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Online scams tend to rise
during the holiday season as criminals take advantage of people being busier
and in a more festive, trusting mood. Two areas of particular concern are
fraudulent holiday e-cards and phony e-commerce sites.
Keep in mind that a wholesome-looking e-card, once clicked or downloaded, might actually be a spyware installer or a computer virus. The holiday greeting could also be a phishing attack intent on obtaining your Social Security number, credit card data, or brokerage account information. To help avoid e-card troubles, take the same precautions as with any e-mail you receive:
When doing holiday shopping online, help protect yourself with these guidelines:
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Question: My Outlook Express normally
lists the e-mail messages in my inbox in descending order from the most current
to the oldest. Now, however, the e-mail messages in my inbox are listed in
alphabetical order rather than by the date I received them. This is frustrating
because now I have to scroll through my entire list of e-mail messages in order
to find the most recent unread messages. What is going on?
Answer: Normally, Outlook Express as well as other e-mail software programs sort both incoming and sent e-mail messages by date. The most recently received e-mails are listed at the top of your "Inbox" message pane. The most recently sent e-mails are listed at the top of your "Sent Items" pane. It appears that you may have inadvertently clicked on the "Subject" column located along the top of your list of messages causing them to be sorted alphabetically by subject rather than by date. If you look to the right of the word "Subject," you will see a small arrow pointing either up or down indicating that the message list is sorted by subject. If this is the case, simply click your cursor arrow on the "Received" column. Your e-mail messages will now be listed in chronological order with the newest shown at the top and the oldest at the bottom. The little arrow should now be next to the word "Received" instead of "Subject." This works with messages in your "Sent Items" folder, too. Click on the "Sent" column to sort by the date sent. Actually, you can sort messages in any folder simply by clicking on its column heading; you can reverse the order by clicking on the heading a second time. This can be a handy feature as long as it's something you intended to do.
http://www.beemovie.com - Everybody's buzzing about Bee Movie, an animated comedy created by Jerry Seinfeld that flies into theaters this month. Seinfeld provides the voice for a bee that's recently graduated from college and ventures outside the hive for the first time, meeting Vanessa the florist (Renée Zellweger). Visit the site to watch the clever trailers and TV spots, and to download recipes from the National Honey Board. Rated PG.
Medicine Cabinet Makeover
http://www.webmd.com/video/medicine-cabinet-makeover - Recent news reports about the risks of cold medicines for children under six serve as reminders to be mindful of what's in our medicine cabinet. WebMD includes a Medicine Cabinet Makeover video on their site, which walks you through the drug store shelves to help you stock the right over-the-counter remedies. You'll also find safety guidelines for kids and medicine — just in time for cold and flu season.
Organize Your Stuff
http://www.mythings.com - Before you get new stuff this holiday season, get a better handle on the stuff you already own. MyThings is a global online registry to help you organize and manage your belongings. You create a list of items on your MyThings Portfolio, then the site will give you free valuation and market estimator services, help you find warranties and owners manuals, and even simplify the process of selling, recycling, or donating items you no longer want.
http://www.eatturkey.com/consumer/thanks.html - Whether it's your first year hosting Thanksgiving dinner or you're looking for fresh ideas, check out this site. It covers all things turkey including purchasing, thawing, preparing, seasoning, roasting, frying, smoking, grilling, stuffing, carving, and storing. And since man cannot live on turkey alone, recipes for appetizers, side dishes, and desserts are also on the menu.
http://www.pbs.org/americaswalking/index.html - To get fit, sometimes you just need to put one foot in front of the other. America's Walking is a new fitness, travel, and lifestyle series premiering on PBS stations nationwide. It's hosted by Mark Fenton, a leading expert on walking and pedestrian issues, and spotlights different walking destinations each week. The site features quizzes to help you kick off a walking program, discover your fitness personality, and find out if your community is pedestrian-friendly. There are also links to walking clubs and events across the country.
More and more people are
using their e-mail program's electronic Address Book in place of the traditional
paper version. After all, this software makes it so much easier to update the
addresses of friends and relatives as they move. When it's time to do holiday
cards, however, you may find it useful to have a hard copy of this information
to refer to as you address envelopes. It's also a handy place to keep track of
sent and received cards.
To print a copy of your e-mail program's Address Book, follow these steps:
Printing Your Address Book When Using Outlook Express 6 In Windows XP Home Edition
Your Address Book When Using Thunderbird 1.5 On Mac OS X Or Windows XP Home
In Thunderbird, you can only print out the entire Address Book with very few options. However, there's nothing to say that you can't make a second Address Book just for printing a portion of the original.
Your Address Book When Using Mail.app 2, Address Book
4.0.4, and Mac OS X 10.4.9
Mail.app for the Macintosh uses a separate program to handle contacts called "Address Book."
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