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How to improve mail deliverability by avoiding role-based email addresses

How to improve mail deliverability by avoiding role-based email addresses

What are role based email addresses and how does the system handle them? Role-based email addresses (like admin@, help@, sales@, leads@) are email addresses that are not associated with a particular person, but rather with a company, department, position or group of recipients. They are not generally intended for personal use, as they typically include [...]

Effective July 2018, the Google Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’

Effective July 2018, the Google Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’

Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer. Earlier this year, the company announced its Speed Update set to roll out in July, and recently has also announced it will then also mark all sites that have not migrated to HTTPS as “not secure.” Google has confirmed a date of “early July 2018” as [...]

Amazon Web Services now offers local Canadian region availability

Amazon Web Services now offers local Canadian region availability

Great news for Canadian businesses looking for reliable and fast cloud services in Canada. With Canadian organizations increasingly turning to the cloud but often insisting on using data centres here, observers have been wondering when Amazon Web Services would turn north. The answer is, in a few months. Amazon will unveil its first Canadian data [...]

Advertising component of marketing plan

Advertising component of marketing plan

Here’s a great example of a marketing mix whereby components  of research, planning, public relations, pricing, customer support, sales strategy and community involvement form a cohesive plan.  The mix percentage will be different for each business, but be sure to include all the components. Thanks to Tish Pierce, Pierce Creative Marketing Service. Archeologists have found [...]

Create Pages That Engage Visitors Quickly

Create Pages That Engage Visitors Quickly

Average first-time visitors make decisions about a website after only two-tenths of a second, according to Entrepreneur.com. After another 2.6 seconds, they will concentrate enough to reinforce that initial judgment. If a website doesn’t impress readers immediately, it can lose them in the blink of an eye. Use these strategies to attract and retain readers: [...]

Offending SPAM message

Offending SPAM message

Look at this clever little monkey filling out every contact form on the Internet.  I’m quite offended now, more because I thought it was a personally completed form.  Someone has written a script to  complete the contact form and fill in the facebook account information to make the message appear legitimate. Of course, it is [...]

Solicitations Galore

Solicitations Galore

It’s a new year and the aggressive solicitations are coming in full strength.  You’ll probably notice an increased number of special offers from “people” who want to redo your website, offer you a loan, sell you insurance, provide photo editing services, etc. The senders of these messages are not really “people” but SPAMMERS. These messages [...]

Sending e-mail to many recipients (mass e-mail)

Sending e-mail to many recipients (mass e-mail)

Are you having trouble sending mass e-mail to your membership or distribution list? Not all outgoing SMTP mail servers were created equal, and how much e-mail you can send each hour or each day will be determined by the particular outgoing SMTP mail server that you use to relay your messages. What is my outgoing [...]

DS 3501 – Spam Phishing Search Engine Registration Scam

DS 3501 – Spam Phishing Search Engine Registration Scam

Beware this email that attempts to trick you into paying another company for your domain renewal or Search Engine Marketing.  Here is an example of what the email looks like: (I have replaced your actual domain with YOURDOMAIN.COM and personal name with MR JOHN SMITH) Subject:  Domain Notification: MR JOHN SMITH This is your Final [...]

Forwarding Email as an Attachment

Forwarding Email as an Attachment

To help your Administrator provide a solution to an e-mail issue, it is necessary to send the original message with headers intact. The best way to do that is to forward a copy of the error message as an attachment. Below are instructions on how to forward an email as an attachment for some popular [...]