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It's deceptive. It's means to lure you into a false sense of security, or at least pique your curiosity.

Getting email from or to an email address that's almost exactly like your own -- but not quite.

If you know what it means, you'll know exactly what to do.

Why Am I Getting Email Sent to an Email Address Similar to Mine? I'll tell you why, and what it is you should do about it.

Also this week:

TEH Podcast

Gary and I each put out a lot of content. A lot. Ask Leo!'s up to well over 5,000 articles, not to mention 878 newsletters, over thousand videos, and who knows what else I can't think of right now. Gary's in a similar boat over at MacMost. So, aside from consistency and just doing it for years, what's the secret? There are several, and we discuss some of 'em in this week's episode: TEH 142: How do we produce so much content? (the secrets)

See you next week!

Leo

This Week's Featured Article

Why Am I Getting Email Sent to an Email Address Similar to Mine?

Why Am I Getting Email Sent to an Email Address Similar to Mine?
When it kinda sorta looks like yours, but it's not.

It's not uncommon to get unexpected email sent to an email address similar to your own. I'll review why that is and what to do about it.

https://askleo.com/136523

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

If I Share Wi-Fi With My Neighbor, Can They See My Network Traffic?
Plus what else might be exposed.

If I Share Wi-Fi With My Neighbor, Can They See My Network Traffic?
Sharing Wi-Fi with your neighbor might seem like a friendly thing to do, but be aware you are potentially putting your own computers at risk.
https://askleo.com/2395

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How to Use Old HDDs as External Drives
A valuable salvage with many uses.

How to Use Old HDDs as External Drives
When replacing a hard drive or an entire machine, it can be very convenient to have the old hard drive available in an external drive enclosure.
https://askleo.com/4768

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Back Up with Dropbox
Use Dropbox for almost real-time backup.

Back Up with Dropbox
Using Dropbox to share files across machines is pretty common. You can also use Dropbox on only one machine as backup technology.
https://askleo.com/17696

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Back Up with Dropbox

Using Dropbox to share files across machines is pretty common. You can also back up with Dropbox on only one machine.
https://youtu.be/jjlipnAI3Hk

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How to Use Old HDDs as External Drives

When replacing a hard drive or an entire machine, it can be very convenient to use old HHDs in an external drive enclosure.
https://youtu.be/TVC_3r3ezBY

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Why am I Getting Email Sent to an Email Address Similar to Mine?

It's not uncommon to get unexpected email sent to an email address similar to your own. I'll review why that is, and what to do about it.
https://youtu.be/bksESxh605o

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If I Share Wi-Fi With My Neighbor, Can They See My Network Traffic?

Sharing Wi-Fi with your neighbor might seem like a friendly thing to do, but be aware you are potentially putting your own computers at risk.
https://youtu.be/yOez7fU7nDY

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