Posts Tagged ‘browsers’

Norton Safe Web Lays An Egg

Monday, January 5th, 2015

User’s of any Norton product (owned by Symantec) are running into some very strange errors when trying to access OnlyMyEmail’s web site lately.

In fact, they’re being told that we’re a malicious infected malware site and cannot be trusted.

Pretty startling, given our beyond stellar reputation as the most accurate spam filtering system on the Internet since we launched in 2003, winning awards from PC Magazine, PC World and blocking more spam than any other filter ever tested by the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Competition.

What dangerous and malicious ill-willed behavior are we up to over here recently?

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Show Me the Way to the Next Status Bar

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “status bar”, you might think it’s a nightclub that makes you feel important. Badump-bum-tsh.

Nope. Status bars don’t serve alcohol.

Now that that’s out of the way. Let’s look at what a status bar really is. more »

What Happens If I Click That Link?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

An important email safety practice is to avoid clicking on links that aren’t safe. This begs the question “How do I know if a link is safe to click?” The truth is you can never be sure, but there are ways of mitigating the risk.

A link’s presentation has two major components:

  1. The visible text (or image)
  2. The URL that the link references

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What’s A Browser?

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Web browsers, or browsers for short, aren’t strictly an email related topic. However, the browser has become an important tool to most email users because of the proliferation of web-based (browser-based) email clients. Many email users have never used a stand-alone email client and have always processed their email using a browser-based client.

The best known browsers are:

You are almost certainly using at least one of these.

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Internet Explorer’s Zero Day Vulnerability

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Recent tech news reports have been buzzing about a new zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. While this is not strictly a spam or email issue we thought it was worth mentioning because this attack vector can ultimately be used to seize control of exposed machines and turn them into zombies in some spammer’s botnet.

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