The following recommendations can help you implement measures to recognize spam and risky email messages as well as protect saved passwords and the network connection to the email server. The recommendations explain how to do so using the standard configuration of the Mozilla Thunderbird email client as an example. Other email clients are similar, and even if you cannot implement all of the described measures in every client, the topics mentioned still provide a useful checklist.

Most of the recommended settings (in the blue boxes) can only be accessed using the configuration editor (instructions in German).

Version history

Authors: Christoph Becker (cb)

Version Date Authors Comments
1.0 2019-10-17 cb