👍 #878 - Why Am I Getting Email Sent to an Email Address Similar to Mine?
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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.
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- Sharing your Wi-Fi? You might be sharing more than you think.
- Don't throw those old internal drives away, reuse them!
- Beef up your backup strategy with nearly continuous cloud backup.
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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.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
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.|
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.|
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.|
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Back Up with DropboxUsing Dropbox to share files across machines is pretty common. You can also back up with Dropbox on only one machine.
How to Use Old HDDs as External DrivesWhen replacing a hard drive or an entire machine, it can be very convenient to use old HHDs in an external drive enclosure.
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.
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.
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