👍 #884 - I'm Suddenly Getting More Spam Emails. Should I Be Worried?
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Spam, spam and more spam
Imagine a world with out spam. Wouldn't it be wonderful?
Keep dreaming. It's not going to happen any time soon, regardless of what you think the solution should be.
Since we can't stop spam, the best we can do is to manage it. Even when we get a sudden flood of it. This week's featured article goes into more detail, of course.
Also this week: https failures, small documents creating large scans, and my answer to an unanswerable question.
All the links are down below.
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I hope your week is going well.
This Week's Featured Article
I'm Suddenly Getting More Spam Emails. Should I Be Worried?
Drowning in a sudden flood of spam? Here's what to do.
A sudden flood of additional spam is not unusual. I'll look at why I think it happens, and when I start to worry.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Do I Fix "Your Connection is Not Private"?
|"Your connection is not private" errors are often benign, but are worth paying attention to.|
Why Does a Scan of a Simple Text Document Result in Such a Large File?
|Scanned documents can result in large graphics files that are too large to email. I'll review options for more manageable results.|
What's the Best Anti-Virus?
|There just isn't a best. Knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in a safer direction.|
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If I Had to Do It Over�I never planned to be a writer. And yet here I am. I kinda wish I'd approached a few things differently along the way.
What's the Best Anti-Virus?There just isn't a best. Knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in a safer direction.
Why Does a Scan of a Simple Text Document Result in Such a Large File???It's possible that a scan of a document results in a graphics file that is too large to email. I'll review options for more manageable results.
I'm Suddenly Getting More Spam Emails. Should I Be Worried?A sudden flood of additional spam is not unusual. I'll look at why I think it happens, and when I start to worry.
How Do I Fix Your Connection is Not Private?"Your connection is not private" errors are often benign, you can't fix it on your own, but it's worth paying attention to.
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