How to Prevent Virus thro' Email

Written by Dilip Dahanukar

Recently my Norton Anti-Virus (NAV) detected a virus coming through email. This happened as my preview pane was open inrepparttar Inbox and it openedrepparttar 109599 virus email automatically as soon as it was downloaded. The NAV could not repairrepparttar 109600 file so I had to deleterepparttar 109601 infected file. I found to my utter horror that deletingrepparttar 109602 file disabled my browser. It also disabled my CD writer. I had to save my data using Iomega 250MB zip drive which fortunately worked but only inrepparttar 109603 slow SAFE mode of Windows! Ultimately I had to Quick Restore my Compaq computer. It took me 2 days to reload various programs and data! This could have been avoided if I had taken a few simple precautions. I have written out these precautions as tips on how to configurerepparttar 109604 email program so that you can prevent a disaster like mine.

Tips for configuring both Outlook Express (OE) and Microsoft Outlook (MSO) particularly to block viruses hitting your computer automatically. These precautions will save you a lot of trouble.

1.Switch offrepparttar 109605 preview panel inrepparttar 109606 INBOX. This prevents any virus getting into your system by automatic opening inrepparttar 109607 preview pane.

Mining eMail Gold

Written by Jeff Jordan

------------------------------------------------------------ Mining eMail Gold By Jeffrey Jordan, Copyright 2002 ------------------------------------------------------------

Ther's gold in them thar hills... or more likely, inrepparttar good graces of your prospects and customers.

We are out ofrepparttar 109598 dog days of summer andrepparttar 109599 holiday season is quickly approaching. Now isrepparttar 109600 time to make sure that you are maximizingrepparttar 109601 impact of your sales/marketing process, specifically your communications with your opt-in email base of prospects and customers.

Your opt-in email can be a lot of things including your newsletter, order acknowledgements, customer service follow-ups and so on.

If we approach our customer's right, using one of our most power tools our opt-in email communications, we can significantly improve our sales.

The October 2002 Consumer Email Study by DoubleClick revealed some customer preferences that can help you improve your results.

First, getting your prospect/customer to openrepparttar 109602 email can be no small task. No matter what you say in your email, if they never open it, it's a lost cause.

Inrepparttar 109603 study, 60% ofrepparttar 109604 respondents said thatrepparttar 109605 most important factor in opening their email was whorepparttar 109606 email was from, while 35% saidrepparttar 109607 subject line was most important. So treat your opt-in base like gold and you have addressed 60%.

Remember, every message that you send to your list will be evaluated by your customers and THEY will makerepparttar 109608 decision if your email will be worthy of a look inrepparttar 109609 future. If you have blown their trust inrepparttar 109610 past they may never open what you send them or may permanently route you torepparttar 109611 trash folder.

Stillrepparttar 109612 subject line is most important to a significant portion of email users. Some interesting gender based results came out ofrepparttar 109613 study.

Compelling Information/News 69% Male 46% Female

Discount offer 50% Male 64% Female

New Product Announcement 37% Male 39% Female

Free Shipping 28% Male 43% Female

If you are selling primarily to one gender you can make a significant difference in open rates by using a subject line theme which will get a larger response from that group such as discounts for female and compelling news for males. Perhaps you combine a discount with compelling news inrepparttar 109614 subject line. When you think about it, getting a 64-69% open rate is pretty significant consideringrepparttar 109615 busy world in which we live.

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