People have been receiving the “You Have Been Watching Porn Email ” we have recorded you doing it and will send it to all your friends unless you pay a ransom. This email is fake , you are not infected , do not respond to it , your email address was harvested from the internet. Just delete it and ignore it. I have received 3 phone calls from people today over this , who believed it was real and debated paying it. Again just delete the email. Your computer is just fine and while you are there you should really turn on junk email filtering. Below is a copy of the email US National Central Bureau Interpol <email@example.com>Wed 17/07/2019 10:26 PM firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings! I have bad news for you.11.02.2019 – I have broken your operating system today and got full access to your email account It is unnecessary to change the… Read MoreContinue Reading
Outlook can and does have issues for many people and businesses out there
Email correspondence is very important to us but sometimes things can go wrong – read the full post for more detailsContinue Reading
Not all relationships last forever and many will share their passwords , logon details , account details with their partners in life.
So what do you do when things go wrong and your partner has known all your passwords and logins for your devices and accounts.Continue Reading
Many people still use Outlook for their emails and get many junk emails coming through but have not taken the time to adjust their junk email settings.
When I visit clients they have never altered their junk email settings as it is usually at the default setting of No Automatic Filtering.
There are however other settings that you can choose which will be far better at capturing JunkContinue Reading
There are 2 initial ways for people to try and stop spam or unwanted emails from appearing on your devices. Filter them after they arrive on your computer / tablet / smartphone- this means tagging them as spam or junk and moving them to a spam folder. This does mean they will arrive on your computer / tablet / smartphone , then you have to do something about them. Filter them before they arrive on your computer / tablet / smartphone which means doing it at your internet service providers online email page ( webmail ).This means they will not appear on your computers / smartphone / tablet inbox. This does take time to work as you have to train the email client to recognise the unwanted emails and delete them. However doing it at your ISP webmail page means them not being downloaded to your device where you have to… Read MoreContinue Reading
Not all relationships last forever and many will share their passwords with their partners in life. So what do you do when things go wrong and your partner has known all your passwords and logins for your devices and accounts. You should change passwords on the following : Email accounts Social media Gmail if you are an Android user Apple ID if you are an iPhone user Change your security questions for any account Check to make sure that your phone number is used for 2 factor authentication Also in many cases if the split has not gone well you may consider not using social media for a while.Continue Reading
Email can be frustrating when your inbox fills with emails you did not want and will never read from the same people / businesses / organisations that you just end up deleting. If you run Outlook or Gmail you can create rules for Outlook and Labels for Gmail so that you never see those emails and they just appear in a spam folder or the deleted folder. The following are 2 articles that will help you understand how to achieve a better inbox How to use Outlook rules to easily organise your inbox Understanding Gmail – Inbox managementContinue Reading
If you receive an email that claims you owe money and follow the link to pay the bill then stop.
Do not click that link.
From the too good to be true files. These are arriving into inboxes at the moment and they are not legitimate and will surely cause a level of infection on your computer. Do not open them and do not press the PLAY buttonContinue Reading