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.
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.
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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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.
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.
With 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.
It’s funny but the Nigerian email scam is still going strong, despite a lot of people already knowing that this is a duplicitous act to extort money from unsuspecting people. The Nigerian email scam has been in existence for as long as email as become commercially available. The funny thing is, there are still some people who get duped by these scams.
If you want to see this conmen get their comeuppance then all you need to do is to visit ebolamonkeyman.com. It’s the site of this hilarious man who tricks the tricksters. You’ll have to see it yourself to find out why this site is so hilarious.
Email lists advance the traditional one-on-one email interaction a step further through disseminating a single message simultaneously to a group of people in your contacts. Typically, email lists are configured for use wither as one-way announcement lists or discussion lists but the only difference is, the list owner alone or editor can write to a one-way list with every list member writing to a discussion list. When an email list o made, the email address is used to post messages to the list. Once a message is sent, it is delivered to the central server when email list management software is located. The software then automatically distributes the email message to all subscribers in the list. You can subscribe and unsubscribe anytime as well as list modifications. The email list management software updates the list records automatically and sends an email confirmation to those who requested the modification.
The GFI Essentials offers anti spam for the exchange server and the other email servers eliminates the need toned to install and update the anti spam software on each desktop. It offers a fast set-up and high spam detection using Bayesian filtering. Having very low false positives, GFI mail essentials as well detect and block publishing emails and hard to catch image spam through a Botnet.
Emailing nowadays is definitely easier. Anyone can readily make an email account free of charge from different known sites such as gmail, yahoo, and American online. One can easily send emails without having a laptop or computer with him. Numerous applications that simply vary in features for mobile phones and even tablets are readily available that makes one’s accessibility to emailing convenient and reachable. Also, emailing before was just restricted to long distance communication. At present, it is as well used for short distances when for instance, one interacts with his boss, with friends, and even just a normal means of communicating like how a mobile phone is used. Another evident use of emailing is for formality purposes. It is most often the case that for hiring, some companies prefer to have their applicants send their resume through email. Agreements and transactions are as well sometimes conducted through its usage.