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By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 11, 1999
I have been connected to America Online for the nine months I have had my computer. I have Microsoft Outlook installed in my system and would like to know if I can use the e-mail portion with AOL. If I can, how do I get them to work together? The connection wizard seems to specify every other Internet service provider but not AOL.You can't do what you want to do because Steve Case, CEO of America Online Inc. and one of the world's most brilliant marketing whizzes, doesn't want you to do that.
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BUSINESS
November 18, 2007
Think twice before you open bogus e-mail from an all-too-helpful "Fraud Department" claiming to be associated with the Federal Trade Commission. The e-mail is laced with links and attachments that download a virus that could grab passwords and account numbers from your computer. It commonly refers to complaints filed against the recipient and includes a phony sender's address from frauddep@ftc.gov. Despite an image of the FTC seal, alert consumers will spot grammatical errors, misspellings and incorrect syntax.
BUSINESS
By JIM COATES and JIM COATES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 21, 2006
From time to time I get e-mail in the file format MIME. My XP Pro under Windows and MSN Mail can't handle it, so I have to delete the message. All I get is lots of ABCs that make no sense. These e-mails come from friends and probably hold some interesting info. - Tony Checkowski, Lansdale, Pa. Multipurpose Internet mail extensions, or MIME files, date back to the dawn of the Web and now are outdated but still used by quite a few diehards who cause a lot of consternation. In essence, a MIME file is written in conventional text (A to Z and 0 to 9)
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 8, 2001
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is expected to ask Congress today for a multibillion-dollar bailout to help it recover from the anthrax attacks and a nearly 10 percent drop in mail volume since the deadly bacteria began threatening the mail. With two postal workers dead, three hospitalized and 16,000 on antibiotics as a precaution, Americans are staying away from mailboxes and post offices, postal officials say. In the nearly two months since anthrax appeared, the postal service has recorded losses of $800 million, meaning that it will far exceed the projected $1.35 billion in red ink it was predicting for the fiscal year that ends Sept.
NEWS
By JOANNA DAEMMRICH and JOANNA DAEMMRICH,SUN REPORTER | November 23, 2005
Hagerstown and federal authorities searched for new leads yesterday as they investigated the possibility that ecoterrorists set a Sunday morning fire that damaged four unoccupied townhouses in a large subdivision under construction on the city's west side. An e-mail to a local newspaper claimed that the Earth Liberation Front, an underground movement, was responsible for the single-alarm fire that destroyed one townhouse and damaged three others in Hager's Crossing. The FBI, which has named the radical environmental group one of the most dangerous in the nation and blamed it for $100 million in damage in the past decade, has launched a joint investigation with Hagerstown's fire and police departments.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Clayton and Richard Clayton,NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE | July 3, 2003
They have done it again. Last month, it was proved that spammers distributing advertisements for pornographic Web sites have been using "trojan programs," delivered by viruses, to turn personal computers into servers capable of passing on 750,000 items a day. This ups the ante in the fight against unsolicited and unwanted advertising, which makes up about half of all e-mail traffic. This confirms what has been apparent: We won't beat spammers using technology alone. It's time to tackle the problem in the courts.
BUSINESS
By Barbara Rose and Barbara Rose,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 24, 2003
A woman no longer feels safe letting her grandchildren use her computer because of the pornography that pops onto her screen. A job seeker lost valuable leads when he changed his e-mail because his in box became inundated with spam after he posted his resume on the Internet. A computer worker installed filtering software at home and catches one unsolicited message every two minutes. "It sucks away my humanity, going through the spam folder," said David McNett of Austin, Texas. "I don't check routinely because it's unpleasant."
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Kimberly A. C. Wilson and Michael Dresser and Kimberly A. C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2004
An Anne Arundel County legislator stirred controversy in Annapolis yesterday by e-mailing to colleagues an essay contending that Islam is a "militaristic and violent" religion. Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr., one of the most conservative Republicans in the General Assembly, apparently used his state-provided computer to distribute the treatise titled "Is Islam Really Peaceful?" Purportedly written by his eighth-grade nephew, it cites Islamic scripture to make a case that the religion is not peaceful.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun Columnist | November 8, 2006
You often hear stories of workers inadvertently sending an e-mail meant for a colleague to the entire office, or even worse - to their boss. The e-mail's content is often embarrassing or reveals not-so-flattering comments about a co-worker or a manager. Workplace experts say these faux pas happen more often than we'd like, considering we've become increasingly lax about e-mail usage. Who hasn't absent-mindedly hit the "reply all" button or forwarded e-mail messages to the wrong person in the course of doing a million other things?
NEWS
January 9, 1999
WHEN AMERICA Online sued for exclusive use of its e-mail slogan, it was lucky the case was tossed out by a federal judge and not an English teacher. Otherwise, AOL might have been sentenced to hours of banging erasers.As the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie about a cyber-relationship, "You've Got Mail," became a hit, AOL sued to halt AT&T from telling its e-mail users, "You have mail."That's because AOL subscribers who receive electronic mail are alerted by a computer voice that chirps "You've got mail" as the words "You have mail" appear on the screen.
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