Email Security

June 22, 2021

Email security is an oxymoron. Email is NOT secure. You should never send any kind of sensitive information through email. Sensitive information includes passwords, credit card numbers, personal information, and more. If you access your email using a web portal (webmail), the communication between your computer and the server is encrypted. If you use an […]


How to Spot a Fake Email

March 27, 2019

You get an email from your bank or some other company you do business with. But you aren’t sure if the email is really from that company or if it’s fake. The name of this type of email is a Phish email. It can be hard to tell because the fake emails are often pretty […]


How to tell if an email is fake

June 8, 2018

You know what a SPAM email is. You probably know what a PHISH email is to. But just in case, a PHISH email is an email that tries to look like it’s from a company in order to trick you into giving either giving them your password, or to install malware on your computer or […]


Privacy Policy Updates

June 8, 2018

Seems like a good portion of the email I have received lately are from companies informing me of privacy policy updates. There was a study in 2008 that determined it would take the average person 244 hours per year, about 40 minutes a day, to read all of the privacy policies for the websites they […]


What’s the Best Free Email Service?

March 1, 2018

We are often asked which of the free email services is the best one. Before we answer this question, I want to remind you that we do not recommend using the email account given to you by your Internet Service Provider. These services usually aren’t very good and if you move or change service providers, […]


Tired of Email problems?

February 14, 2018

Are you tired of having your email hacked? Are you tired of getting lots of spam? Are you tired of having someone sending spam making it look like you sent it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on! Email accounts through internet service providers like Spectrum and AT&T are included with […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]