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The above is a PHISHING SCAM. The message appears legitimate, doesn't it? The sender shows as coming from PayPal. A secure website is listed. A litigation case number is provided claiming to be from a United States District Court in
We have completed the
migration to the new mail server, and yes we have had a few minor issues, but
overall the server is performing great! The new server performs anti-Spam and
anti-virus filtering directly on the email server. Until now we have been
relying on the Postini service, which did the
filtering offsite. Doing the filtering on site gives us and you greater
control, and it more effectively filters email from all addresses, both in
house and external.
We recently finished a much nicer webmail for you. It has more features, and a friendlier interface. These new features include easy access to whitelists to allow you to permit email from a user or domain, regardless of spam filters, and a blacklist to reject all email from an address or domain.
If you have or want your own email domain (like yourfamily.com or yourbusiness.com) with multiple email addresses, there are even more improvements available to you. In addition to webmail, spam and virus protection we will be able to offer your users shared calendar and messaging features at a nominal cost. With this feature you will be able to manage employee calendars, task and to-do lists, keep track of shifts, appointments and vacations, and easily check employee schedules when organizing meetings. Watch for upcoming notices about this feature, and let us know if you would like a 30-day trial when the feature becomes available.
For detailed instructions on setting up your new anti-spam and anti-virus, follow this link:
Thank you for your patience as we worked through this project to keep improving our service to you.
POLAR COMMUNICATIONS INTERNET TEAM
Question: I have heard a lot lately
about the growing popularity of "blogs."
What are they?
Answer: A blog (a shortened form of "web log") is essentially a frequently updated online journal. It is most commonly a text-only web page with writings by the blog's author posted in reverse chronological order. Many blogs also include pictures as well as links to other related stories around the Web. Some blogs even have links to audio and video clips.
Blogs first emerged in 1999 and have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Some estimates have shown that over 50 million Internet users are regular blog readers with literally tens of thousands of new blogs being created each week. Part of the appeal for blog writers is that they can create and update their blogs with little technical know-how, unlike a sophisticated website. Although many blogs are simply musings about the author's personal life intended for viewing by friends and family, the attraction to many bloggers is in creating a community beyond their current network of friends. With this in mind, most blogs consist of material on specific topics such as favorite hobbies, politics, favorite tv shows, favorite sports teams, current events, favorite movie stars, etc.
To get started learning more about blogs, check out these popular blog-hosting websites: www.blogger.com, www.blogwise.com, and www.typepad.com.
Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month"
http://tecsoc.org/pubs/history/2002/jun4.htm - As everyone already knows, February is "Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month." So there's no better time to learn the history of the shopping cart. Did you know that customers initially proved reluctant to use the first shopping carts so the inventor hired fake shoppers to walk around using them? To learn more about the inventor and to see early versions of telescoping shopping carts from the Smithsonian Institution, check out the links on this site.
World's Largest Ball Of Paint
http://ballofpaint.freehosting.net - Some people collect baseball cards as a hobby. Others knit or do crossword puzzles. Mike Carmichael and his wife, Glenda, from
Celebrate February With Chocolate
http://candyusa.org - Lots of chocolate is purchased in February in celebration of Valentine's Day. The big question, however, is how do you tell what's in the center of those pieces of boxed candy without biting each piece in half? (Answer: Each candy manufacturer has its own code. For one manufacturer, one swirl with one loop may mean caramel; for another, one swirl with one loop may mean butter cream.) For answers to everything related to chocolate plus some great recipe ideas, head over to this site.
Curious George Animated Film Released In February
http://CuriousGeorgeMovie.com - As a child, you probably enjoyed the adventures of George, the mischievous chimpanzee, in the many Curious George books written by the husband and wife team of H.A. and Margret Rey. Over thirty million books have been sold since the original story was published in 1941. This month marks the worldwide release of the animated cartoon movie entitled, Curious George. Will Ferrell provides the voiceover for Ted, known to many as "The Man in the Yellow Hat." Drew Barrymore and Dick Van Dyke also have voice parts in the film. So grab your kids or your grandkids sometime this month and make it a date at the nearest movie theater to enjoy Curious George.
U.S. Takes On World In 2006 World Baseball Classic
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/wbc/index.jsp - The world will soon take on the likes of Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and 55 other big leaguers as the U.S. competes in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Sixteen international teams including rosters from
Most e-mail software
programs are set as a default to check for incoming e-mail messages every ten
minutes. If a message or messages have been received, an e-mail sound alert notifies
the computer user that a message or messages are available for him/her to read.
However, it can become somewhat annoying to hear these e-mail sound alerts
going off every ten minutes. To turn off the audio on these e-mail sound
alerts, follow the steps below.
Removing E-mail Sound Alerts In Outlook Express When Using Windows XP:
Removing E-mail Sound Alerts In Thunderbird 1.0.7 When Using Windows XP:
Removing E-mail Sound Alerts In Netscape 7.2 When Using Windows XP:
Removing E-mail Sound Alerts in Mail.app 2.0 When Using Macintosh OS X:
Removing E-mail Sound Alerts In Thunderbird 1.5 When Using Macintosh OS X:
Removing E-mail Sound Alerts In Netscape 7.2 When Using Macintosh OS X:
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The E-Connections Team
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