Spam is now a part of our daily existence. Fortunately, filters have emerged that can cut out the junk, and greatly reduce the crush of mail that invades our inboxes every day. Unfortunately, some of the filters being used are too strong, and the result is that valid e-mails are being deleted without our
Let’s hear it for the IT Managers
In a recent survey, over 50% of employees say that spam is not an issue at work, and 68% say the spam situation is under control. This is in contrast to 79% of IT Managers, who say that spam is still a problem. This must mean the IT Managers are doing a good job…
More on GMail
As Google moves to respond to privacy concerns over its new GMail service, the Register is convinced that Google’s newest featurecompletes the invasion of our privacy.
GMail helping out Big Brother?
The article Free E-Mail with a Steep Price? makes a few interesting points about the new Google GMail. It seems that Google is going to scan all your incoming mail for keywords, and place related ads in the e-mail for you to read (the price of 1 gigabyte of free e-mail, I suppose).
Your Google e-mail account
Today Google announces the launching of GMail, the search engine’s venture into the world of Web e-mail. With a gigabyte of online storage, GMail is designed so that you never have to delete another e-mail, and you’ll be able to easily search them. Check out Danny Sullivan’sreview of the new service.
Hello, my name is *****, and I’m a Spam Addict
Hard to believe that someone can become more interested in training a spam program how to filter our e-mail than simply hitting the Delete key. I agree with the author’s main advice: find a program that builds a white list of e-mail addresses, so that wanted messages arenever thrown away.
Speaking of spam, if…
Keep your e-mail on a leash….or a string
It has happened to all of us — we dash off an e-mail in haste or in anger, pressing the Send button before we really had time to think about the consequences of our actions. How many e-mails have you received (or sent) that were mailed prematurely?
Well, you don’t have to worry about that…
Watch out for more “do not spam” registries
A few weeks ago I mentioned a “do not spam” registry not backed by the federal government. It now appears that more private sites are popping up, including thedonotspamregistry.com. The FTC strongly advises consumers not to submit any information to any site claiming to be a “National Do Not E-Mail Registry.”
Spammers take it up a notch
In the battle against spam, every time the anti-spam industry comes up with a new way to beat junk mail, the spammers figure out another way to get past spam filters. Spam War demonstrates some of the new ways spam is finding its way to your inbox.
The Year in Spam
The spam problem continues to worsen, and it looks like it’s going to get worse before it gets better. PC World presents the 2003 Spam Awards, with the top spam trends, tricks, and tips that have surfaced in the past year.
Here’s proof that the spam problem is not getting any better — Congress…