We’ve all become so accustomed to using email in our daily personal and working lives that we really don’t give a whole lot of thought to it. It’s the fastest way to communicate with others in the course of the day, and the emails we send and receive – in general – never see the […]
For all of the press out there about hacking and suspicious websites, one important facet of internet security that gets overlooked is email. Most of us know not to click on links in a spam message, and many of us realize that some email attachments harbor unsavory bits of code. Malicious code and viruses get […]
There is also an expectation among smartphone users that company email will be accessible through their personal devices, and employees bring their personal devices into the workplace in order to conduct business. This is most commonly known as “bring your own device,” or BYOD.
Recently we have seen a few emails related to the same phishing attempt make it through our email antispam filter service. Details of the AMEX phishing email scam. The email appears to be from American Express with a spoofed email address of AmericanExpress@welcome.aexp.com. The subject line is Your American Express Forgotten User ID. The links […]
Shakespeare famously posed the question, “What’s in a name?” hundreds of years ago, and the question is relevant even today. Nowhere is this more evident than in the choice of an email address name and domain. In the most basic terms, your email address is an electronic postal address – but done correctly, your email […]
If you have a Gmail account (or Google Apps for Business), you may not be aware that you can embed information in your email address. For example, if your address is: email@example.com You can add arbitrary text like +some_string to the end of the address and make it: firstname.lastname@example.org Anything after the plus sign is […]