GMAIL GAME

If the email monster has you trembling in a corner, here’s a free game to help. It only works on Gmail accounts, but that was good enough for us (and 200 million other users) as it went through our email like a squad car through jelly donuts.

The game is made by Baydin, which also has plug-ins for Outlook and Gmail to let you sche

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YAHOO! SOMEONE IS WATCHING

Privacy watchdogs went on the alert recently when a new version of Yahoo! mail included targeted ads. How can they target you if they don’t read your email?

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A DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS

Choose a new email address at bouncr.com and any email sent to that address will pass on to your regular email account, but the sender won’t know your true address.

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN SECURITY

A few days ago we used the computer at a first class hotel and found out later that spam had been sent out in our name. Of course we wonder what other information they collected from our online use. This is pretty scary, since it means there was malware on the computer in the hotel’s “business center” and that a program had intercepted our emails. And believe us, this was a hotel that considered itself five-star.  We are going to bring our laptop if we stay there again, with all the latest security updates on it. Free programs are the most popular security apps. Avast leads the way, followed by Avira Anti-Virus, AVG and Microsoft’s Security Essentials. We use Avast […]

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SPAM FLU

Spammers and hackers are taking advantage of Swine flu fears by sending out viruses and scams.

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ANOTHER KIND OF BUBBLE

ZoneAlarm’s new “ForceField” software wraps you in a virtual bubble of invisibility while you surf the web. Since you’re invisible, you can bank online or shop, without picking up any spyware or malware.

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A TALE OF TOO MUCH MAIL

Setting up a Google Apps account solves spam problem.

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EMAIL OVERLOAD AND OTHER PROBLEMS

We used to be crushed by email overload (more than 200 a day). Now we’re merely miffed. This welcome change in our emotional condition was brought about through Google’s free email service, Gmail.com.

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WHAT'S THE PASSWORD?

Like 63 percent of everybody, we use one simple password for most of our online transactions. This is dangerous. If you’re at a coffee shop using a free wireless connection, the person next to you can lift your password. SignupShield is a free program that can prevent this.

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WHAT’S THE PASSWORD?

Like 63 percent of everybody, we use one simple password for most of our online transactions. This is dangerous. If you’re at a coffee shop using a free wireless connection, the person next to you can lift your password. SignupShield is a free program that can prevent this.

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