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E-Mail Scam - Bogus E-cards Not From Friends, But From Phishers
Have you received e-mails recently that say you have an e-card waiting for you from an unnamed schoolmate, family member, or neighbor? They're probably from phishers trying to lure you to websites that deliver a malicious Trojan horse program to your computer. At first glance, these e-mail messages may appear to be legitimate, since they claim to come from companies like Hallmark, Blue Mountain, and 123Greetings. But take a closer look.
Here's an example of a bogus e-card notification:
Now compare it to an actual e-card notification from Hallmark:
To protect yourself, watch for these clues to help spot a fake:
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3rivers.net - Promotions, Information And More!
If you haven't visited 3rivers.net lately, you may have missed out on great promotional offers or interesting articles on what's happening at 3 Rivers Communications. All you need to do is click on the 3 Rivers logo in the upper left corner of this newsletter. Check it out today!
3rivers.net contains up-to-date product and pricing information on every service 3 Rivers provides, from high speed Internet to local and long distance telephone, even satellite television. The News section on the homepage will steer you to new services provided by 3 Rivers or special offers, such as the current "Try a Feature, Buy a Feature" promotion. You'll find an article on 3 Rivers' new fiber optic cable project and information on upgrades to SecureIT Plus, 3 Rivers' Internet security software.
The Products section includes links to Internet, local telephone, long distance, satellite TV and more. There are instruction guides for using your voicemail and other phone features, comprehensive FAQ pages for Internet and telephone, support pages and links, service area information, and much more. You can even find listings of current employment opportunities at 3 Rivers.
The goal of 3rivers.net is to provide you with all the information you need about 3 Rivers Communications and its services. After you've visited the site, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments on how the site can be improved or suggestions on what additional information you would like to see. www.3rivers.net
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Ask The Help Desk - What Should I Do When A Web Page Gets "Stuck" While I'm Downloading?
Question: Sometimes when I try to download a web page, it gets "stuck" and the requested page does not appear. When this happens to me, I go back to the address bar and type the web address in again. Is there something else I could do?
Answer: Keep in mind that the Internet is like a huge highway system with traffic going in a variety of directions all at the same time. Sometimes traffic gets "held up" at virtual intersections along the way. This "getting stuck" phenomena is so common that browser makers have created a button to help out. Next time a web page gets "stuck," simply click on the "Stop" button and then the "Refresh" button on your browser's menu bar. (The "Refresh" button applies to Internet Explorer; use "Reload" if using Firefox or Safari.) If the web page still doesn't download, follow these steps:
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Great Sites To Check Out This Month
Make It Quick
http://mealsmatter.org/RecipesAndMeals/QuickMeals/index.aspx - This time of year tends to be hot and hectic so you probably won't want to spend much time cooking. Speed up your meal preparation with a quick trip to this recipe site. It contains lots of ideas for fast and healthy meals that you can throw together in a flash, without needing to run to the store. There are plenty of kid-friendly and vegetarian dishes, and even super-simple recipes with six ingredients or less.
Hit the Books
http://libraryspot.com - Since the school year will soon be beginning, it might be smart to bookmark this library site for the students in your family. It pulls together leading reference resources in a single convenient spot, including Wikipedia, WorldCat, Library of Congress, and Britannica. You can also ask homework questions, find science project ideas, and listen to the two-minute Daily Almanac Podcast featuring historical happenings, notable birthdays, and a word of the day.
Root for the Underdog
http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/underdog - There's no need to fear. Underdog is here! The superhero canine bursts onto screens this month in a new live-action rendition of the classic cartoon from the '60s and '70s. Comedian Jason Lee is the voice of Underdog, an ordinary beagle that unexpectedly obtains superpowers (including the ability to fly and speak) due to a lab accident. While on this fun Disney site, play the Underdog games Super Fetch and City Sweep, and check out the funny Underdog bloopers. Rated PG.
http://collegefootballfanatics.com - Kick off the start of the 2007 College Football season with a visit to this site, which includes breaking football news, teams & conferences, rankings & polls, scores & standings, statistics, and recruiting information. Follow the action of your favorite college teams, get tickets to games, and look ahead at the schedule for the upcoming bowl season. Can't find exactly the information you want? No problem. There's also a link to the College Football Search Engine.
National Golf Month
http://www.playgolfamerica.com - August is National Golf Month, and if you haven't taken up the sport yet, now is a great time to take a swing at it. Play Golf America is an organization dedicated to encouraging more people to learn and enjoy golf. Their site features all the basics to help you get started, such as the rules of golf, equipment, and golf etiquette. Simply type in your zip code to find golf courses and lessons in your area. Then get ready for a "hole" lot of fun!
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Short Tutorial - Sending E-mail Messages To Groups Of People
Do you find yourself sending messages to the same group of people all of the time? Do you get tired of going through your address book each time you send a group message to select the individual e-mail addresses of your recipients?
Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and Macintosh's Mail.app e-mail software programs each provide a method for putting e-mail addresses into a "group" to then easily send a message to multiple recipients at once. This option allows you to simply select the name of a group and then everyone listed in the group will receive the message without having to type in each individual e-mail address. It's a very handy shortcut. Here's how to do it:
Sending Group E-mail Messages Using Outlook Express 6 In Windows XP Home Edition
Sending Group E-mail Messages Using Thunderbird 1.5 on Mac OS X or Windows XP Home Edition
Sending Group E-mail Messages Using Mail.app 2, Address Book 4.0.4, and Mac OS X 10.4.9
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