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  1. Harry Smith
    04/09/2018 @ 5:10 pm

    Good idea Ron, but if your customers were connected via Mailwasher they would have a further security check. They could see exactly where an email comes from and check the source email address – which is still on their server and then delete it or blacklist it before downloading it to their computer.
    I am not selling Mailwasher, simply adding a link in the email chain and further safety guard against scams etc. This applies to anyone using a computer regardless of whether they have Windows 10 Defender or not. “Windows 10 Defender cannot stop a scam being downloaded as an email”.

    I know you don’t entirely agree, but perhaps you should offer the suggestion and leave it to your customers to decide for themselves? It has worked for me for the last twenty years.

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  2. Patrick Abernethy
    04/09/2018 @ 5:46 pm

    Hi Ron
    Thanks for the informative blog on scams etc, not sure how many of your clients use IInet if they do then they should send all scams and spams to the following address who will then look into it and block it from arriving at the email address that it was addressed to. The email address is spam@access.ironport.com. Hope this helps.
    Pat

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  3. Ron Abernethy
    04/09/2018 @ 5:51 pm

    For those of you who want to take up Harry’s Suggestion to make your emails more sure, here is the link to
    mailwasher.

    https://www.mailwasher.net/

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  4. Stephanie Kidd
    12/09/2018 @ 8:07 am

    Hi Pat

    Thanks for the suggestion that Iinet can block scams and spams.

    How can I identify whether they are scams and spams in the first instance, I still need
    my computer IT Expert, Ron Abernethy, to identify them for me as I have very limited knowledge of computing and very limited knowledge of computer drivers and by the time I see alarm bells it is often too late.

    Pray advise me what is to be done when I am asked to update a driver.

    Stephanie

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  5. David Haddow
    21/09/2018 @ 8:21 am

    Ron, Thanks for the heads up and tips via your computer security page about “Fakes and Scams”email – very informative. I have seen many of the email types you showcased and have often wondered about them. Fortunately, I have just ignored and deleted them. Now that I know what to look for and guard against I will be even more vigilant.
    I have also taken onboard Harry’s suggestion and ensured that I am subscribed to and remain current with Malware protection.
    Good Job.
    David Haddow – 21/09/2018 – 5am.

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