E-mail Etiquette

ABC News wrote a great article on E-mail Etiquette the other day. One of the worst e-mail mistakes I’ve ever seen was when a co-worker complained about the company we worked at to another co-worker. He gave his honest opinion about one of upper management’s recent decisions. It wasn’t complimentary. It named names. It was […]

SPF Filter to the Rescue!

We’ve talked about spoofing before.  Basically it’s when evil spammers send out emails using your email address.  There’s nothing that can be done to prevent spammers from doing this. However there is something that can help stop the spoofed emails from reaching their destination – the wonderful SPF record. SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework.  […]

Postcard Virus

Over the last week I’ve received this email from several different people: I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked snopes.com, this afternoon ( 04-05-08) and it is for real!! Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP. PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND […]

What is spoofing

What is Spoofing?

Spoofing is when a spammer manipulates the “from” field in an email to say it’s from someone else. Not only that but sometimes they’ll take it to the next level. The spammers will actually send you email from yourself. One question people have after they’ve been spoofed is will they be held responsible for the […]

Is My E-mail Working?

Things happen. Sometimes things happen that affect your e-mail. One of my clients had a web host that helpfully reset the spam settings on all their customer’s e-mail accounts. The web host didn’t mention that they’d done this. The result was that every e-mail sent via my customer’s contact form was rejected. He stopped getting […]

E-mail Injection

E-mail injection. Even the name sounds vile doesn’t it? In an e-mail injection attack spammers use forms on YOUR website to send out their spam. The basic idea is that a spammer, let’s call him Lousy Larry, finds a form on your website. It could be anything from a contact form to an order form. […]