Emails: Our Pager on the Web

Ever since they were institutionalized, emails have become the feasible way of delivering messages to and from anywhere in the world. It takes around a couple of minutes to send and receive emails and with the demand for immediate updates today, people are checking their mails as often as they can.

Decision-making in business has become faster these days and apparently this stems from the fact that the data and supporting information are present at a click’s notice. In most offices, we see personalized emails today and rather than having your secretary jot down, type and send a correspondent, you can imagine know how faster it is to inform others.

Spams on emails

Are you sick of getting emails that are not of importance to you? Isn’t it irritating that your folders are filled with these emails that you don’t really need? Did it ever happen to you that your needed emails to be sent and received don’t appear in your inbox rather in your spam? These are just some of the questions related to the most common feature in one’s email which is the spam email. Spam mail, in its popular sense, is also known as the junk mail or the unsolicited mail. As it seen, these appear in almost all email accounts taking note that it is often similar. Sometimes users wonder what these spam emails are about but actually when one clicks on it, it will most of the time link to websites that offer malware. Nonetheless, these spam messages actually cater to viruses. If one is unaware of the effects it leads to, users may not see it but there computers and laptops may be infected by these viruses.

Mobile Mail

Mobile emailMost mail service providers are offering the same service for the growing mobile users who rely on them for business and social use. Email is still one of the most prominent messaging method for businesses and individuals alike but maybe because it has the same nostalgic effect of traditional mail that has lessened in popularity in the past few years. Email though now more secure are still some of the most exploited forms of spreading malware and is still being used in scams and other criminal activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Email Marketing Campaign

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In your email marketing campaign, be certain that all aspects of your business are in sync with your email campaign. In other words, is customer service ready to field questions? Do sales have the inventory to meet your customer’s needs? There’s no point in sending out an email extolling the virtues of a new product if people can’t order it or answer questions. Just be sure that all systems are a-go before you send out that email. Otherwise, your attempts at furthering a reputation of being a reliable and sophisticated business will instantly be thwarted.

What this has meant is that the seller has the perfect chance to build up a relationship with the prospect. This in turn will open up many other chances in future for making sales. This works out much best and much more effectively as an email marketing campaign than the one-off hit or miss effort.

As long as you have carefully targeted those that you sign up in your opt in email list, then all you have to do is keep on feeding them interesting information on their area of interest. This is the best and most effective email marketing campaign because whatever relevant offer you put in front of them via your emails will be viewed as interesting information.

Phishing scams revealed

Phishing is a tricky topic. It’s not really much of a technical problem, since much of its physics rely on human vulnerability. Phishers disguise themselves as legitimate websites that send you either warning emails or messages informing you that you won something.

One of the easiest ways to avoid getting phished is to have several email addresses – one you use STRICTLY for professional services like banking, and another for the more informal forms and services you use in the net. This effectively filters the types of messages you get, as Phishers usually harvest emails from sites with low security. Also be wary of opening attachments or clicking links at once. Try to determine whether or not you remember applying or being associated with the site, organization or offer.

Which is the Best Free Mail Program?

We all have our own preference on which free email to sign up with and a lot of it will boil down to ease of use. Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail are leading the pack but as far as user-friendliness is concerned, a lot has to go with where we feel comfortable with at the most.

These mails sites normally try to copy each other. They offer beta versions of new releases which do not always become ideal for people today. Take Yahoo for example which is trying to copy Gmail. It is commendable but the loading time is really something that leaves a lot to be desired.

Hence it would be best to stick to old scripts for now. Do not offer beta versions if they create more inconveniences for your patrons.

Managing Your Emails with Filters

The ability to filter emails is something that first came to my attention a few (or not so few) years back when Gmail introduced it to the public. Although Gmail’s conversation style emails quickly made it my favorite, the filter feature is definitely one of the things that have kept me firmly loyal to Gmail.

The great thing about filters is that it help you efficiently categorize your emails, labelling them as they are received and sending them straight to the proper folder/label if you so wish. This has meant less clutter in my inbox and has conveniently helped me keep track of work emails along with personal ones. With filters in place, I know immediately when I get emails from my family, subscriptions and alerts from favourite online beauty sites and all the other categories without having to browse through tons of email all located in the inbox.

In case you haven’t been taking full advantage of filters, now’s the time to try it out and make managing your emails a lot easier.

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Email and your computer’s safety

Emails are the number one targets for hackers, phishers, viruses, worms. By simply having your computer online, your data and personal information are instantly exposed to all kinds of malicious applications. Being new to the internet poses risks to your computer’s safety. These are ways to help protect you from identity theft, fraud and a computer takeover, all of which happens without you, knowing it.

1. Check your Inbox. Some e-mails or spam contain dangerous code that could infect your computer at a touch of a button.

2. Look for Unknown Messages and dont even open it. Contact the company that claims to be sending the e-mail and verify the said email.

3. Even if it comes form a friend, do not open attachments right away. You can opt to call or text them if they really sent you the message.

4. Read Your Messages in Plain Text.? Some e-mails written in HTML can be harmless. Others are not. To be safe, try setting your e-mail program to show messages in plain text format. This will prevent threatening code from installing itself.

5. One of the best way to rid of these hackers is to use your common sense. You know when you are being fooled by these scammers.


Phishing Scams


Bank or financial transactions are being processed in the internet to make things easier but the problem is, con artist and scammers start surfacing and evolving as well. One of the most common scam today is what we know as Phishing scam which is intended to trick the victim by sending email purporting to be from a valid banking site or eCommerce provider. Once the victim started filling out forms and giving out personal data as he enters the website, the fake site is being sent to the scammers already. The email sent by scammers often uses fear tactics to lure the victim into visiting the fraudulent website. With the information stolen from the victim, the scammer can then wipe out all their victim’s accounts, run up the victim’s credit card and they can even steal your identity.

Mail into the Clouds

mobilemeWith the advent of the iPhone came the much needed boost into the cloud computing platform that has been proposed and established by many of the Internets industry leaders. The cloud promises better performance with today’s multi-core processors that would be similar to the distributed processing systems of the mainframe days when people had access to only the places they were allowed to go. The promise of cloud computing is more power and flexibility of future internet applications like MobileMe for the iPhone and iTunes. It allows instantaneous syncing of all your devices, making it one of the best Internet apps to date. Share video and pictures by syncing your iPhone which automatically sends your stuff to the Apple servers then into the cloud, where upon boot-up, your Mac syjcs and reflects all changes and additions made. The future of the internet is in the clouds but it still needs time to blossom into one powerful system much like the internet was when it started to spread.