How to Avoid Spam Filters

It can be annoying to carefully craft an email and send it out to folks only to have it end up in their spam filter. There aren’t hard and fast rules for avoiding this, but knowing how spam filters operate can give you an idea how to keep your emails from landing in junk folders. (more…)

Spot a Scam in your Inbox

While wandering about the net I chanced on an article from Microsoft.  It’s a concise overview of what to look for in a well-crafted scam.  Fortunately for us most scams aren’t as well constructed, so they usually have one or two of these earmarks:  shortened URLs, wacky email addresses, weird information, and will almost always ask for your sensitive data.

Often the scam will try to play on your emotions to elicit a response.  One such scam is in the form of an email from a friend stuck in a foreign country who lost their wallet and needs money to get back home. The victim sends money to an overseas money order location and the scam is complete.