BBC Spam Emails

Posted on August 14, 2008. Filed under: Service Alert, Trends | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

According to Websense over 5 million spoof emails about the Olympics are being generated per hour. Add to that the fact that now spam emails with the BBC moniker attached to them are now being generated.

This is what the BBC email looks like.

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CNN Bogus Email Alerts

Posted on August 8, 2008. Filed under: Service Alert | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Note:  This issue is now a Service Alert

 Reference this link for more information.

Outlook 2007 does not identify this as spam even after adding it to the spam folder and blocking the address. Upon further research a suggestion of creating an email rule as a work around seemed like a good idea. Used CrossLoop to create the email rule.

Time for problem resolution:  5 minutes.

Saved gas and time as it would have taken me 5 minutes to get there.

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Bell Sympatico Customer “Service”

Posted on July 30, 2008. Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wow. What a hassle!

I was on a service call to a client’s place and the following transpired trying to solve an email configuration problem in Outlook Express.

Part 1

The client could not send emails so I checked his setup in the email account profile. Surprise, surprise! The settings were out of date. This client has been a Sympatico user since 1998 and some time ago Sympatico changed the way the email accounts need to be configured. (more…)

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81.5% of emails sent in June were Spam

Posted on July 25, 2008. Filed under: Trends | Tags: , , , |

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With that high a percentage of internet email traffic being malicious and of no value you would think the major Canadian ISPs would do something about it.

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Hotmail was slow/down/unavailable

Posted on May 8, 2008. Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Hotmail was down for at least 18 hours starting sometime Wednesday morning. It was slow to render the main page and would not load. So your intrepid Consultant wrote Hotmail “support”: (more…)

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Deciding Between Webmail and an Email Program

Posted on April 19, 2008. Filed under: Software | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Email Programs: An Overview

Click on the link to get some information about email and webmail programs. The choices of providers of webmail are plenty and this article helps you decide which main method of accessing your email is right for you.

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