Category: E-mail spam

  • New Canadian anti-spam regulations effective July 1, 2014: Take action now!

    New Canadian anti-spam regulations effective July 1, 2014: Take action now!

    Have you heard about the new Canadian anti-spam regulations coming in? If you: send emails, texts or e-newsletters to customers, past customers or potential customers, have ever THOUGHT of doing so, have a list of previous customers you may want to reach out to in the future, use customer relationship management (CRM) software – including Outlook,…

  • Beware: Domain Registry of Canada in your snail mail

    Beware: Domain Registry of Canada in your snail mail

    Beware of unsolicited notices that arrive by mail from Domain Registry of Canada (DROC.ca). The notice comes in an envelope that looks somewhat like an official Canadian Government letter, with a red maple leaf. Inside, it looks like an invoice for renewing your domain, but in fact it is an order form to transfer  your…

  • SPAM ALERT: “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing”

    SPAM ALERT: “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing”

    Watch out for this email spam that looks like a domain registration! It comes from “Domain Services” and the subject line is “Domain Notification – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing” – and then your domain name in capital letters. Inside is this alarming-looking message: Note: It looks urgent. It looks official. However,…

  • Spam and E-mail encoding

    Spam and E-mail encoding

    Any time you publish your e-mail address online, you risk getting spam as a result. You can’t prevent people from manually copying down your e-mail address.  But that’s not how you usually end up on spammers’ lists. Spammers acquire huge lists of e-mail addresses that have been automatically “harvested” by bots, automatic programs that surf…