Manage your email

Is your New Year's resolution to better manage your email inbox?  If so, here are a few quick and dirty hints on how to make that happen:

Folders and Filters
Make folders for important subjects and senders in your inbox.  Set up filtering rules in your mail client to automatically sort incoming messages into those folders.

aaS – a quick reference guide to "as a service"

You've heard them or read them all - SaaS, HaaS, IaaS, PaaS   Seems like there's a new one everyday and what do they all mean, anyway?

SaaS - Software as a Service -  or software that is available through the internet.  Simply put, instead of purchasing the software and installing it on your own hardware (computer or server) the software is available over the internet.

Spam Alert! Corporate eFax Message

You've probably seen it before; I know I have.   It's one of *those* emails; it's an attempt to take advantage of your trusting nature and of your busy day.  But don't be taken in.  Don't be fooled.  It's spam.

In general, if the email seems hinky it probably is.

Spam Alert! Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre

Fresh out of my inbox here's another piece of spam that could spell disaster for the uninformed or curious user who opens the attachment.  This isn't a new one - it's been around for a few years, but it's making the rounds again.  The attached zip file that comes along with this email is a trojan virus - don't click it!

We don't have a Xerox Multifunction device in our office so that's a dead giveaway that this is garbage.

Facebook Phishing Scam

Just in time for the Christmas!  It's another phishing scam!  I found this, right where it should be, in my junk Email folder this morning.

If you get this email, delete it.  Under no circumstances should you trust a random email that announces you've been blocked.

There is no such thing as free money.

You wouldn't believe it if a stranger walked up to you and said they'd just deposited money into your account, would you?  So, why on earth would you fall for the email below?

Instead of opening that attachment you should check with your bank directly to see if a wire transfer has been credited to your account.

There is no such thing as free money.

You wouldn't believe it if a stranger walked up to you and said they'd just deposited money into your account, would you?  So, why on earth would you fall for the email below?

Instead of opening that attachment you should check with your bank directly to see if a wire transfer has been credited to your account.