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eMail Security - Sending Encrypted eMail

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/27/11 11:15 AM

Although email typically has a layer of security protection in the form of a password, users need to be aware that emails sent "in the clear" (not encrypted), CAN be intercepted and read by other parties using available tools.

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Tags: email security, Encryption

Getting Started with Excel 2010 - Simple Formulas

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/23/11 10:37 AM

Many of our clients are pros at Microsoft Excel, but for the beginners, the program can be intimidating.  If you're just getting started, here are a few simple tips and formulas you can use.  We actually get a lot of questions from beginners, so this post is for you! 

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Tags: Microsoft Excel, Beginner, formula, SUM, AVERAGE

Going Paperless - Electronic Signatures

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/16/11 9:19 AM

If your office is going paperless, one of the things you'll need to deal with is how to handle documents, such as contracts, that need to be signed.  The good news is that electronic signatures can now be easily handled over the Internet.

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Tags: Going paperless, electronic signature, digital signature

Have you ever received SPAM email from yourself?

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/12/11 3:26 PM

This sounds like a funny question because who would ever send themself a spam email?  What you really received is a "spoofed" message.  It's actually easy to alter an email to change the "from" address to make it appear that it's coming from someone else.  Basically a forgery.  (This is one of the reasons that if you use a spam filter, you shouldn't necessarily safe list your own address.)

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Tags: eMail, spam, DNS, SPF record

DNS - What you don't know CAN hurt you!

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 5/2/11 10:32 AM

Twice in the past month we received panicked calls from clients - "Help! Our email stopped working and we can't get any emails!" It turns out in both cases, the problem was the result of someone making updates to a web site and making unintended changes to DNS. 

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Tags: DNS, web site, e-Mail

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