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Avoid Sending Sensitive Information Over Email

Avoid Sending Sensitive Information Over Email

A single oversight can potentially nullify the effectiveness of your cybersecurity measures. For instance, even if you've implemented security measures like multifactor authentication, a phishing scam or certain malware variants could grant unauthorized access to your email, compromising all the data stored in your inbox.

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Your Email Inbox is the Most Dangerous Part of Your Day

Your Email Inbox is the Most Dangerous Part of Your Day

The seamless functionality of email often leads individuals to take it for granted. Whether accessing Outlook or logging into Gmail, the delivery of emails seems effortless. However, the intricate and expansive network of systems essential for email operations often goes unnoticed, and understandably so, given its complexity.

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A Few Strategies That Can Help Reduce Your Printing Costs

A Few Strategies That Can Help Reduce Your Printing Costs

Printing has been a major part of most businesses for a long time. It’s how ideas were shared for decades. The past couple, however, have seen the need for printed resources go way down, but that often doesn’t stop businesses from wasting useful capital on unnecessary printing. This month, we thought we’d give you three tips to help you reduce your printing costs, month after month.

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Gmail Incorporates More Stringent Phishing Protections (But There’s a Downside)

Gmail Incorporates More Stringent Phishing Protections (But There’s a Downside)

Since 2019, Google has had a feature built into their Chrome browser called Enhanced Safe Browsing. Intended to help prevent phishing attacks, this feature effectively steps in to warn users about links that it deems suspicious. More recently, this feature was added directly to Gmail. Let’s talk about how to enable it… and why you might actually want to think twice about doing so.

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Amazon’s Advice on Security Scams is Actually Pretty Great

Amazon’s Advice on Security Scams is Actually Pretty Great

Amazon Prime subscribers were recently sent a communication from the online marketplace detailing popular scams and what can be done to protect against them. While we have our own set of best practices to share, we thought we would take a closer look at Amazon’s advice to see how it squares up against our own.

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Lessons Learned from Amazon’s Latest Scam Email Warning

Lessons Learned from Amazon’s Latest Scam Email Warning

If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, chances are you received an email from the online marketplace warning users of scams that take advantage of offerings and brand recognition. We thought it would be interesting to look at the advice shared by this message to see if it matches up with our own recommended best practices.

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Businesses See a Lot of Value from This Trifecta of Communication Tools

Businesses See a Lot of Value from This Trifecta of Communication Tools

Communication is known for being the key to any successful relationship, and a business relationship is no exception. The benefits of clear and concise communication include greatly heightened efficiency in your processes and significant cost savings to boot. However, poor communications can easily have the opposite effect. Let’s go over three tools that today’s businesses should be using to give their teams the best chance of living up to the first option.

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AI Might Be the Next Big Thing for Your Email Security

AI Might Be the Next Big Thing for Your Email Security

While artificial intelligence is being adopted across numerous industries, one that many people may not think of is the cybercrime industry. Fortunately, AI can also be used to stop some forms of cybercrime, such as phishing. Let's talk about how AI might soon be an integral part of your phishing prevention.

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Communications Technologies Used By SMBs

Communications Technologies Used By SMBs

Good communications can make a huge difference to the way that a business operates, but with so many options available, it’s often hard to know what to invest capital into and when to move forward with new technologies. Let’s discuss how to know when a communications tool is right for your business and how to know when it is time to upgrade. 

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Email Encryption Keeps Prying Eyes Off of Your Messages

Email Encryption Keeps Prying Eyes Off of Your Messages

Email is crucial to the success of any business, but it also might contain sensitive information that is meant for the eyes of your organization—and its clients—only. Most modern email platforms give you tools you need to secure your email solution, so let’s go over how you might enable these features and what they look like.

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Spam Can Be Tricky, So Keep an Eye Out for These Warning Signs

Spam Can Be Tricky, So Keep an Eye Out for These Warning Signs

Sometimes, I kind of miss the oh-too-obvious spam emails that were once the norm. You know, the kind that were supposedly from some usurped royal who needed your assistance to reclaim their rightful place on the throne, or from some absurdly attractive individual who seemed to be coming on to you. Sure, at the time it was annoying, but compared to today’s spam…

Well, it was a simpler time.

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Tip of the Week: Archive Your Emails Inside Microsoft Outlook

Tip of the Week: Archive Your Emails Inside Microsoft Outlook

How often do you find yourself with a full inbox, but you don’t want to delete the messages for fear there is something important in them? You could spend time digging through your inbox every time to find the important message, or you could archive them so you can find them later. Microsoft Outlook has a built-in archival feature that you can use.

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6 Extremely Valuable Communications Tools for Business

6 Extremely Valuable Communications Tools for Business

Your employees will look to you to provide guidance throughout the workday, so you should do your best to use the communication mediums at your disposal to stay in touch with them. Granted, the average business has many different ways of communicating information to employees, especially in the wake of a global pandemic which forced many employees to work remotely. That said, communication is more important than ever; what services or solutions can you use to foster communication and aid your employees in their day-to-day responsibilities?

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Tip of the Week: Tips to Help You Clean Up Your Email Inbox

Tip of the Week: Tips to Help You Clean Up Your Email Inbox

If you have ever tried to wrestle with an out-of-control inbox, then you know it can be a challenge. You receive countless emails every day, and if you don’t find a way to handle them all, it can be challenging to stay on task. How can you make sure that your inbox organization isn’t putting your productivity on the line?

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Work Email for Personal Accounts

Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Work Email for Personal Accounts

Efficiency is great, but it should never come at the cost of boundaries. A perfect example of this is your work email address. It might be easy to use it to subscribe to an online service, like Netflix, but this is far from the best idea. Let’s take a look at why it might be a bad idea to breach these boundaries between your personal life and your work life, and why it might have lasting consequences.

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Hosted Email Expands Access of Crucial Business Communications

Hosted Email Expands Access of Crucial Business Communications

How often do you look at your email solution and think, “Wow, managing this thing takes up so much of our time. What would it be like to take that time and apply it elsewhere?” Today, businesses have all kinds of options for managing their email communications, one of which is email hosting provided through a managed service provider.

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Managing Your Email Can Help You Be More Productive

Managing Your Email Can Help You Be More Productive

Wrangling an email inbox that has been left to its own devices for months can be a challenge, especially for those who sign up for email lists and never unsubscribe from anything. If this sounds like you, be sure to read on and discover ways that you can finally take back control of your email inbox.

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Communication Tools that will Help Boost Your Business

Communication Tools that will Help Boost Your Business

Communication is a key part of doing business. Today, there are a variety of solutions devoted to improving your business’ communications strategy in some way, shape, or form. Here, we’ll go over these solutions, and discuss why today’s business should be invested in most or all of them.

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Tip of the Week: How to Waste Less Time on Your Email

Tip of the Week: How to Waste Less Time on Your Email

As much as we all rely on emails throughout the workday, they can be an intense pain to manage, which only makes it a hassle to deal with and can actively make it less useful for your users. We want to help you avoid this outcome, so we’re sharing a few tips to make the management of your email that much more effective.

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Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Safer Email Practices

Tip of the Week: Simple Steps to Safer Email Practices

Security is always a business priority, and with so many business needs now fulfilled digitally, it is critical that cybersecurity has a strong presence in organizations big and small. Nowadays, collaboration solutions have also had even greater importance in the workplace, making tools like email completely essential. Unfortunately, this gives cybercriminals an increased opportunity to use it as a means of attack.

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