Scramble Your Email Address to Avoid Spam

I don’t know about you, but my inbox sees more than a hundred spam messages per day. These are only the ones that somehow bypass the filters that are in place. It seems as though no matter how hard you try, you cannot wipe out all of the spam that flies about the intertubes. This is where a small Javascript such as EmailScramber can come in handy.

There’s nothing to sign up for or download and it takes only a minute to do. Add your email address and link text (and the optional items if you wish) and click the little grey box to encode. Your email address will be scrambled up like this morning’s breakfast into a tidy little “mail to” link you can safely paste anywhere on the web. It can also be used for hiding other links from bots and automated scripts.

We may never completely wipe out spam but this is one sure way to help cut down on the junk you see every day in your email client.

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Stop Spam in Your Email

Some of us who have been on the Internet for a while remember when spam email just wanted to sell you some junk. Some spam still wants to sell you junk, but a good portion of the spam is more dangerous. There are emails that are loaded with malware. And with Valentine’s Day coming, there will be a flood of spam mail. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for spammers.

The malware found in these emails is intended to steal your personal information and/or turn your computers into a part of a bot-network. The bot network is to spread more spam and more malware.

It is not only special occasions like Valentine’s Day that triggers a flood of spam. A natural disaster, like the Haiti tragedy, or a salacious news story will start an increase in spam.

In 2004, Bill Gates predicted that the spam problem would be solved by 2006. Unfortunately, Bill Gates was wrong – very wrong. You know that a good portion of your email is spam.

What we recommend as a means to handle spam is MailWasher Pro. Over eight million people protect themselves from spam and malware dangers with MailWasher Pro. That number of people grows daily. It is simply one of the best ways available for handling spam mail. One of our security reviewers has used this product daily for almost a decade, so the recommendation for MailWasher Pro comes from years of every day experience with this legendary program. We know this program well.

MailWasher Pro is effective and it is easy to use:

“Apart from being the most effective software to fight spam, you’ll find that MailWasher is probably the easiest anti-spam software to use. We took the view that if we can’t understand how to use a piece of software in under 5 minutes then it’s probably always going to be hard to use. Why try and learn a whole lot of new icons and procedures? You want a program with a minimal learning curve, is easy to use and looks attractive.”

One of the ways that spam is handled by some programs is by means of filters. The problem is that sometimes the filter screens out legitimate email. And sometimes spam by-passes the filters. One of the great features of MailWasher Pro is that it allows the user to preview the email prior to downloading onto the computer. With a brief glance, you will be able to tell what is legitimate email and what is junk. And you do this while the email is not on your computer.

That is one of the great security features of MailWasher Pro – you will be screening your email before you download it onto your computer. Consider this as viewing the mail at the server level instead of handling it while it is on your machine. That is an added level of security. – You decide which email accesses your computer.

Making the decision when the email is on your computer is simply dangerous. For example, at some points during the day, you might be tired or rushed. You may be preoccupied with other things. An error with malware mail leads to a load of problems. Mailwasher Pro allows you to make the decision at the server level – while the email is away from your machine. It is an effective, easy and brilliant way of handling the spam problem. MailWasher Pro works with Windows and is effective for POP3, IMAP, AOL, GMail, Yahoo, and Hotmail.

Stop just downloading your email to Outlook or Outlook Express. Preview it first!
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And one final point… MailWasher Pro has an active support system. It has a live technical support system, as well as a forum. We have been following the development of this program for many years. The founder is a friend of this site and runs a first class operation from New Zealand. There are continual improvements on this excellent program. You will consider MailWasher Pro a “must-have” for every computer you own. And if there is a reason that you don’t like the MailWasher Pro program, there is a 100% money back guarantee. That’s how confident the MailWasher Pro people are about this program.

Is There Too Much Noise in Social Media?

An article over on TechCrunch today sparks an interesting thought. Michael Arrington states that “The online social landscape today sort of feels to me like search did in 1999. It’s a mess, but we don’t complain much about it because we don’t know there’s a better way.”. He continues that rationale by discussing how things used to be years ago, when we would use things like AltaVista to search, and end up with a bajillion unwanted results… never to find what we were really looking for.

Michael is right on the money when he discusses how decentralized everything is in the social networking landscape these days. I’m right there with him. I have updates, photos, posts and videos spread out over this huge spread of networks. I have friends on one that aren’t necessarily on another. Therefore, I feel the need to try and update everything all at once. Or… I could always use my new Lockergnome.net lifestream, and hope that everyone who follows me will join me there to keep up with me.

I’ve attempted to centralize things for all of you with Lockergnome. The problem is, as Arrington says, not everyone is everywhere. How on Earth are we ever going to update everyone – with all of our media and information – all at once?

Another problem that Michael touches on is an important one, as well. Often when we try to find something specific, we fail. It’s not because the information isn’t out there… it’s because at times what we need gets buried underneath things that aren’t relevant. Again, this circles back to the way search functionality used to be. If I’m looking for information about a specific trend on Twitter and search for it… I will often get hundreds of tweet results that have absolutely nothing to do with the subject at hand. Spammers latch onto trending topics and keywords to get themselves noticed. I then have to wade through all of that looking for what is actually important, and relevant.

I am just as clueless as Micheal is when it comes to finding a solution to the noise pollution problem found on networks such as Facebook and Twitter. With millions of users each per day, it’s not going to be an easy task to straighten everything out. Are you inundated with noise on your social network? Are you tired of trying to sort through the junk to get to the good stuff? If you’re with me… what do you feel the answer is. IS it possible to weed out the bad, and only find the good?

Stop the Facebook Chain Message Madness!

If you’re on Facebook, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Recently, we’ve seen more than our fair share of chain messages making their way around, but not in our Inbox. These lovely little pieces of garbage are being sported right in the status boxes of thousands of profiles! One message claimed that if you re-posted it as your status, Facebook would donate a dollar to the Haiti relief efforts. Yet another was supposedly only for women. They were supposed to post their color of certain undergarments in their status pane, leaving the men to guess what it referred to.

It was only a matter of time, I suppose, before things like this made their way onto social media platforms. We’ve already had to deal with “legitimate” spam, of course. Now, we have to try not to tear out our hair every time we see yet another of these over-forwarded messages on Facebook and even Twitter. I promise you… Facebook isn’t donating a dollar for every person that posts that particular message. And, of course, you aren’t going to see some random woman’s bra or panties if you post the color of them in your status!

Just think about what you’re doing before you blindly click on or forward a link? And if you need links to click on, try these – posted by our community today. Keep up the great work, everyone!

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What Toy Would You Want for Christmas?

I admitted in a video earlier today that I still enjoy playing with LEGO Bricks. I also apparently still like the Lite Brite!

There’s nothing wrong with occasionally letting your inner child come out to play when you’re a grown-up. I personally think it can help keep you sane and stress-free if you let your hair down once in awhile, and take the time to remember what it’s like to play. What do you do during occasions like these? Do you indulge yourself with crayons? Do you prefer to duke it out with action figures?

What toys do your inner child still love to play with?

Now that Cyber Monday is here, our download center team is working hard to come up with new and amazing programs for you to grab at deep discounts. Be sure to check every day to see what they have found for you!

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