Thursday, November 29, 2007

Can Spam

If you are tired of getting spam in your inbox, you may want to contact your internet provider, registrar, hosting company, or other internet service provider to see if they can help you block certain messages. Check to see if the messages are CAN-SPAM compliant. If not, you may want to contact the registrar of the domain name and ask them to look into the activities of their customer.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Spam

If you notice your inbox and junk mail folder being flooded with spam, most likely it relates to gifts and other holiday related items. Avoid the 'once in a lifetime' deals that are too good to be true. If you are in need of a gift in a hurry and/or do not trust items being shipped, you could select the 'pick up in store' option for some online websites and/or look at the 'price matching' terms for local stores and see if they are willing to match deals you found online.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Shopping

If you plan to use your credit card for online shopping this Holiday Season, make sure you are purchasing items from a legitimate website. Aside from verifying the whois information for the domain and any contact information posted on the domain, you should search for reviews about the website, if any. Be wary about websites that have been created recently as that may be an indication that they only intend to be around for a short period of time, around the holidays (which may reduce your options for any returns). The additional steps you take before purchasing can help you rest easy and confident that you are not handing your credit card information to an unknown third party.