Comments

Maria Ortiz September 26, 2012

All these are very nice and they surely help to increase efficiency but won’t they lead to many legit messages wrongfully labeled as spam? In a sense, it is guilty by association vs guilty by being proven guilty.

Mason Lancaster September 27, 2012

One of the first things I look at when I receive an e-mail is the sender. Then I go on with the subject. Usually a lot proceed with the latter, forgetting about the sender. I’ve learned my lesson. I received an e-mail once from my friend’s email. The mail said she’s asking for help because she’s stranded in some country. Fortunately I also logged in to Facebook, so I was able to verify straight from her if the information is correct. Just imagine if I immediately believed the spam simply because it came straight from my friend’s mail, which was hacked by the way.

Alexis September 27, 2012

There is actually a very cool technique I’ve learned earlier. I am not the most technical person in the world, so bear with me. Anyway, it’s with Gmail. Though you still get to open the email, but you don’t need to open the attachment or even sign up to whatever fake account (such as in Amazon). When you open the mail, you can look for the drop-down menu next to the reply button. In there you’ll see Show Original. It reveals some information especially IP address, which you can use to check if it’s from a dubious server or not. Hope this helps.

Natalie Newell September 27, 2012

I am really hoping that people like the Microsoft Office users would start using cloud once this gets out. I mean it wouldn’t be called the next big thing for businesses and for everyone if it isn’t going to be extremely useful. I personally am happy with these types of cloud services. I feel more confident travelling and creating backups for my copies. However, I’m also realistic. I agree with David. There are still a lot of die-hard fans of the desktop version. They need a lot of convincing before they even decide to believe in cloud services such as this one.

Agnes Freeman September 29, 2012

This is actually a very good article, educating people how to avoid, detect, and get rid of spam at the earliest stages. I would also like to recommend reading the sender’s name and subject. You can also activate the review pane, so you’ll be able to read a portion of the e-mail without opening it ever. Normally spam doesn’t have very long messages, so you can easily determine from the review pane if it sounds bogus or not. Also, please do report spam when you see one so the platform’s system can easily filter them out the next time they’re sent.

Mac King September 29, 2012

I think one of the best ways to beat spam is to have some form of education. This one is a good start. I’ll share this with my friends and family. I am also hoping there will be more specific tips in the coming blogs soon. Anyway, if I may add my own idea, a good technique I’ve learned is to double-check names, especially if they start using my friends’. It’s a little bit of a hassle, but seriously it doesn’t take a lot of time to give them a call or shoot them an email before you open it.

Gary Scott September 30, 2012

If you’re using Gmail, click on Spam. This worked for me a thousand times, though it seems to also place those hardly read mails straight to your Junk Mail. I should know since I also check Junk Mail just to ensure there are no good emails placed there. I also recommend that you do that since it’s unfair for valid emails to end up in the Spam folder. Either way, though, I am proud of Gmail for coming up with this strategy. It’s simply easy to use. No problems at all! I don’t even have to open my mail to use it.

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