With all the spoof emails, phishing emails, and more and more people trying to get your info on to their list – thought I would write before you click – Read this
Today I got in my yahoo email and thought I show you what to do if you get an email like this and what I do when I get these.
There are a few things that I want to point out in this email and the first is the Paypal logo – this can be easily copied and put in emails.
The 2nd thing is the Dear – most of the time people will use customer and Paypal knows your name and if it is not your name then it’s not from Paypal.
NEVER CLICK THE LINK in an email like this – the first thing you should do is go to your Paypal account and see if any of the info is true. You can look it up by the transaction ID, the dollar amount, the date of the transaction and after seeing that this is a fake email – then this is what I do to help Paypal, credit card companies, banks emails catch these people.
In yahoo you can click on more at the top of your emails and click on view header and copy all that info and then click on forward and copy that into in the email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. With this header info, this give their fraud department something to use to help track down where this came from.
Now in gmail, in an email getting the header info is little more tricky I think. When you are in the email to the right of the replay/forward the more button you are looking for is there – a drop down menu. From that drop down menu you can just click on report phishing or you can get the full header by clicking on showing original.
Hope that this info helps you to be a little more careful before you click – read this and remember that this is the time of the year that more and more of this will pop up in your emails.
Years ago, I wrote a blog post on how to organize your gmail with filters and I googled and found the blog post and if you have not learned how to do this – you can read about it here How would you like to organize your emails in your gmail account?
Well today I want to show you how to clean up your gmails on Auto and if you are like me that have a folder created for each mailer that you are a member of. Well it can be a bit overwhelming and a never ending job keeping them cleaned out.
First before you create this new filter login to each site and see if the emails can be read on site and yes this will be time consuming but you are sure going to thank me in the long run. I have found that not all sites will give you a choice to read on site and stop the emails and if they don’t this is what you can do.
Go to your gmail and click on one of the emails like you are going to create a filter and this is actually what you are doing – a new filter for the same file. Once you know that you can click on the site and get your credits – set up your filter like in the above blog post just click the delete this time.
After you have all that clicked then you can save this filter and what it does is keeps that folder clean and sends it to trash on auto – pretty cool huh. The only thing that I have seen is that my trash really feels up and I do have to empty it more often but at least I don’t have hundreds of folders full of emails.
Let me know how this works for as I’m loving this because going in a folder and deleting over 8,9 or 10,000 out of the folder takes forever it seems. You are not only spending the time to clean them out – then you have empty the trash which is also time consuming.
It’s funny how things happen in the day that lead you in a different direction and this is one of them as I know I needed to do a blog post here. I commented on another blog and decided to expand more as this sure does sum things up YOUR ATTITUDE + YOUR CHOICES = YOUR LIFE
Now you should go back and reread that and really think about it as I remember one of the first things that I was told when I got divorced and thought my world fell apart. A friend told me this
That has stuck with me over the years and when things don’t go the way that I think they should I remember this quote. This not only goes for your personal life but also for your business.
Things are never going to be perfect, things are never going to go the way that YOU think they should go but you stay focused, stay positive and try ONE more time – you just might find what you have been looking for.
Are you going to always make the right choices – NO
Learn from ALL your choices and keep moving forward.