Data Loss (DLP) Email Self
Email/ SMTP should be detected by all Data Security tools for both Endpoint and Network based tools
send an email though your corporate mail client
SMTP email traffic should be seen at the
Data Security network layer and the Data Security Endpoint should detect
data in the mail client. If the email is
successfully received you will get a response email within a few minutes.
How to test email for Data Loss (DLP)
1) Open your
corporate mail client
2) Send an email to:
3) Add the test data into the email body or
attachment or both
4) Send the Email
will reply if the email was successful
a. if the email was successful, the data you sent was leaked
b. if you did not receive a reply, your data was not leaked
Send it an email and it will reply if the email was successful. If
no reply then the email was blocked, be sure to check your spam
folder for the reply...
Use your mail client to test!
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What just happened?
If you received a reply message to your email then your
data was able to be
leaked out of your organization. The data successfully left your possession.
2) Where did my data go?
Your data was sent to dataleaktest.com
using the email method and the result was sent back to you in the form of a
reply. The data you submit is not kept by dataleaktest.com *
3) How do I protect my Data assets from leakage?
A network based data security
tool or an Endpoint based data security tool should be able to stop leaks that
use the File Upload method.
4) What internet technologies commonly use the
email/ SMTP method to get data?
Email Method is the primary cause of large data leaks
due to end user mistakes.
The email Method should be detected by all Data Security tools for data in
the BODY as well as ATTACHMENTS for both Endpoint and Network based solutions.
If the Data
Security product worked the email would have been blocked and no reply will be
received. If a reply is received then the data was successfully leaked to the world.
*Email submissions are deleted upon arrival
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