Help Protect Your Identity This Summer

Traveling on Vacation? Help Protect Your Identity

Whether you're taking off on a cross-country road trip, catching a flight to someplace tropical or planning a railway excursion through Europe, traveling can increase your risk of being targeted for identity theft. While traveling this summer, here are some tips to help you better guard your identity. 

Things to do before hitting the road:

  • When booking your reservations for you travel, including transportation, lodging and other activities, make sure you're using a secure and reputable site.
  • Resist posting every detail of your upcoming trip on social media. While your friends may enjoy it, it could also lead to ill-intentioned individuals taking advantage of an empty house.
  • Resist sending "Out of Office" auto-reply e-mails. This too can alert ill-intentioned individuals that you are away from home. Instead, see if you can have someone else keep an eye on your e-mails.

Things to do while on vacation:

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Q: What is the maximum e-mail attachment size?

A: The e-mail servers do not limit the size of individual e-mail attachments. The e-mail servers do impose a 400 MB maximum total message size limit. Individual customers can choose a smaller message size limit. We can also customize the handling of "over-sized" e-mails. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. A couple of important facts:

1. Attachments are typically encoded in what is called Base64[1]. As a result, the actual length of MIME-compliant Base64-encoded binary data is usually about 137% of the original file size.

2. E-mails often contain both plain text and HTML components. This also increases the overall size of the e-mail.