10 Cardinal Sins of Web Design

ACCESSIBILITY: Keep these Dos and Don’ts in mind when designing a website, email, app or anything. #webdesign #mobiledesign #emaildesign #appdesign #accessibility #aoda

Kudos to Karwai Pun and accessibility group at Home Office Digital who created dos and don’ts posters as a way of approaching accessibility from a design perspective for UK Government.  Currently, there are six different posters in the series that cater to users from these areas: low vision, D/deaf and hard of hearing, dyslexia, motor disabilities, users … Continue reading “ACCESSIBILITY: Keep these Dos and Don’ts in mind when designing a website, email, app or anything. #webdesign #mobiledesign #emaildesign #appdesign #accessibility #aoda”

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GMAIL: 6 Things Every Canadian Business Owner Needs to Know!

If you haven’t already setup an account for your personal and business brands at gmail.com, grab it now before it’s gone. Like domain names, they are Global demand and wouldn’t it be horrible if your competitor registered it before you? Read the fine print as this impacts #PIPEDA #GDPR and other Internet laws Review settings … Continue reading “GMAIL: 6 Things Every Canadian Business Owner Needs to Know!”

Change your email signature regularly

Change your email signature regularly

Email signatures are part of your brand, and have many benefits: If you always use the same signature people will stop noticing it It’s a great way to do simplistic A B testing, share the latest and invite them to join you on your social media sites. Links make it easy for people to take action

Gravatar + Gmail trick = Less spam

Gravatar + Gmail trick = Less spam + added protection of your email address and identity What to do to protect your email address and identity To solve the identity and spam problem that Gravatar presents, the most effective option is to use a unique email address to register on each website you are a member … Continue reading “Gravatar + Gmail trick = Less spam”

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Why does #GMail take so long to display my new messages?

If you’re importing mail into your GMail account, you may have noticed that it can take a bit of time for the new messages to appear. The reason for this is pretty straight-forward – GMail is analyzing how frequently you receive email at each account, and schedules its checks based on this. So, if you’re … Continue reading “Why does #GMail take so long to display my new messages?”

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How Do I Send & Receive Branded Email Through My GMail Account?

Did you know that you can change send and receive branded emails (such as you@yourdomain.com) through your GMail account? Not only that, but it’s quick and easy to set up! Get all the benefits of GMail using your own branded email address. It’s free! Easy to set up on mobile devices, especially Androids You probably … Continue reading “How Do I Send & Receive Branded Email Through My GMail Account?”

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CASL (Canada Anti Spam Legislation): 3 things every sender of commercial mail needs to know

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) establishes rules for the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and the installation of computer programs. CASL also prohibits the unauthorized alteration of transmission data. The rules that apply to CEMs come into force on July 1, 2014 while the rules governing computer programs take effect Jan. 15, 2015, followed by … Continue reading “CASL (Canada Anti Spam Legislation): 3 things every sender of commercial mail needs to know”

What does phishing mean?

EMAIL PHISHING & SPOOFING

Have you ever received an email which says it is from you – but which you know you didn’t send? They probably look like spam, and will usually include an email address to reply to inside the message. These messages are a type of phishing attack and the attacker is spoofing your email address. What … Continue reading “EMAIL PHISHING & SPOOFING”

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E-MAIL ETIQUETTE: Do’s and don’ts you need to know!

E-Mail is quick, convenient and economical. But like any form of business communication, e-mail follows a few common rules of courtesy: 1. SUBJECT LINE–Always use this field and make it as descriptive as possible. A descriptive subject says, “open me”. It also makes your message easy to find again. 2. CAPS–Refrain from typing in ALL … Continue reading “E-MAIL ETIQUETTE: Do’s and don’ts you need to know!”

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BRANDED EMAIL ADDRESSES: Control, advertising & peace of mind

If you phone a company you’ve dealt with (or considered dealing with) and the phone number is “out of service”, you might hunt for their new number. But time is money. You might contact the person you met at yesterday’s breakfast meeting instead. Whether the business moved or changed phone numbers, your call represents a … Continue reading “BRANDED EMAIL ADDRESSES: Control, advertising & peace of mind”

Where can I get help and support for Rogers?

Rogers’ web page for e-mail problems: http://help.yahoo.com/rogers/mail/ Rogers Tech Support (1-888-288-4663) What is Rogers/Yahoo Spamguard Protection? http://help.yahoo.com/rogers/mail/spam/#spamguard Rogers/Yahoo Spam Protection is a feature you have to turn on by logging onto Rogers web site. By default, the feature is turned off. Rogers tells us that all e-mail is delivered, but anything deemed to be ‘bulk’ … Continue reading “Where can I get help and support for Rogers?”

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What is phishing?

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) refers to fraudulent communications designed to deceive consumers into divulging personal, financial, or account information. Phishing emails often appear to come from legitimate financial institutions or retailers. Such requests may ask for information including account numbers, passwords, user names or social security numbers. These fraudulent emails often create a false sense of … Continue reading “What is phishing?”

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How do I choose an e-mail address?

Many people use a combination of first and last name. Some suggestions for John Smith, President of Your Domain are: john@yourdomain.com john-smith@yourdomain.com john.smith@yourdomain.com jsmith@yourdomain.com smith@yourdomain.com president@yourdomain.com domain_president@yourdomain.com Spaces and apostrophes can’t be used. Substitute a period (.), dash (-), or underscore (_).

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What is dictionary spam?

Dictionary spam is a technique spammers use. In simple terms they create a list of email addresses by merging domain name databases (commonly available) with the ‘dictionary’ database which contains all the words in the dictionary, plus common names and words commonly used for email addresses e.g. info@ or service@. People who choose to use … Continue reading “What is dictionary spam?”

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What is a false positive?

In programs used to filter spam, a false positive is a legitimate message mistakenly marked as spam. This can happen because the domain or network the person is sending from is used to send a lot of spam (such as hotmail), because their computer, or a computer they use is infected with a virus, or … Continue reading “What is a false positive?”

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What does ‘whitelisted’ mean?

A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received. E-mail blocking programs, also called a spam filters, are intended to prevent most unsolicited e-mail messages (spam) from appearing in subscriber inboxes. But these programs are not perfect. Cleverly crafted spam gets … Continue reading “What does ‘whitelisted’ mean?”

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Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address

What does ‘whitelisted’ mean? A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received. E-mail blocking programs, also called a spam filters, are intended to prevent most unsolicited e-mail messages (spam) from appearing in subscriber inboxes. But these programs are not perfect. … Continue reading “Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address”