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.

10 Ways To Identify A Phishing Attack

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a recent advisory warning that cybercriminals will very likely attempt to use the Philippines Typhoon disaster as part of email scams and phishing campaigns.

Phishing attacks attempt to use high-profile events, including natural disasters in their subject line, to get victims to open an email and click on links contained in the message.

Beware Domain Listing Scams

This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing?

Have you gotten one of the notices below?  We get them regularly and they're not legit.  If you've read my other blog posts about spotting email scams and fraud you know there are several ways to spot a scam or bad email.

Get Your Business Ready for VoIP

Technology has advanced at a rapid pace over the past 30 years, with many devices moving from physical systems to digital or virtual versions. This includes one of the most useful: the telephone. While the use of landlines is still prevalent among the majority of businesses, many have started to turn to the digital version, Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.

VoIP has become the main backbone of voice communication for a growing majority of companies.

Perilous PayPal Email Scam

Here we go again...

Last week I received an email purporting to be from PayPal.  I've placed a copy of the email at the bottom of this post.  Like the Better Business Bureau email from earlier this month, this email looks legit on the surface.  But when you take a moment to read it (actually read it, not skim it) the grammatical errors leap right off the screen at you.