Written by Pavel Lenshin


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What every small business operator always lacks is time. Sometimes lack of time leads to inefficiency, what in its turn, leads to business failure even if you have plenty of financial resources.

That is why there are so many programs designed to automate every business step starting from sign up process and ending with processing online payments.

Autoresponders play a special part. Atrepparttar dawn of their usage they greatly assist in solvingrepparttar 109567 most time-consuming business task that is customer support. Nowadays there are other ways of how autoresponder can help with your everyday routine tasks. Below arerepparttar 109568 most common tasks where autoresponder fully reveal its potential:

1. Customer support; 2. Singup/unsubscription procedures; 3. Timely delivered emails; 4. Electronic materials on request;

Response tracking. The usage of autoresponder as a customer support is based onrepparttar 109569 topic your customer interests in. Whether it is problems with program installation, billing or general question, it will reply with pre-written answersrepparttar 109570 same moment email was received from customer.

In very basic way autoresponder can simply notify customer/visitor that his/her inquiry was received and will be answered within 24 hours.

Subscription/unsubscription is also usually required instant notification. The majority of existed mailing scripts have an automatic notification feature, still in its basis it isrepparttar 109571 same old autoresponder.

Ezine or newsletter subscription is notrepparttar 109572 only process where autoresponder can give you a hand. They help in many cases with all sorts of email notifications of successful sale, accepted inquiry, thanking for completingrepparttar 109573 survey and many other cases.

Next way of autoresponder usage proved to earn huge income to many online entrepreneurs. Timely delivered follow up emails that are based on autoresponder are widely recognized as a must-have marketing strategy. The theory behind claims that biggest customer response is gained at 8th contact only. That is why business owners setup a follow up autoresponder sequence that, when signup for, starts emailing pre-written messages on specified time basis - daily, every other day, weekly, biweekly etc, generatingrepparttar 109574 biggest possible response rate on complete autopilot, without any need of owner interference.

Email courses are small variation of previous strategy. They were designed to educate interested people, workrepparttar 109575 same way as product follow-ups do, still serving as a perfect marketing tool for generating subscribers, customers without any hassle.

Who can read your email?

Written by Mark Brooks

Internet Security Threats: Who can read your email? =================================================== Nov 23, 2003 Before being able to choose a secure Internet communication system, you need to understandrepparttar threats to your security.

Sincerepparttar 109566 beginning ofrepparttar 109567 Internet there has been a naive assumption onrepparttar 109568 part of most email users thatrepparttar 109569 only people who are reading their email arerepparttar 109570 people they are sending it to. After all, with billions of emails and gigabytes of data moving overrepparttar 109571 Internet every day, who would be able to find their single email in such a flood of data?

Wake-up and smellrepparttar 109572 coffee! Our entire economy is now information based, andrepparttar 109573 majority of that mission critical information is now flowing throughrepparttar 109574 Internet in some form, from emails and email attachments, to corporate FTP transmissions and instant messages.

Human beings, especially those strange creatures with a criminal mind, look for every possible advantage in a dog eat dog world, even if that advantage includes prying into other peoples' mail or even assuming your identity. The privacy of your Internet communications has now becomerepparttar 109575 front line in a struggle forrepparttar 109576 soul ofrepparttar 109577 Internet.

The New Generation Packet Sniffers: ===================================

Atrepparttar 109578 beginning of 2001, most computer security professionals began to become aware of an alarming new threat to Internet security,repparttar 109579 proliferation of cheap, easy to use packet sniffer software. Anyone with this new software, a high school education, and network access can easily eavesdrop on email messages and FTP transmissions. Software packages such as Caspa 3.0 or PassDetect - Ace Password Sniffer automaterepparttar 109580 task of eavesdropping torepparttar 109581 point were if you send an email messages overrepparttar 109582 Internet withrepparttar 109583 phrase "Credit Card", it's almost a certainty that someone, somewhere will capture it, attachments and all.

(Caspa 3.0 - from ColaSoft Corporation, located in Chengdu, China,PassDetect - a product whose advertised purpose is to sniff passwords sent in email, over HTTP, or over FTP from EffeTech Corporation, )

A good example of this new class of software is called MSN Sniffer, also from Effetech, and it highlightsrepparttar 109584 "party line" openness of today's LAN and Internet environments. Just like old telephone party lines, MSN sniffer lets you listen-in on other people's conversations, just like picking up another phone on a party line.

On their web site, Effetech advertises MSN Sniffer as:

"a handy network utility to capture MSN chat on a network. It records MSN conversations automatically. All intercepted messages can be saved as HTML files for later processing and analyzing. It is very easy to make it to work. Just runrepparttar 109585 MSN Sniffer on any computer on your network, and start to capture. It will record any conversation from any PC onrepparttar 109586 network."

Just asrepparttar 109587 Internet has been flooded by a deluge of spam messages afterrepparttar 109588 introduction of cheap, easy-to-use spam generation software,repparttar 109589 same effect is now taking place with sniffer software. The major difference is that, unlike spam, Internet eavesdropping is totally invisible, and ten times as deadly. How much ofrepparttar 109590 identity theft being reported today is a direct result of Internet eavesdropping? Its hard to tell, but withrepparttar 109591 every growing dependency by individuals and corporations on Internet communications, opportunities to "capture" your sensitive data abound.

Most FTP transmission are unencrypted! =====================================

As of November 2003,repparttar 109592 majority of corporate FTP transmissions are still unencrypted (unencrypted is geek speak for "inrepparttar 109593 clear" ) and almost all email communications take place "inrepparttar 109594 clear". Many email and FTP transmissions travel over 30 or more "hops" to make its way fromrepparttar 109595 sender and receiver. Each one of these hops is a separate network, often owned by a different Internet Service Provider (ISP). Any Idiot inrepparttar 109596 Middle Even a well run corporation must still primarily rely on trusting its employees, contractors and suppliers to respectrepparttar 109597 privacy ofrepparttar 109598 data flowing over its networks. Withrepparttar 109599 new sniffer technology, all it takes is one "idiot inrepparttar 109600 middle", and your security is compromised. It could berepparttar 109601 admin assistant sitting inrepparttar 109602 cubical next to you, or a network assistant working for one ofrepparttar 109603 many ISPs your data will travel over, but somewhere, someone is listening. Maybe all he is looking for is his next stock trading idea, or maybe he wants to take over your eBay account so he can sell a nonexistent laptop to some unsuspecting "sucker" using your good name. its all happening right now, at some ofrepparttar 109604 most respected companies inrepparttar 109605 world. Access to your network doesn't have to come from a malicious or curious employee-many Internet worms, Trojans and viruses are designed to open up security holes on a PC so that other software can be installed. Once a hacker has access to one computer in your network, or one computer on your ISP's network, he can then use a sniffer to analyze allrepparttar 109606 traffic onrepparttar 109607 network.

So I'll password-protect my files, right? : =========================================

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