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Old 10-25-2012, 01:45 PM
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Recommendation for email program

I have Road Runner as my provider.

My email is very basic. I can't put text in color.

Can anyone suggest an upgrade?

Thank you,
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Email Hacked? Here Is What To Do
Your email account is not accepting your password. Your friends are asking how you got stranded in London and whether you got the money they wired. Your mother wants to know why you are sending out emails with nothing in it, but a link.
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Surprise, your email has been hacked. Perhaps you clicked on a link in an email from a similarly affected friend and downloaded a password-stealing malware. Or you were tricked into telling a scammer your password. Or, you were using the same password across several sites, and the attacker had found the password elsewhere. Why you, you ask? Maybe your email address was on a spam lists or in some stolen database from some other site. Depending on who you are, or who you work for, the attackers may have specifically targeted you. Or perhaps you were just (un)lucky—the attackers cast a wide net and you just got caught. Okay, so you are hacked. Now what?

Regain Control

The first step is to regain control. If you are locked out of your account, try the password reset process by clicking on the “forgot password?” link. If the attacker hasn’t changed your password reset or your password hints, then you can just click on the link and get back in to your account. That may not work if the attacker has already changed the reset address and security questions. Most email providers offer some high-level process to help users regain control of their accounts. Of course, depending on the provider, that process may be easy or difficult. Hotmail/Outlook.com users can answer a few questions to verify their identity. Google requires more detailed information in order to verify you are the owner. Maybe you were lucky and the attacker didn’t lock you out of your account or delete any of your messages. In which case, your first job is to change your password.

Change Your Password

Once back in your account, it’s time to change that password to something strong. “Password1,” “letmein,” or even your last name backwards are not good passwords. Pick a long, weird password, with a mix of characters, upper and lower case letters, and numbers. An obscure phrase would work.

Check Your Password Resets

Did the hacker change the email address listed as the recovery address? Change it back to your own, and make sure the attacker didn’t add any additional ones. Make sure the security questions are still questions you know the answers to. This may be a good time to change them so that someone just looking at your Facebook page won’t be able to just guess the answers. If your email provider allows you to automatically forward a copy of your messages to another address, check to make sure the attacker didn’t set that up with some other email address.

Change Your Habits

Think about what you were doing before you got hacked. Clicked on a link? Didn’t have antivirus running to detect that malware? Reused passwords across several sites? Told someone your passwords? Let’s make sure not to make that mistake again. Be careful about what sites you visit, don’t click on random links if you don’t know what they are about, and be paranoid about your password. Don’t ever share your password with anybody!

Email Hacked? Here Is What To Do - ZoneAlarm Blog
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What You Need To Know About DDoS Attacks
Online banking is convenient: it’s easy to check balances, schedule payments, and transfer funds. It’s also easy for cybercriminals to target online banking sites, separating consumers from their money.
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You know about being careful and not clicking on random links or downloading software from unknown sources in order to avoid being infected by banking Trojans. You scrutinize account activity and don’t give out bank information to prevent account fraud and takeover. However, the latest attacks knock the banking Website offline so that you can’t even login to your account. Cyberattackers have targeted some of the largest banks in the U.S. and worldwide with large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks over the past few months. In these DDoS attacks, the Website is overwhelmed trying to process a large number of requests all at once. At first, the site gets sluggish, until it eventually crashes and goes offline.

These banks have been hit by waves of DDoS attacks since last fall. The DDoS attacks lasts about three days, during which time banking customers have a hard time getting anything done on the online banking site, or can’t even log in at all. Just because you can’t log in to your online banking account doesn’t mean your money has disappeared. It just means that you may need to go to physical branch, visit an ATM, or just wait out the attack.

All the financial institutions claimed customer data was not impacted and no fraudulent activity had been detected. As soon as the attacks ended, the sites were back online without any further issues. DDoS, while disruptive, affects Web servers, which are usually well-separated from the systems that handle customer account data and actual transactions. Even so, these attacks can be a diversion, a way to distract the IT team while another group sneaks in and steals money. These DDoS attacks have in fact “led to or been associated with fraud and customer account takeover,” warned Gartner’s Avivah Litan recently.

A large U.S. bank recently admitted in documents filed with regulators that the attacks “resulted in certain limited losses in some instances,” but did not elaborate. Users should check their accounts and statements for suspicious activity that may have occurred during the DDoS attack. Other basic security hygiene applies, such as selecting, and regularly changing, strong passwords for online bank accounts and running up-to-date antivirus and firewall products, not clicking on links, or opening attachments. It’s critical that all installed software, including Web browsers and the operating system, be updated regularly. There is not much you can do during a DDoS attack on your financial institution, but you should still follow basic security precautions, check your statements after the attack, and just be vigilant.

http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/index....t-ddos-attacks
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Gmail is okay.

It used to be great.

Used to be. You had the option to create folders to separate your saved emails, you had a lifetime supply of storage space, and they did a fairly good job of filtering out spam. That's all you need in an email system.

Then they started fucking with it too much. They got feature crazy, and started moving shit around. Now their antics are getting really, really, really, really annoying.

No, I don't want to associate a phone number with my email. No, I don't want a tiny box in the corner to write a new email message in. No, I don't want to have to relearn how to use all the features every few months. No, I don't want you storing my searches until Jesus comes back.

I think Google and everything associated with it has peaked. It's all downhill from here.

If someone knows of an email system that is like Gmail used to be a couple years ago, post here.
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Gmail is okay.

It used to be great.

Used to be.

Then they started fucking with it too much. They got feature crazy, and started moving shit around. Now their antics are getting really, really, really, really annoying. I think Google and everything associated with it has peaked. It's all downhill from here.

If someone knows of an email system that is like Gmail used to be a couple years ago, post here.
Damn straight....I am forced to use GMail because that is what the corporation uses.
Nothing like buying something through email - and then have advertisements show up about what you purchased. Unf*ckingbelievable. They scan your emails for hit words...I can't believe companies use gmail....big companies.
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