WARNING Junk e-mail
. More and more e-mails/adverts are either trying to get you to agree
to terms that mean you are automatically opted in or they try to get
you to leave your mobile number which means you agree to them sending
you texts at exhorbitant rates, again it's down to you to opt out. Most
of these sites are telling you, you have won or are about to win
something, Ipod, laptop, car etc... ALWAYS READ THE SMALL PRINT and confine these crooks to the waste bin as JUNK. -- Tony Lowery
Scammed by Domain Registry of
America. A client of mine
has been hoodwinked into paying thru the nose to change his website
registration by a letter which appears to be an invoice. If you get
letter then simply send the envelope back empty without a stamp, they
to pay postage. Better still, if you have time take it to the police or
trading standards organization. Do a Google search and see how many
have been conned out of their cash -
Domain Registry of
America: We have had a similar experience of junk mail from these people. We should report them to spambusters or similar. -- DWK Alonso
Sending files by Email. Avoid
Files Being blocked - If you wish to send program files by E-Mail, you can
rename the blocked file to include a temporary file type that is not on the list
of blocked file types. For example, you can rename program.exe to program.txt
-- Stephen Walden Portsmouth UK
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ADDRESS BOOK;
I learned a computer trick today that's really ingenious in it's
simplicity. I received it from a friend.
As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your computer it
straight for your e-mail address book, and sends itself to everyone
there, thus infecting all your friends and associates. This trick
won't keep the virus from getting into your computer, but it will
it from using your address book to spread further, and it will alert
to the fact, that the worm has gotten into your system.
Here's what you do; first, open your address book and click on "new
Just as you would do if you were adding a new friend to your list of
In the window where you would type your friend's first name, type in AAAAAAA, Also use address AAAAAAA@a.aaa
Now, Here's what you've done and why it works: The name AAAAAAA will
be placed at the top of your address book as entry #1. This will be
where the worm will start in an effort to send itself to all your
But, when it tries to send itself to AAAAAAA, it will be
undeliverable because of the phoney e-mail address you entered.
If the first attempt fails (which it will because of the phoney
the worm goes no further and your friends will not be infected.
Here's the second great advantage of this method: If an e-mail cannot
be delivered, you will be notified of this in your IN BOX almost
immediately. Hence, if you ever get an e-mail telling you that an
e-mail addressed to AAAAAAA could not be delivered, you know right
that you have the worm virus in your system. You can then take steps
to get rid of it! Pretty slick, huh?
If everybody you know does this then you need not ever worry about
opening mail from friends. Pass this on to all your friends. -- Julie
My first one is one that your
site could probably use. There are spiders (internet programs) which collect email
addresses by searching all web pages email addresses or for a mailto: link. These are
added to the CDs of "over a million internet addresses" which are sent to
spammers. A better idea now is to use a form or CGI which does not have the email address
on the html page. Another option is to make your email address a gif image so that it can
be easily be read by real people but not automatic programs -- Gandalf Parker
Did you know that the browser used on the Apple can be loaded on the
PC? The cover flow feature you get on itunes has been carried over? It
makes it really swish, It will stay on my main machine. I will still be
using Chrome on my laptop but the visual quality and power of Safari is
unmatchable -- David Kellerman
DOS Web browsing: If you have an older
computer- or just want speed and no frills web browsing - Opera software
(http://www.operasoft.com) have a web browser that does not use Windows.
advantage is that it is considerably less memory intensive -- Esmeralda Magnifico
If you get an email warning you
about some virus or other problem and it urges you to "send this message to everyone
you know" (or something similar then it is almost certainly a hoax.
When setting out to design your WebSite get some
post-it-notes, write down the names of the pages you need to start with and stick them on
a wall. You can then shuffle them around to figure out the best way of linking them
together. -- Emily Peck Wimbledon England
7 R's BEFORE you forward a letter
READ IT! : Do you, seriously, want your name on a hoax letter? Moreover, some are
sent out without being read (Ex. Researcher gets an inquiry and finds out it is a true
report just sent out)
REALITY CHECK - If it is a health warning or a virus, you will hear about it
on TV or read about it
RESEARCH - 25 yr old petitions are being circulated; Congress passed a bill against tax n
email in hopes of stopping inquiries on the bogus chain letter;
REMEMBER - Forwarded emails can not be counted/tracked.
REACHING - for your checkbook may be a reality as higher user fees could result if
server/provider has to increase expense by buying more bandwidth.
RETHINK - before you add to a long list of forwards (learn to cut and paste).
REALIZE - that continued sending of chain/hoax letter could raise user fees (See
SLOW DANCE at About.com) -- Hoaxbuster - NanB20
The Newbie Developer Building a website and you are using Microsoft
Front Page or even Publisher. Most of the time newbie developers like
to use these software because they offer easy to use wysiwyg templates.
You just wrote a 3 page word document and you want to make it a html
document for your new site.
Well first of all I would suggest a web master be hired, but if you
have to do it yourself please just copy the content into notepad first.
Then you just copy and past it into the html document with no
formatting. Use CSS for formatting in HTML instead of the <font>
tag. I would consider using Macromedia Dreamweaver as a development
software to build your site. You will love your self in the morning.
Search Engines are the single most important means of getting
your Website noticed, however doing it wrong can get you chucked off for some time.
We inadvertently used the same word several times in a meta tag and it took us months to
get back our rating with one of the really important search engines. --
The words you have used as meta tag keywords
should be included in the body of your text in
the headings -- Davie
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We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking as
we used when we created them. -- Albert Einstein