A few months ago an old email account of mine was hacked and started sending spam to everyone in my contact list. I've already posted a guide on how I handled it, but when the same thing recently happened to a co-worker, she was wondering how to appropriately apologize to friends and former colleagues that she hadn't talked to in years. Though you may be embarrassed, sending an email to let these people know that you are sorry is good form. See my top five tips on writing your apology email when you read more.
This little trick is modified from a tip I gave you a while back: you can add the plus sign at the end of your gmail address to sort email into specified folders. This is not only great for organization, but it can also alert you when someone has sold your email address for unsolicited spam. Find out how after the break.
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Sneaky little scammers, right? Whatever you do, don't download the attachment! This one could fool you because the email is coming from email@example.com, but trust me, it's not from the Facebook team. Facebook will never send you an email with an attachment or ask you to reset your password anywhere off of the site. Pass the warning around to your friends, and if you do end up getting hacked, head to the Facebook help page to see what to do next.
I have no idea how these people got my number; but I hope it doesn't happen again. I can't deal with an inbox full of spammy text messages on top of all of the email spam I receive. What's next, text message spam filters? Has this ever happened to you? Is there a way to get them to stop?
Isn't it a total disappointment when you net a new Twitter follower, but when you go look at their page to see if they're worth following back, there's just bot-like messages and a creepy profile pic?Spam followers bum you out, but you don't have to just sit back and do nothing. User Nanimo commented on last week's post about blocking unwanted Twitter followers with a great tip: next time you suspect a Twitter user is a spammer, tweet their handle to @spam, Twitter's spam watcher. @spam checks out the account and removes it if is just a spammer.
Like Nanimo said, just reporting them is "quite satisfying." I have to agree!
While I have been enjoying staycations, it was nice to recently have a real vacation in Oahu! Sure the beaches are outstanding, but the food is even better. The Hawaiian islands have experienced a bit of a food revolution: Gone are the days when everything was shipped from the mainland. Now the islands make use of their own resources from both the land and sea. The results are wildly delicious. Here, you'll find a taste of my favorites.
When I spotted Linzie Hunter's Spam One-Liners, I thought, "Why didn't I think of that?" Well, apparently Hunter wasn't the only one inspired by her spam box: Italian design studio ToDo created this Spam Ghetto Junk Mail Wallcovering (inquire for price) after being roused by the bizarre subjects and unsolicited offers that flooded their mailboxes everyday.
Look closely at the seaweed-like word bubbles and you'll read phrases like "$99.95 100mg x 30 pills buy now," "Save on generic drugs," "Your wife need your attention," and "Britney strikes again" — have you ever seen a more entertaining wallpaper? What's more is that if you provide the studio your room's dimensions, they can produce a unique design that wraps and folds around all the objects that sit on your wall's surface, making mass mailings one-off. To see closeups of the wallpaper, read more
I turn into an angry she-Hulk every time my cell phone rings and I dive for it, only to hear "This is the second notice that the factory warranty on your vehicle is about to expire." I all but explode to the recording "But I don't even have a car!"
These spammy calls seem to affect everyone I know — and we're all sick of it. What's the deal? Even if you're on the Do Not Call Registry, these extended warranty companies can still get to you. So what can you do to stop the madness?
You can wait to be connected to someone after the recording, and tell them you'd like to be taken off their list. If you're guffawing right now, that's because you, like me, have already done that and continue to get calls.
To see a solution to end the calls posted on the sharing site Reddit, just read more
If you thought last week was jam-packed with food events, then get excited for this week, as the festivals just get better. If I could teleport myself around the world, there's no question I'd hit up the nation's celebrations, from pickles to pie to asparagus to spam.
We will, however, be supporting the cause to end childhood hunger at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation series (if you're signed up to go to the San Francisco event, perhaps we'll see you there!). If you know of any other events we've left off the list, chime in below!
- Dallas, TX: Dallas Wine & Food Festival — Apr. 22-26
- Beaufort, NC: Beaufort Wine & Food weekend — Apr. 22-26
- Sugarland, TX: The Grand Wine & Food Affair — Apr. 22-26
- San Francisco, CA: Taste of the Nation San Francisco — Apr. 23
- New Haven, CT: Taste of the Nation New Haven — Apr. 23
- Wilmington, DE: Taste of the Nation Wilmington — Apr. 23
- Mount Olive, NC: North Carolina Pickle Festival — Apr. 24-25
- Stockton, CA: Asparagus Festival — Apr. 24-26
- Pompano Beach, FL: Pompano Beach Seafood Festival — Apr. 24-26
- Waikiki, HI: Waikiki Spam Jam — Apr. 25
- La Crosse, WI: Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival — Apr. 25
- Celebration, FL: Great American Pie Festival — Apr. 25
To see the rest, read more
I subscribed to some fun clips, and I know Gmail often throws up the odd Google Sponsored Link or Gmail tip, but c'mon — Spam clips?
I don't eat Spam, and I've never talked about buying it, eating it, or cooking with it in ANY of my emails or chats. OK, so maybe I've said the word Spam a few times in reference to emails, but why is Gmail so excited to send me some recipes for making Spam casseroles?
Is this happening to anyone else? Is it a sponsored link?