Posts Tagged ‘email’

How to Delete Your Yahoo Account

Friday, October 7th, 2016

It turns out that deleting a Yahoo account is fairly simple, but backing up your email, prior to deletion, is a little bit tricky.

A Reuters report suggests that Internet company Yahoo has been working with U.S. intelligence to search all customer emails. According to the report, Yahoo created a software that would scan all emails automatically at the request of U.S. intelligence even before they arrived in the user’s inbox. Reuters mentions that it received the information from several Yahoo employees.

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Gmail Search to Inform You about Matches in Spam

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Whenever I’m trying to find a missing email, the Spam folder is usually the first place I look.

Google is rolling out a feature currently to Gmail on the web that changes how search works on the service. To sum it up, search takes into account matches found in spam on Gmail which it did not before. Previously, search only took into account all regular folders such as inbox or user defined folders as well as the trash when you ran a search on Gmail.

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How to Undo the Sending of Emails on Gmail

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

An “undo” function for emails is definitely a good idea … but it still won’t stop people from sending stuff that they regret later on.

Emails are sent automatically if you hit the send button after composing them normally. Once it is out, there is no way to undo the sending which may be problematic at times. For instance, if you notice that you have added wrong recipients, composed an email in anger that you should not have sent, because you used the wrong account, or because of spelling mistakes in the email. Google introduced an “undo send” feature on Gmail’s web interface some time ago which held the email on Google servers for a short period of time before it was actually on its way to the designated destination.

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The Text, “data:” in a URL may Indicate a Phishing Site

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

I haven’t run across this myself, but it’s probably a good idea to be a bit wary of sites like this …

Phishing just like spam and the creation of malicious software in general is a cat and mouse game. When malicious code or attacks hit the web they work for a while before they are properly detected by security software. When that happens, they are modified or redesigned or build from scratch so that they are not detected anymore, which in turn requires security companies to create new protection mechanisms.

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Mailbox.org – German Email Provider Offering Full Inbox Encryption

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Here’s yet another email provider that offers encrypted communication … and I’m pretty sure we’re going to see more of these in the future too.

Mailbox.org is a new email service by the German company Heinlein Support GMBH which features several interesting security and privacy related features, and based on Open-Xchange version 7.4.2. The homepage of the service is entirely in German, but the actual web mail interface is not. It is available in several languages including English, Spanish, Dutch, French and Italian. The only part of the web interface that is not available in other languages yet is the Settings > Mailbox.org page.

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Unseen – A 4096-Bits Encryption Communication Service from Iceland

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Growing levels concern regarding communication privacy issues has given rise to scads of new encrypted email services … Like this one for example:

Quite a few companies and individuals aim to improve communication security. Unseen.is is third service that I have reviewed in the past 24 hour period that promises to improve user communication security and privacy (the other two are ShazzleMail and Telegram). Unlike the two services, Unseen is a complete communication product that combines email, audio and video calling, and chat in a single service.

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How to Find Out if Your Email Provider Leaks Your IP Address to Recipients

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Here’s a brief-yet-handy guide for those who are interested in seeing exactly what information is shared with their email recipients …

Sending an email to someone can reveal more information about you than you may want to reveal. Whenever you send an email to someone, so-called header information are send along. These header information, much like the headers that are added to connections in your web browser, may reveal information about the PC and connection to the recipient. Among the information can be the IP address of the computer the email was composed on. The IP address can be traced back to the account owner of the Internet connection at the date and time it was used to send the email address.

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Why it Makes Sense to Use Fake Data on the Internet (Sometimes)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

I agree completely … and according to my Facebook page, I’m 120 years old, my hobby is insect taxidermy and I work as a lion tamer …

There are quite a few situations on the Internet where you are asked to enter data about yourself. Maybe you are leaving a comment on a blog and are asked for a name and email address, making a purchase on eBay or Amazon, want to email the developer of a product, or want to access information that are only available to registered users.

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Beware of, “Hey is this your Skype Profile Pic” Messages

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Heads up; there’s a new virus scam hitting Skype users …

A new virus is making the rounds that is affecting the Skype communication software. The following messages are used to spread the virus: hey is this your skype profile pic or hey, is this your new profile picture, or hey, cool profile picture, is this it. Remember that it is likely that there are other variations in the wild.

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