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Everyone's got an AntiSpam filter now. Its purpose is to weed out junk &
spam mails out of your Inbox, supposedly leaving behind legitimate
email. Most of these filters are applied from your Internet Service
Provider's (ISP) mailserver, and
are automated in nature.
email satisfies certain rules, it's placed in a blacklist, which means
cannot send to you anymore. Should your ISP allow you to manually
check the blacklisted addresses, and it mistakenly placed a legitimate
one in there, you can move it to your whitelist (allowable).
the ISP themselves become blacklisted, and, by extension, you get
Spoof me not
you may not know is, due to viruses spoofing your email address or just
by virtue of you sending an email that may satisfy the blacklist rules,
your legitimate email address can end up being blocked!
The question is-
do you know if you are?
Into the Ether it
filtering borrows from basic firewall rules, whereby suspect emails will
be dropped, and no bounce message will be generated. This discourages
the discovery of legitimate email addresses & servers, which propagates
address may very well be blacklisted at this very moment, and
you're happily sending out mails, invoices, important inter-office data,
etc, thinking it's delivered, and it very well may NOT.
To bcc: or not to
verify that really important emails are delivered, you can send yourself
a bcc: to a free email account, e.g. HotMail, Yahoo!, the upcoming
Google G-mail, etc. Chances are good that if your mail arrived at the
free services, it'll arrive at its intended destination.
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your data NOW!
"That's IT's job!" is the comment you
usually hear from people. It's most often heard when some file is lost
or can't be retrieved.
you read the IT Policy manual which states clearly that IT does
not backup the data on your PC?
It's 9a.m. Do you know where your backup
a manual isn't published in your company, it's safe to assume same- no
backup of your local hard drive is being done.
hard drives have come a long way and most live up to their 3-year
warranty lives, but nobody (except IT) knows how old your PC is, so you
may very well be on the verge of a crash, and subsequent loss of your
But I save in My
Oh really? Have you verified
that the My Documents folder is redirected to the server? Check it now:
RightMouseClick on the
My Documents Folder
If you see something
like C:\ or D:\ or even E:\ in some cases, it's NOT being saved on
Did you Save As...?
Ah, yes, on to the subject
of most hair follicle-removals. You receive an email with attachment,
and happily work on it for hours, pressing SAVE ever so often. You close
the document, and hey....? Where'd it go?
You know calling up the IT
Dept for this just brings blood to the boiling point, so the first thing
you should always do when you open email attachments is- SAVE AS, and place it in your
My Documents folder.
Even if the My Documents is
redirected, you're probably saving your personal files (e.g. CV, kids'
pics, the long-overdue resignation letter) on your desktop. They can't
fit on diskette, so maybe you should invest in a USB key drive, or a
personal tape backup solution, even a ZIP drive- it doesn't matter;
SAVE YOUR DATA NOW (on some removable media), before the "waiter
of crashed hard drives" comes to clean your platters.