Category Archives: Email

Mysterious email settings: IMAP and POP

Are you excited about the new laptop you bought? Playing with your new tablet? Well it’s all fun and games until someone gets POP-ed. That’s right: we’re going to talk about POP and IMAP. Don’t be ashamed that you have no idea what that means; for most of my life I have closed my eyes…
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Warning: Email phishing attacks are targeting you

Do you know how to tell a legitimate email from a targeted phishing attack? Sometimes it's not easy to tell what's real and what isn't, even for the most sophisticated email user. This article will help you or someone you care about learn what to look for so that your information stays safe. Within the…
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Spam Prevention

What is Spam? When FRII talks about spam (in the context of email), we’re referring to emails that are both unsolicited and bulk. For your convenience, here is a more technical definition from Spamhaus.org, a reputable anti-spam protection organization: An electronic message is "spam" if (A) the recipient's personal identity and context are irrelevant because…
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How to use mailing lists

Types of Mailing Lists Mailing lists are a convenient and adaptable method for email users to manage electronic mail distributions. These lists are typically used, and are subsequently named, for one of two purposes: announcement and discussion lists. Announcement lists are used to distribute email to a group of email addresses for newsletters, periodicals, and…
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Mailing Lists: EZMLM v. Mailman — Which is better?

If you need to send an email to a lot of people all at once, the best way to do this is through an e-mail mailing list. Most email providers won’t allow you to send too many emails without one (for instance, FRII has a rate limit that doesn’t allow any user to send email…
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Email Clients – What is POP3?

POP3 and IMAP4 are the two vastly most popular protocols for a computer to interact with email from a mail server. As a NOC Technician, one of the most common questions I run into on a day to day basis can be summarized as, "What the heck are those?" This is a question I hope…
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