Category Archives: geek

A Brief Intro to Ethernet and Custom Wireless Ethernet

You’ve probably heard the term “Ethernet cable.” Or at least you have if you were involved with computers before the wireless revolution! But what exactly is Ethernet? And what is custom wireless Ethernet? Read on for a quick intro. What is Ethernet? Technically speaking, Ethernet is a collection of networking technologies that allow computers to…
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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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Why Internet Slowdown Day Matters

If certain large carriers get their way, many sites may load slower for consumers. Your Internet connection might look like it is slower than normal today, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. This is due to an online, grassroots protest called Internet Slowdown Day. Your connection will be working just fine, but many sites -- including top…
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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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