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Fri
14
Feb
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New Infopackets Website Relaunch - FAQs

I have received many frequently asked questions since the new site went live. I'll answer a few questions below. "Why haven't I received any newsletters since December 28?" There have been no newsletters published since the old server was ... discontinued, the new server went live, and all major bugs have been resolved. We expect more bugs to appear in the coming days as users come back to the site and after we send out our first newsletter on the new newsletter delivery system (after making this announcement), so please be patient. Going forward, newsletter delivery will most ... (view more)

Thu
12
Dec
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Microsoft Unveils New Security Features

Microsoft has unveiled several new security features designed to help users protect their accounts against hackers. The list includes a recent activity log, security email notifications, and changes to two-step verification. The new features apply ... to Microsoft Accounts, or the platform used by Microsoft for its various online services, including SkyDrive, Office 365, Xbox Live, etc. Because many Microsoft Accounts contain sensitive information -- from email addresses to credit card and banking data -- the Redmond, Washington-based firm is taking security very seriously. Activity Log Shows ... (view more)

Wed
24
Jul
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Tool Uses Fake Info to Keep Your Personal Data Safe

Uploading your personal data to websites is a scary idea for many Internet users. After all, even the most respected web-based companies are vulnerable to security attack. So, is there a way to upload your data without making it vulnerable to ... hackers? A new tool called 'MaskMe' might be the answer for many web users. First of all, there's nothing particularly new about the features found in MaskMe, which was created by privacy software developer Abine. The program includes a wide range of features that can be found elsewhere. Many Privacy Tools, One Browser Extension However, MaskMe's unique ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jul
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'MailDrop' Service Offers Disposable Email Address

Want to access a service that requires an email address but don't want your inbox bombarded with annoying spam messages? Then you may be interested in disposable email address service 'MailDrop'. In essence, MailDrop gives you access to a throwaway ... email address. That's a useful tool for scenarios where you want to try out a new service or learn information about a program or product but don't want to receive a plethora of unnecessary spam emails. MailDrop is especially useful in situations where accessing a program, product, or service requires you send a confirmation message via email. ... (view more)

Fri
28
Dec
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How to Download Free Windows eBooks on Infopackets

Infopackets Reader Jim H. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm trying to download the free eBooks online your website (such as the Windows 8 Guide eBook , the PC Maintenance Handbook , and the Windows 7 Pocket Guide , etc), but I'm having trouble. When I ... click on the orange 'Request Now' button to download the book, it is asking me for my name, a business email address, my company name, etc. Why do I have to enter all this information? How do I download the free eBooks? " My response: The answer to this is two-fold, and I'll try and break it down. Note that I've also ... (view more)

Tue
03
Jul
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Facebook Wipes Out User Messages, Contact Lists

After quietly changing the default email addresses of all its users to @facebook.com, on their profile pages, Facebook is now being blamed for causing multiple unwanted (and unwarranted) address book changes. The end result: an even fiercer backlash ... from Facebook's member base than we saw just a few days ago. It was bad enough when Facebook decided to overstep its boundaries and force an email change on all its users, whether or not they had agreed to sign on for the new email service. But further tensions arose when the company also decided to splash those new email addresses across each ... (view more)

Tue
26
Jun
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Facebook Bullies Users into Adopting Email Address

That sneaky Facebook. For years, the social networking site tracked its users' online activity and sold the information to third-party advertisers. Now the company has decided to force a new @facebook.com email address on all its users, even those ... who have not signed on for the service. Worst yet, the social media company has plonked its new email address right onto its users' main Facebook page. According to reports, the email address now appears on everyone's main Facebook page and cannot be deleted. However, users can choose to hide the @facebook.com email address from public visitors, as ... (view more)

Tue
27
Nov
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Insert an E-Mail Address into a Slide in MS PowerPoint

You want your audience to remember who you are and how to get in touch with you once your presentation is finished, right? One way to do that is to include your e-mail address. Follow the steps below: Open your PowerPoint presentation. Select the ... object, text, or shape that you wish to assign the email link to. Right-click the object and Select Action Settings from the pop-up menu. The Action Settings dialog box appears. Click Hyperlink to: Select URL... from the drop-down list box. Enter your email address into the text box using the format below: mailto:your_email_address@yourdomain.com . ... (view more)

Thu
01
Feb
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Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

As I was working with my email today, I realized that I was not alone in trying to combat the scourge of Spam! Many are working to reduce the space and time it takes to transfer the stuff, in many cases at very real expense since there are a number ... of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that charge the user for the amount of data transferred. Some companies, such as AOL and Yahoo, have come up with preventative strategies that don't really work all that well (charging bulk emailers for Preferred Status) and tend to cause difficulties for everybody. When it comes to the user reporting spam in ... (view more)

Wed
22
Feb
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How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients

Have you ever wanted to send an email to a group of people -- but need to prevent the individuals in the group from seeing each other's email addresses? You can do this by sending an email to "undisclosed recipients". To do so: Launch your email ... program, and click the button to create a new email message. In the 'To' address field enter 'Undisclosed Recipients' followed by your e-mail address in braces. For example: 'Undisclosed Recipients ' Side note: If you leave the TO: field blank, the email may bounce as some service providers may filter mark the mail as spam. In the BCC (Blind ... (view more)

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