Stop Internet Pollution

Written by Chuck Bauer

As we blaze intorepparttar new millennium, technology continues it’s rapid pace yet most people and businesses are not realizingrepparttar 109564 consequence of e-mail. Even as we increase our level of electronic communication, so goesrepparttar 109565 multitudes of new e-mail and internet users floodingrepparttar 109566 bandwidth. Along with all this new hyper growth comes new internet-based abuses and challenges that affect all of us personally and professionally.

These days everyone receives too many e-mails. Unnecessary messages are annoying. The information contained in this article suggests ways to become a solution torepparttar 109567 pollution, decrease spam and allow routine users to have higher levels of electronic savvy. You’ll also find out through our Top Ten Starts and Top Ten Stops how to takerepparttar 109568 necessary steps to protect e-mail addresses from potential abuses.

TOP TEN STARTS: 1.Deleting most e-mails when you do not recognizerepparttar 109569 sender. 2.Compressing information down to concise points. 3.Identifying who you are inrepparttar 109570 subject field. 4.Addressing distribution e-mails to yourself. 5.Placing addresses in Bcc field when sending distribution e-mails. 6.Being respectful of other’s e-mail privacy and time. 7.Cleaning up e-mails if your intent is to pass them along. 8.Educating yourself to increase your Internet savvy. 9.Forgiving others when they mess up. 10.Using spell check before sending e-mails.

TOP TEN STOPS: 1.Placing your entire e-mail database or lists intorepparttar 109571 To or Cc field. 2.Using sarcasm and humor in some e-mails. 3.Opening e-mails with a “fwd” or “fw” inrepparttar 109572 subject matter. 4.Using ALL CAPS or CAPS LOCK in your messages. 5.Writing anything you don’t want shared in public. 6.Changing e-mails addresses every so often. 7.Sending unnecessary attached files. 8.Sending messages using typical spam titles inrepparttar 109573 subject field. 9.Passing along virus alerts. 10.Replying to spam.


1.START deleting most e-mails when not recognizingrepparttar 109574 sender Due torepparttar 109575 huge amount of spam, along withrepparttar 109576 on-going presence of virus’s embedded into e-mail messages,repparttar 109577 current trend today is to automatically delete any messages that you are not certain whorepparttar 109578 sender is. Purge your “deleted items” folder often.

2.START compressing information down to concise points Keep your messages short, concise and torepparttar 109579 point. In other words, have a point then get to it. Most users do not enjoy reading lengthy messages or novels on their screens and they have a tendency to delete or ignore these type of messages. See additional information about information compression by clicking here or clicking your browser to:

3.START identifying who YOU are inrepparttar 109580 subject field Make surerepparttar 109581 recipient knows your e-mail address or is expecting your e-mail. If I am speaking to a client onrepparttar 109582 phone and following up via e-mail, I’ll alertrepparttar 109583 client to my forthcoming message or referencerepparttar 109584 phone call inrepparttar 109585 subject field.

4.START addressing distribution e-mails to yourself Each receiving recipient sees only two e-mail addresses of which both are yours. It will be seen onrepparttar 109586 receiving end like this: To: “Your e-mail address” Fr: “Your e-mail address” And . . .

5.START placing addresses in Bcc field when sending distribution e-mails It is a discourtesy to give out someone's e-mail address. When you send an e-mail message to multiple people and use To or Cc to addressrepparttar 109587 message, everyone sees each other's e-mail address.

Creating A Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) Field: To send a message withoutrepparttar 109588 recipient's name showing: In a message, click To. Inrepparttar 109589 Type name or select from list box, typerepparttar 109590 name, or click Find. Inrepparttar 109591 Name list, clickrepparttar 109592 name, and then click Bcc. Click Send. Or . . . You can displayrepparttar 109593 Bcc box in all new messages that you compose. If Word is your e-mail editor, in a new message, clickrepparttar 109594 arrow torepparttar 109595 right ofrepparttar 109596 Options button, and then click Bcc. If you are usingrepparttar 109597 Outlook e-mail editor, in a new message, onrepparttar 109598 View menu, click Bcc Field. Ifrepparttar 109599 Bcc field isn't visible when you create a new message, you can add it.

6.START being respectful of other’s e-mail privacy and time Everyone is very busy and most place a high level of significance on their time and privacy. Be respectful by applyingrepparttar 109600 things learned in this article and by sharing this valuable information with others. 7.START cleaning up e-mails if your intent is to pass them along We’ve all seen it,repparttar 109601 folks who view an e-mail and want to pass it along so they automatically click “forward.” Inrepparttar 109602 To field they click in their entire e-mail database and hit send. Instead, stoprepparttar 109603 pollution by (a) click “forward” onrepparttar 109604 tool bar (b) remove allrepparttar 109605 fwd’s, message headers and anyone’s e-mail address that may appear (c) place your own e-mail address inrepparttar 109606 To field and (d) place repparttar 109607 e-mail addresses you want to sendrepparttar 109608 message to inrepparttar 109609 Bcc field.

8.START educating yourself to increase your Internet savvy Educate yourself onrepparttar 109610 proper uses ofrepparttar 109611 Internet and stop with excuses such as “It’s too late to teach an old dog new tricks.” An easy way to educate yourself is to search out onrepparttar 109612 various search engines for information about Internet Pollution or e-mail etiquette. Your company might consider “E-Mail Essentials,” a significant half day training offered byrepparttar 109613 author through The Enspiron Training Company.

9.START forgiving others when they mess up Almost daily, I receive e-mail messages from acquaintances that violate most of repparttar 109614 information contained in this article. Instead of spending useless energy registering a complaint or ignoring it, I politely make a specific request for them to change what it is they are doing and why. If you’re going to be part ofrepparttar 109615 pollution solution then provide suggestions on “what they should do.” 10.START using spell check before sending e-mails Using your built in spell checker is a sure way to avoid embarrassments, especially when communicating professionally. Don’t compromise your messages, use spell check.

MyDoom Virus & How YOU can help!

Written by Val Burnett

We have been monitoring stories and technical information that is available on this Virus that is Spreading like Wildfire! We believe that starting Feb 1st, we may see things slow down onrepparttar net, email problems, sites not available etc. We saw it before with last years big virus, but sources say this new virus isrepparttar 109563 worst one yet.

Based on their code,repparttar 109564 Mydoom worms are scheduled to launch denial of service attacks againstrepparttar 109565 SCO Group Inc. and Microsoft Corp., starting Feb. 1. A DOS attack meansrepparttar 109566 infected computers are set to overload both companies' web servers with bogus information, in an attempt to prevent access by legitimate users.

Mydoom.B also prevents infected computers from accessingrepparttar 109567 web sites of Microsoft and many anti-virus software makers, making it difficult forrepparttar 109568 owner of an infected machine to get help.

With hundreds of thousands of infected computers as of Friday and atrepparttar 109569 estimated rate of 12,000 per hour systems becoming infected, this virus is taking over. It has been estimated that now 20% of all email that is being sent/received isrepparttar 109570 Mydoom virus and its variants! With this many systems infected and once Feb 1st hits, these infected systems will startrepparttar 109571 DoS attacks from all overrepparttar 109572 world. How will this affect you?

Email Service could be slowed down, pop3 errors, websites slow to bring up or not available. Yes, this could very well affect even our sites and

your access to them whenrepparttar 109573 DoS attacks start and there is NOTHING we can do to prevent this from occurring except educate our members and provide information on how to protect your system. This virus will cause so much information to be passed throughrepparttar 109574 nets backbones that it will cause congestion, packet loss, instability ofrepparttar 109575 major backbones and services being temporarily denied while major ISPs attempt to block and prevent further problems due torepparttar 109576 DoS attacks and this virus.

This could turn into a nightmare for many companies that do business and depend on email, website reliability etc. HOW CAN YOU HELP?


There is NO reason that anyone onrepparttar 109577 internet should not have an anti-virus software installed on their computer. The fact that many do not and many that do not update their software regularly plus opening of

attachments when you do not know who they are from or where not expecting it - This is what is causingrepparttar 109578 spread of these viruses like wildfire.

MyDoom Details -

Avoid opening attachments from suspicious email messages Emails sent out by Mydoom.B are generated randomly. The From address may also be spoofed to appear as thoughrepparttar 109579 message is from a different address.

The subject ofrepparttar 109580 message will include one ofrepparttar 109581 following:

Delivery Error hello Error Mail Delivery System Mail Transaction Failed Returned mail Server Report Status Unable to deliverrepparttar 109582 message

Not all email messages with these subject lines carryrepparttar 109583 MyDoom.B virus, some may be legitimate status messages.

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