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Clear Your History Files.
Survivors of sexual assault are often concerned about maintaining their privacy concerning the assault. While email and the Internet are useful for communication and learning about sexual assault, they can also lead to breaches in your privacy. The following section explains how someone can discover your Internet activities.

(a) e-mail: if someone has access to your e-mail account, he or she may be able to read your incoming or outgoing mail.  If you believe your account is secure, make sure you choose a password he or she will not be able to guess.  You can have your password changed!

If someone sends you threatening or harassing e-mail messages, they may be printed and saved as evidence.  Additionally, the messages may constitute a federal offense.  For more information, contact your local United Sates Attorneys Office.

(b) history / cache file: if someone knows how to read your computer's history or cache file (automatically saved web pages and graphics), he or she may be able to see information you have viewed recently on the Internet.

You can clear your history or empty your cache file in your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6.x

  1. Select Internet Options from the Tools pull-down menu.
  2. Click the General tab.
    • On the middle of this page is the Temporary Internet Files section.
    • Click the Delete Files button.
    • You will then be prompted by the dialog box, Delete files.
    • In this dialog box, you are asked if you wish to Delete all files in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
    • Click the OK button.
    • On the bottom of this page is the History section.
    • Click the Clear History button.
    • You will then be prompted by the dialog box, Internet Properties.
    • In this dialog box, you are asked if you wish to Delete all files in your History folder.
    • Click the OK button.
    • Click the OK button on the General tab screen.
Firefox 1.5.x
  1. From the main menu, select Tools, then select Options.
  2. In the Options menu, select Privacy, then select Cache.
  3. Click Clear Cache Now.
Netscape 7.1
  1. From the main menu select Edit, then select Preferences.
  2. On the Preference dialog box, open Advanced.
  3. Under the Advanced option select Cache.
    • Click the Clear Memory Cache button.
    • Click the Clear Disk Cache button.
    • Click the OK button to continue.
    • The value for Compare the page in the cache to the page on network: should be set to "Every time I view the page".
  4. Click the OK button.

 
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