Many of us have used web-based email, like Hotmail or Yahoo. They are convenient solutions that are quick and easy to use and are accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, but there are some negatives that make using desktop-based programs worth considering. Web-based email is only accessible if the computer you’re on has internet [...]
Last week our team upgraded our mail systems to the latest version of SmarterMail. This move also included upgraded hardware with greater redundancy and performance. Over the next few days, we will be describing some of the new features in more detail. While the actual transition to the new mail system was somewhat unexpected, and [...]
Slow or unresponsive email can affect business communication significantly. Companies tend to keep every email they receive for documentation and legal purposes for years. A solution to this is email archiving. It’s important to archive older email to allow for faster performance and reliability. Microsoft Outlook has an archiving feature built-in, and after the PST [...]
A flaw was recently discovered with the iPhone (all models) that lets anyone make a phone call without needing to unlock an iPhone.
Mozilla also announced that, despite the enormous problem posed by Firesheep, it will not use its “kill switch” option to disable this add-on. The “silver lining” to the Firesheep release is that it will probably force social networking sites to address the issue of cookie hijacking, which has been a serious threat to users on unsecured networks.
Every time you visit a website that includes a lot of ads, you are effectively visiting many sites at once. That is because those ads are probably executing “code” (that is, computer programs) in your web browser (that is, on YOUR computer).
You can have the best website in the world, but if it isn’t up, what good is it? While you might struggle to put an exact dollar figure on the cost of downtime for your business, you know it’s there. Every moment that your website is down is time that client’s can’t learn about your [...]
In the tech industry we are all used to Best Practices, and with our client’s mail it’s the same thing. Here are the best practices for our mail system. If you aren’t currently using them, please consider updating your settings as soon as possible. These settings will provide you with the highest level of security [...]
In the tech industry, we are all used to Best Practices. Here are the Best Practices for our mail system. Clients that aren’t using them have no reason to panic. We aren’t enforcing these at this time, and we will let you know well in advance. However, you should be aware of them, and your Nerd should be updating these settings as they visit you. You may wonder what’s different about these settings, and the answer is SSL. We are trying to slowly migrate all our clients to a SSL-only mail system.