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Gmail over IMAP July 11, 2007

Posted by brandon in email, gmail, Tips and Tricks.
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This doesn’t look like it’s for the faint of heart, but I may have to try this when I get a bit of free time…

How To: Use Gmail over IMAP – Lifehacker

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remove your phone number from google search May 11, 2007

Posted by brandon in email, firefox, freeware, google, open source, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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google%20phonebook.pngAnother goodie from Lifehacker… should you want to remove your phone number from Google Phonebook.

Privacy: Remove your phone number from Google Search – Lifehacker

how not to email May 10, 2007

Posted by brandon in email, firefox, freeware, google, open source, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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great posting on what not to do when emailing…

8 Habits of Highly Ineffective Emailing · The Cranking Widgets Blog

Import old emails into Gmail with Gmail Loader March 26, 2007

Posted by brandon in email, gmail, google, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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Here’s an interesting tip from Lifehacker – pretty useful if you’ve moved to  Gmail and want to migrate your old emails.

Import old emails into Gmail with Gmail Loader – Lifehacker

this email address will self destruct in 10 minutes… November 27, 2006

Posted by brandon in email, Tips and Tricks.
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now why didn’t i think of this? 10 Minute Mail gives you a temporary email address just by visiting the site. the address is good for 10 minutes and you can use that to register for those pesky sites that make you give up your email address just to register (if you’re running low on time, you can click a link to get another 10 minutes on your address).

New eBay Scam March 7, 2006

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I recently read about a new eBay scam message this week. Apparently it’s fairly well done so some folks might be fooled by it. This one purports to be a message from an eBay member and says you’re being contacted about a transaction (in article, it’s a Toshiba DVD recorder, but it could be anything). Supposedly a seller is requesting a credit for eBay fees because you decided not to complete the transaction and you’re asked to respond to eBay about it.

The message is full of text meant to assure you it’s real, including links to “how to protect yourself from spoof email” and the statement that your registered name is included to show the message originated from eBay. Many will be tempted to respond and let “eBay” know that they never engaged in such a transaction. Of course, if you click any of the links to respond, you’re going to end up at a phishing site.

Fake email from FBI/CIA November 22, 2005

Posted by brandon in email, malware, spam, trojan, virus, worms.
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Fake Email from the FBI or CIA is Really a Worm
(11/22/2005)
Summary: The newest version of the Sober worm disguises itself as a fake email from the FBI or fake email from the CIA.

Both the FBI and Internet security companies have announced this week that there are a fake email from the FBI and a fake email from the CIA going around which are really being sent by the Sober worm. They include an attachment, which is of course the worm, and so if you get this fake email from the FBI or the CIA, don’t open it!

So far the text of the email seems to be fairly consistent, with the primary variation being whether the email appears to be email from the FBI, or email from the CIA. In both cases, at least so far, it contains the same name of the supposed sender, “Steven Allison”.

The email reads:

“Dear Sir/Madam,

We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached.

Yours faithfully,
Steven Allison
Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI-
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Room 3220
Washington , DC 20535
Phone: (202) 324-30000″

Said Graham Cluely of Sophos, “This variant of the Sober worm may catch out the unwary as they open their email inbox this morning. Every law-abiding citizen wants to help the police with their enquiries, and some will panic that they might be being falsely accused of visiting illegal websites and want click on the unsolicited email attachment. All users should be reminded to follow safe computing guidelines, and PCs should be kept automatically updated with the latest anti-virus protection. Anyone who may have information about the Sober worm’s author should report it to the computer crime authorities. This malware writer has been maliciously attacking innocent computer users for over two years, and must be stopped.?

The FBI has requested that anyone who receives this email report it to the FBI. You can report fake email from the FBI here.

[Internet Patrol]