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- Email can be easily forwarded with a click of the mouse to others Ð thus exposing your personal email to others.
- Several copies of your email message are created every time you send a message (one on your computer in the "sent folder," one on your Internet service provider's computer, one on your friend's Internet service provider's computer and one on your friend's computer).
- When friends and family communicate by letter, things like penmanship, letterhead used and the signature allowed you to be pretty sure that the letter was truly from the person who claimed to send it. When using e-mail it is easier for a message to be forged.
- Review the tips to help ensure your privacy while communicating online.