Poor security practices put your reputation as a business and a sender at risk. Use these suggestions to improve the security of your system.

1) Use a robust password!

Password Do’s - Use upper and lower case letters, numerals, and special characters. - Set up Teammates to create, manage, and restrict additional sets of credentials to more precisely grant permissions within your SendGrid account.

Password Don’ts - Don’t use the same password for multiple sites. Vary your passwords whenever possible. - Don’t use easily guessable words or phrases such as personal information, your company name, or abbreviations. - Don’t expose your password on public repositories like Github, in the notes in the HTML on web pages, or on social media.

2) Don’t let web browsers automatically save your SendGrid password.

3) Perform regular virus scans on any computers that are used to send mail through SendGrid or are used login to your account.

4) Encrypt and secure wireless connections.

5) Check for vulnerabilities in your web applications, and always make sure they are completely up to date.

Software updates often fix vulnerabilities. For example, old versions of WordPress are vulnerable to exploitation. Review the Harden WordPress documentation that will introduce you to basic security concepts and serve as a guide to making your WordPress website more secure.

6) If you have a service that is sending emails through SendGrid, be sure there are checks in place to prevent visitors (or bots) from sending unwanted email in large volumes.

If you have an email registration form, here are some helpful tips to keep your form secure.

SendGrid will never send you an email asking you to provide you account password, API keys, or Credit/Debit Card information. Please report any account phishing attempts to abuse@sendgrid.com.