The Best Hosted Email Providers for 2019 – PC Magazine
While there is no email provider that can protect you against every phishing attack, as hackers work consistently to adapt their tactics, Office 365 remains one of the best email products on the market. Keep in mind that businesses still need to train employees on email security measures to better detect and increase awareness of ways to prevent phishing attacks from compromising your computer network.
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