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How to password protect a Zip folder

If you need to share a document with an external third party, you should do so securely. Sometimes password protecting and emailing the document is not such a good idea (see Why you shouldn’t password protect your Office Documents). You might consider instead giving them temporary access to the folder itself (see How to share

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Switch Off Download Shared Mailbox

If you have access to multiple other mailboxes, you may find that Outlook starts to run slowly, that your hard disk starts to fill up, or worse – the emails in those mailboxes don’t sync properly.

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How to share a folder in SharePoint with external users

Perhaps you need to collaborate on documents, provide files for the external colleague to download, or even provide a location for them to upload files to your tenancy. If you need to share a folder with people outside of your organisation, you can do this securely with SharePoint.

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Cloud Services

Teams or Zoom?

Both applications do the job of video conferencing well, and they’re not the only ones (e.g. Google Meet, Starleaf, Webex). But what’s the real difference, and when should you use one over the other?

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Security

How to Spot a Fake Email, Part 2: The Anatomy of a Scam

In our post on how to spot a fake email, we covered some easy ways to identify the spams, scams and spoofs that inevitably land in your inbox.

But it’s not easy to write one post covering everything. And it’s not uncommon for us to receive a few reports a day from our clients of scamming: there’s a lot of it out there, much of it increasingly hard to identify.

That’s why we’re going to break it down further today and take you through the anatomy of a scam email.

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Security

Why Use Multi-Factor Authentication?

As we move increasingly towards online services, securing your account is more important than ever.

While computer viruses still exist, they’re no longer the route of choice for hackers to get control of your data. Instead, the prevalence of online services means that the bad guys are targeting your cloud services, such as your email and file storage.

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