eCurrents | November 2011
Be on the lookout for a clever phishing scheme that uses email messages claiming to be from the Technical Support Team of your Webmail Messaging Center. The scheme's goal is to gain full access to your email account and be able to send spam posing as you.
3 Rivers is excited to inform you about some big upgrades coming to 3 Rivers Webmail! When you log on to your 3rivers.net webmail account after November 16 you will see a new interface. The first thing you'll notice is that all of your existing folders and contacts will be there, plus there will be lots of new bells and whistles to enhance your email experience! You'll have access to a calendar, notes, to do list and more!
Question: If I'm not planning to use my computer for several hours, is it OK to use the computer's sleep mode rather than shut it down completely?
The war on spam is best fought on multiple fronts, involving email administrators as well as end users. You can check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) about the computer security services it has available. In addition, become familiar with the junk email filters/controls offered by your email client and make sure the settings are appropriate for your particular situation; you will have choices regarding what is identified as junk mail and where it is moved. Keep in mind that you also have the ability to select individual emails and make sender-specific junk mail rules as you go along. To adjust your overall junk email filters/controls, follow the steps below.
1. With Thunderbird open, click your cursor arrow on "Tools" located in the menu bar.
2. Select "Options..." from the resulting drop-down menu.
3. When the Options window opens, select the "Privacy" icon.
4. Here you can select your default junk mail settings. For more in-depth (account-specific) settings, select "Tools" from the menu bar, then select "Account Settings..."
5. When you have made your selection, click the "OK" button to save your changes and close the Options window.
1. With Mail open, click your cursor arrow on the Mail menu and select "Preferences" from the resulting drop-down menu.
2. When the Preferences window opens, click on the "Junk Mail" button.
3. Check the box next to "Enable junk mail filtering." You can also set other preferences including where junk mail is moved and what types of messages are exempt from junk mail filtering.
4. When you are finished, close the Preferences window.
1. With Windows Live Mail open, click your cursor arrow on the down arrow underneath the "Junk" icon.
2. Select "Safety options..." from the resulting drop-down menu.
3. When the Safety Options window opens, make sure that the "Options" tab is selected.
4. Here you can choose the level of junk mail protection suitable for your individual needs.
5. When you have made your selection, click on the "Apply" button to save your changes and then the "OK" button to close the Safety Options window.
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