How to Encrypt Your Email

June 28, 2017

In past newsletters, we have told you how email is not a secure form of communication. As an email travels from one sever to another, it can be intercepted and read by programs (called bots) that harvest information from email. We told you to never send sensitive or important information of any kind through email. […]

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What You Need to Know About Email

February 22, 2017

Email, which stands for electronic mail, became popular during the 1970’s in the government and large corporations. It then began to trickle down to smaller companies. As more and more people got computers at home with dial-up internet access, email began to filter into our everyday personal lives as well until it became a major […]

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2016 Update on Spam

October 21, 2016

It’s been three years since our last article on Spam. We don’t do a lot of updates on spam because, frankly, not much has changed. There has been one new development in the world of spam, but the main reason we wanted to do an update on spam was for anyone who may have missed […]

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Email from Microsoft Concerning Windows Live Mail

December 14, 2015

If you get an email from Microsoft entitled “Important information about your email service”, telling your Windows Live Mail will stop working unless you install an update, be aware that the update breaks Windows Live Mail. We do not recommend installing the update at this time. Microsoft wants to phase out Windows Live Mail to […]

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2013 Update on Spam

May 3, 2013

Back in August of 2007, we published an article in our newsletter and on our website about Spam. If you would like to check that article out, here’s a link to it: http://www.ct-cp.com/?p=55. Since then, we have published annual updates to that article and wanted to do that again today. As of April 7th, 2013, […]

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Outlook.com

November 30, 2012

If you have an email address that ends in hotmail.com, live.com, or msn.com, then you probably already know that some time ago, all of these email domains were changed so that when you go to read your email online, it takes you to Hotmail.com. Now Microsoft has released a new email domain called Outlook.com. If […]

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Email Security

May 3, 2012

For most people, email security is an Oxymoron. If you are not familiar with the term oxymoron, it’s a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. In this case what I mean is that for most people, email is NOT secure at all. I am not talking about receiving dangerous attachments or links in your […]

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Tame Your Inbox

September 9, 2011

Once upon a time we managed our lives and ran our businesses without email, but today, email is an important communication tool. Today we send and receive important messages through email. We often receive our bills through email. And of course, there is all of that spam.  In this article, I want to talk about […]

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Email Size

June 10, 2011

Customers often call us to get help with their email. A common problem is that they can’t send any email. When we look at their email, we often find it is stuck because they tried to send an email with an attachment that is too big for email. Yes, there is a size limit to […]

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Email and Mobile Devices

January 21, 2011

In today’s connected world, many of us have multiple devices that can be used for email. It’s not unusual for someone to have a desktop, a laptop (primarily for travel), a smart phone (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, etc), and a tablet PC like an iPad. There is a lot of overlap in function between all of […]

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