Category Archive: Spam

Info relating to spam, how it works, how to stop it, how not to get it…

Comcast Scares Customers to Promote Business

Today I received a “Security Notice” from Comcast (aka Xfinity).  They claimed to have detected that I MAY have been infected…  That’s right, they didn’t say that my computers ARE infected, they are basically just guessing. Now, normally I would just take this as polite advice to check my security systems… But, then it dawned …

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Domain Notice Scam

Yet another scam is making it’s way around, this one is targeting domain name owners… Today I received a domain notice in the postal mail marked “URGENT- OPEN IMMEDIATELY” with a return address of Processing Center, PO Box 4668 #82011, New York, NY 10163-4668.  This letter was NOT from the company that I registered any …

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10 Quick Email Etiquette Tips

Netiquette: Short for network etiquette, is the code of conduct regarding what is considered acceptable online behavior. This article covers the top ten points to take into consideration when communicating through business email with clients and colleagues. For most cases, write any business email as if you were writing on letterhead or talking face to …

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FortiGuard Spam Filtering

Out of the many hardware Spam solutions out there, you can find equipment to fit just about any budget. The age old rule still stands though, “you get what you pay for”. Somewhere in the middle price range you will find the Fortinet products. These are well above the Linksys level but not quite at …

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“How To” Avoid Spam

This article was updated from the one I published on xrdsportal.com… Spam is a never-ending nuisance that requires everyone involved to help out. The main way to prevent Spam is to not let your e-mail address reach the spammers in the first place. Now, while this is easier said than done, I will provide a …

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