Showing posts with label Emails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emails. Show all posts

February 5, 2017

Email Encryption Problems

Leo Laporte
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What happens when a doctor send his patient encrypted emails. Is there any alternative to encrypted emails?

January 29, 2017

More Adventures In Replying To Spam (James Veitch)

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James Veitch has spent years doing the tireless, thankless work of replying to spam emailers so you don’t have to.

January 19, 2017

January 9, 2017

Is Email Secure Enough For Sensitive Information?

Leo Laporte
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In this episode of The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte takes a call from Vernon in Pennsylvania who is wondering how secure it really is for his insurance company to send him personal information over email.

December 19, 2016

What To Do With Your Yahoo Email After Hack Of 1 Billion Accounts

Leo Laporte
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In this episode of The Tech Guy!, Leo Laporte takes a call about what to do next after 1 billion Yahoo Email accounts had been hacked.

September 28, 2016

The Agony Of Trying To Unsubscribe

James Veitch
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It happens to all of us: you unsubscribe from an unwanted marketing email, and a few days later another message from the same company pops up in your inbox.

June 29, 2015

Do You Ever Follow Bloggers Via Email?

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You and I both know that it is a whole lot of fun to follow our favourite bloggers; but most of us do it by pressing the Follow button on someone's blog.

To be honest with you, I follow more bloggers than I could ever count and I do it via Feedly. The chances of me subscribing to someone's blog via email is, very slim.

Why?

Because, I am not in the habit of checking my email account on a regular basis; which means: if I had to rely on my email subscription to your blog, I may end up visiting your blog once in a Blue Moon.

Anyway, the majority of the blogging experts have stated, that if we want to increase our readership, we should concentrate our efforts on building a large following by asking our readers to subscribe to our blogs via email.

If I were to ask you to follow The Chronicles Of Renard via email, would you do it?

Some of you will consider doing so, while others may not dream of doing such a thing.

Some of you are probably thinking: "Why should I subscribe to your posts via email when I am already being notified of your latest blog posts via Twitter notifications?"

And, if a person is not on Twitter, they are either utilizing some other form of social media (And, they can be notified of my latest blog posts via the social media of their choice).

The important thing is, people are following our blogs and it does not really matter if they have chosen to do so via an email subscription or not (Now, do not misconstrue my meaning; I am in no way insinuating to anyone that they should not subscribe to the blogs that they are interested in via email; I am merely highlighting the fact that an email subscription is not the only way to follow a blog).

So, what makes following someone's blog via email so important?

Well, it is a general belief that you would be notified of all of their post updates (But, there are two sides to this proverbial coin; if a person is in the habit of checking their email messages regularly, their is a very high chance of that person clicking the link to the blog that they subscribed to; on the other hand, if a person is not in the habit of checking their email messages on a regularly basis, they are not going to click on the link of the blog that they subscribed to anytime soon.

Also, I cannot get angry with you for not checking your email on a regular basis (And, I do not think that you would be pissed with me if I lacked the desire to check my email messages on a regular basis).

So, are some people making a bigger than average deal by insisting that others subscribe to their blog via email?

Oh, I certainly think so!

I think that the better thing to do would be, to present our readers with the various options of following our blogs via other platforms such as Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter, Feedly, etcetera.

What are your views on this?

I know that I went against the grain by saying, that it is not necessary for people to follow bloggers via email subscriptions (And, I can face a lot of heat for actually mentioning such a thing).

But, it is my genuine belief that the only important factor is, that they are following our blogs and the method or medium that they chose to do it on, should not be so much of a big issue.

December 13, 2014

Do You Use Yahoo?

Yahoo Headquarters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many years ago, I had Yahoo as my homepage; back then, it kept me well-informed of current events.

Although people joke about Yahoo being archaic, it is somewhat hard to forget about Yahoo.

I have two email accounts on Yahoo and they function brilliantly; so Yahoo is still at the top of their game where emails are concerned.

However, in regards to their trending topics, sometimes they are impressive and at other times, they are not so impressive.

I also have to admit that Yahoo's weather service is rather good and I use it regularly to view the weather and the temperature in my region.

Occasionally, I would use their search engine mainly to see if they made any improvements with it and so far, I have not seen any (Now, please do not take this statement out of context; I am in no way insinuating that their search engine works poorly; I am pinpointing the fact that, it more or less works the same after all these years).

It was brought to my attention by a technological expert that Yahoo's search engine is ranked as the third best search engine (So, Yahoo is doing something right where their search engine services are concerned).

Yahoo is still around and does not look like they are going to be out of business anytime soon.

Honestly, I do not think that Yahoo's services are bad; it is just that they are being outshined by other companies like Bing and Google (And, people have a knack for going with what is popular).

November 19, 2014

You Can Follow The Chronicles Of Renard Via Email

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I know fully well that my viewers use all types of readers when it comes to following blogs; however, that wouldn't stop me from extending an invitation to them to follow The Chronicles Of Renard via email (It is an effective option that shouldn't be ignored).

Some of the best blogging experts in cyberspace have pointed out the importance of getting the new visitors to our blog (and the regulars too) to subscribe to our blog via email (And, the irony is: I have never made it a priority of mine before to get people to subscribe to my blog via email).

So, would you be willing to subscribe to The Chronicles Of Renard via email?

It would be a pleasure to have you on board and an email subscription to my blog is a great method to ensure that you never miss one of my articles.

If you would like to subscribe via email, fill in the necessary information on my Follow by Email widget; which is located at the top right hand side of this blog.

May 29, 2014

Does Spam Anger You?

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If you have an email account, you would no doubt find a large number of spam messages in your spam folder; it is there to delete or sort through whenever you are ready to do so.

However, if you are a blogger or a website administrator, you may not have the extremely large number of spam to dispose of (Although in your opinion, it may appear as many).

I go through my spam folder all of the time and I can tell you that I find a lot of those spam comments highly interesting, because someone is always trying to sell me something; it is mainly about products that the spammer would like you to invest your money into.

I never allow myself to utter a cuss-word beneath my breath because of spam; I know that it is a minor annoyance that could be brought under control.

Some of those spam comments are even humorous and others make no sense at all.

In the past, I had a spam comment that told me about some SEO gimmick (At the time, I didn't know much about the workings of SEO, so I researched it; if I didn't receive that spam comment about SEO, I don't think that I would have had the desire to research the topic; so in that particular case, that spam comment jolted me into learning something new; I considered that one as the proverbial needle in the haystack).

In most cases, spam is directed to the audience that frequently visits a website or blog and not necessarily towards the website's administrator; the spammer's intentions are to make fast and easy money off of those that visit your website or blog via your comment thread (Luckily for us, spam is redirected to the spam folders and they don't get the pleasures of free advertising).

For most people, spam is a pain in the ass, but I have learned to ignore it.

April 3, 2014

I Don't Use My Email Accounts Regularly

An email icon designed for my userpage.
An email icon designed for my userpage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A few years ago, I used to email friends, family relatives and colleagues on a regular basis; all of that has changed. I don't get any zeal to email anyone.

To add figurative salt to an open wound, when I found out that the NSA can hack into our email accounts, I thought to myself that I should start using them less.

In reality, we cannot getaway from the email scenario, since it is mandatory to have an email address; which is required to join social media networks and blog sites.

Recently, it was brought to my attention, that Google and Yahoo were going the extra mile to have their email services encrypted.

I have to commend Google and Yahoo for making the valiant effort to protect their users' information; however, I am of the belief that intelligence agencies from around the world can easily extract any email information that they want, since they have decryption software in their possession.

To be on the safe side, I recommend that you do not email things that can be damaging to your reputation, since someone might use it to bribe you out of your money.

March 30, 2014

Crazy Email

English: email envelope
English: email envelope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A while ago, I checked an email from someone claiming to be a bank employee; they wanted money to reach its rightful heir.

Now, the person went as far as to request my full contact information to make sure that they had the right person.

This thought immediately came to mind:

It is logical to make sure that one has the correct person's email before sending out an email out into the world wide web.

Also, there is so much internet fraud and the stealing of people's identity taking place these days.

That person had me wondering if they were looking for another unsuspecting victim to pounce upon.

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