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    Apple desktop:
    Managing attachments

    This course is for anyone with an Apple desktop computer who wishes to learn how to safely manage files and documents attached to emails.

    It's important to make sure email attachments don't contain viruses or other unwanted software before you open them. In this course, we show you how to safely save and check an email attachment, how to attach a document to a new email, and how to share and print files you have received.

    Apple computers come with good, built-in security features, but we do recommend you install antivirus software as well. Part of this course demonstrates using purchased antivirus software to scan an email. If you don't yet have antivirus software on your computer or you want to learn more about it, you can find out more in our course What is antivirus software?

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your computer, installed with macOS Catalina. For more information on how to check for or install Catalina, refer to page 6 of our Security and privacy printable guide.
    • Antivirus software installed. If you don't yet have antivirus software on your computer, you can still follow along for future reference.
    • A little over 15 minutes to watch the video.
    • Alternatively, you might like to print and follow the steps in our course guide. You will find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    When you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.