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Secure mailing

Secure mailing

Secure mailing

Sending and receiving emails is a daily activity for many. When creating and maintaining a website, you have to deal with it even more than usual. With an email account, you want to ensure secure email traffic. Personal information, customer information, and many other sensitive topics are shared in the mail. That's why it's important to secure email addresses not only from the outside, but also from the inside. We cover this in this blog post.

Secure email between you and your colleagues is important for any organization. Within the same mail domain, mail always stays on the servers when emailed in webmail. This is not the case when an email account is set up on multiple devices and when different networks and even public networks are used. At MijnHostingPartner.nl, many measures are taken to ensure that your emails are stored and sent in a secure manner.

Security of your mail accounts, front door or passwords

The front door of any email account starts with the passwords used, too often we have seen many insecure passwords being used. This is where we took strong action a few years ago in 2013 to educate the user and tighten up the password requirements, forcing you to set a more secure password. However, this is always a piece of personal responsibility. We highly recommend that you inform your employees about the password policy and emphasize that you take it seriously. For those times when you actually want to set up an email account, which doesn't happen very often, you can also require that a random password be used for it. The way this is stored, you can also require it to be set through a password manager like LastPass. So you do everything you can to make email address passwords more complex.

Webmail security at MijnHostingPartner.nl

The webmail is secured with an SSL certificate according to the latest TLS standard. This means that your login and mail traffic over the wire is secure. And that it can also be used over public networks, for example in a restaurant or café. What can also be set for webmail is that you use two-factor authentication. More on this in the next section.

Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication can only be used through webmail. Once you have this set up, a mail address cannot be used locally in a mail program. This way you can enforce that a mail address is not set randomly everywhere. And of course, there is a second check when logging in with a six-digit code that expires every few seconds.

Setting up within local email programs

Setting up an email account in local email programs is one of the first things most users do. In many cases, it works better with your favorite email program than in a relatively foreign or new environment. The webmail of MijnHostingPartner.nl is easy to use and you master it anyway! By the way, we support almost any mail program as long as it meets certain email security requirements. We recommend that you choose a reliable program for this and always do your homework. For example, can you do everything you want in the mail program? And of course, can you use your email securely. We have good experience with a number of programs that meet these requirements. For example, you can use Outlook, Spark mail for Android, IOS and Apple, and EMClient for Windows. There are other alternatives available as well.

Underlying Technology, DKIM DMARC and SPF

Behind the scenes, we have taken several measures to make sending and receiving email more secure. This is done by automatically enabling DKIM, DMARC and SPF under the domain name with a mail account. This ensures that your email is signed with an extra layer of security and that the email you receive has to go through a series of checks before it appears in your inbox. It also prevents an email message from being sent from you to you. A common method of blackmail. To learn more about it, you can take a look at the various knowledge base articles. These explain in detail what this does and how to configure it for further implementation.

SPAM filtering

SPAM is a reality with every email address, at MijnHostingPartner.nl we do everything we can to catch it, stop it and mark it with our tags. With these tags you can tell at a glance that something is wrong with a particular email message. And a certain amount of SPAM possibility can be added to an email message. That's why we use the MHP SPAM LOW to HIGH. At MHP, SPAM HIGH is also deleted immediately to prevent the most serious abuse. Medium and Low are often messages that need to be monitored. But should be judged by the end user himself. As an administrator of an email address at MijnHostingPartner.nl you can also assign certain actions to it, for example to remove it immediately or to counteract it. This gives you the freedom to decide.

Datacenters in the Netherlands

MijnHostingPartner.nl only uses data centers in the Netherlands, in Utrecht and Amsterdam your mail data is stored and managed by the server administrators of MijnHostingPartner.nl themselves. When you use MijnHostingPartner.nl, you are also protected by data protection laws in the Netherlands. And the data will not be passed on to third parties or countries. Like many others do with the United States, for example.

Do you want a private email address for your business or family, where you can count on privacy, extensive features and security? Take a package at MijnHostingPartner.nl, for less than a week shopping you already have a year of hosting with website hosting,mail hosting and databases. Take the step to your own hosted email address now.