Tag Archives: Email

The BitCoin Sex Trap Email Extortion Scam

An Odd and Very Demanding Message Last Friday night, I received a note from “Hyman Cipolletta” using the Outlook.com account rriivoryorz@hotmail.com. The message header shows that the message originated in a North American server (Namprd12.prod.outlook.com) in the common Office 365 … Continue reading

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A brief history of Exchange Time Management

It might just be me, but the sounds of bitter complaints by users whose calendars have been thrown into confusion by some combination of user error, Exchange server bug, and client mess-up appear to have quietened recently. At least, my … Continue reading

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Dealing with Inbox Clutter – with or without vacations

The news that Daimler has decided to implement software that deletes email received by users when they are on vacation might make other companies believe that such a course is a very good thing. After all, you’re not supposed to … Continue reading

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Email’s about to die? I think not

Ho hum: the recent Wired.com article “The Next Big Thing You Missed: Email’s About to Die, Argues Facebook Co-Founder” seemed to be one big advertisement for Asana, a startup based in San Francisco. Asana, led by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, … Continue reading

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Contemplating Yammer

Microsoft’s $1.2 billion purchase of Yammer in June 2012 is now starting to get traction as the technology becomes more integrated with the rest of the Office suite. Officially described as an internal social network, Yammer is sometimes compared to … Continue reading

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PRISM, Internet Data, Email, and Auntie Mary’s messages

In 1948, it seems like George Orwell was quite prescient when he wrote “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment” in his novel “1984”. Apple used the vision painted by … Continue reading

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Oops – “Reply All” strikes again

Anyone who’s worked with email for a while is probably well aware of the havoc that the uncontrolled (or unintended) use of the Reply/All option can wreak on the unwary. It was interesting to see The Register report on the … Continue reading

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Be careful when you use BCCs

I’ve just posted a mea cupla to WindowsITPro.com describing a recent embarrassing situation that I caused for myself by copying someone as a BCC recipient on a note sent to a confidential distribution list. That person then promptly sent a note … Continue reading

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Has an email disclaimer any legal effect?

On May 7, I posted about the Economist article “Spare us the email yada-yada” that asserted that email disclaimers have no legal effect. Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway subsequently waded into the debate on June 5 with her column that … Continue reading

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