Protect Your Email Address

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In a moment of weakness I gave someone (that I would not normally) my email address. As soon as I got off the phone with them – the spam started rolling in and I kicked myself. Word to the wise – if you have any inkling at all that someone will sell your email address or add you to some crazy list – give them an alternative email address so you can tell who exactly is spamming you. You can then filter those (fi you want to read them) or ignore them. I just kicked myself again…and again.

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Wrong Email Address

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It has happened for years…how many times have you had to say “sorry I think you have the wrong number”. I often get the newer version of this – wrong email addresses that end up coming to me (both business and personal). I sometimes respond and let them know about it – but there are other times – I just delete it. Today I got three email messages from someone in LA who is throwing a surprise birthday party for their friend “Poe”. I did not respond. A few months ago – I got a number of email messages from… Read More »

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Email Overload? Here Are Some Tips.

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Most people rely on email for their day to day business and personal communication – so much so that your mailboxes are most likely overflowing. Here are a few tips I have practiced over the last few years to keep my email under control. Make a judgement call with each email message you receive. If it will be beneficial in the future to view, keep it, if not, get rid of it on the spot. You will be amazed at how many message you have like this – and cluttered they make your mailboxes. Toss out the “Thanks”, “Got It”,… Read More »

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Secure Email, Secure Web Site – Thanks

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One of my top pet peeves in my field is the use of self-signed SSL certificates for public web sites. I have no issue with using self-signed SSL certificates for a development environment or something internal, but when you have outside users, you need to show them that they can trust you. Just today – I got a “secure” email from my student loan company (which first got marked as junk). When I clicked on the URL in the email (https://securemail…) I got the error message “certificate was signed by an unknown certifying authority”. My blood began to boil. A…. Read More »

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