How not to Spam your Friends | Useful Tips

I just received a spam email from someone I know. She doesn’t communicate at all (although she should); she just sends unwanted, advertising email, which are even lacking in taste at times.  Since this is a good way to lose friends fast, I am posting these two simple rules to help you keep them.

1) Do you regularly communicate with the person? If not, your offer is spam, don’t send it.

2) Make sure that your friend (or acquaintance) will accept or is expecting the email.

And remember that spamming doesn’t say much for you.

Bloggers Beware | Spam of the Week, by ComputorEdge Staff

The latest in annoying and dangerous e-mail currently making the rounds. This week has seen an attack on bloggers, with hackers looking for new victims. Bloggers beware; they are phishing for your account information.

Check the Spam of the Week: Bloggers Beware! by ComputorEdge Staff

Beware of Spam | Phishing Schemes | ComputorEdge

Beware of the new phishing schemes. A fake American Express phishing scheme is making the rounds.

Spam of the Week: American Express Online Form
“The latest in annoying and dangerous e-mail currently making the rounds.”
by ComputorEdge Staff

“The Facebook spam scams (“Spam of the Week” October 30 and November 6) have reemerged this week, possibly taking a shot at new Facebook users. More recently, there has been a fake e-mail that appears to be from American Express. (It’s not!) Most have a subject line of “important information” or some variation of that…

To read more please see: “Spam of the Week: American Express Online Form from ComputorEdge”

Buying Computers | What We Should Know

I am in the market for a new computer (Notebook or Netbook) and the last issue of computoredge is hot. I will give you the link here for a few specific educational articles; there are more.

Picking Computer Hardware by Pete Choppin
How much computing power do you need?
Whatever your specific task, the computer you buy should be suited for that task, requiring an understanding of the basic hardware components and what functions they perform.

Picking Operating Systems by Pete Choppin
Making a decision on your computer’s basic configuration.
Your choice of operating system determines to a great extent the applications you can run. What are the pros and cons of today’s common operating systems?

Marketing Mythologies about Macs and PCs by Barry Fass-Holmes
Cupertino and Redmond have it all wrong.
Cupertino’s and Redmond’s competing advertisements are simply wrong because the dualistic view of computers (and their users) is wrong. Rather, Macs are PCs.

EdgeWord: How Much Computer Memory? by Jack Dunning
A Minimum-Memory Recommendation
You don’t know what you will be doing with your computer in the future, so you should always get the optimal amount of memory for almost any possible use.
Plus, an original Jim Whiting Cartoon

And a dangerous email spam to be aware of:

Spam of the Week: Your Photo Is on the Web by ComputorEdge Staff
The latest in annoying and dangerous e-mail currently making the rounds.
When someone tells you there is a picture of you posted on the Web, who doesn’t want to look? Of course, when it comes from a stranger, we should be suspicious.

For all these and more follow the link below:

http://webserver.computoredge.com/online.mvc?article=toc&issue=2748&zone=SD&src=1

Or do a search at www.computoredge.com

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