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Readers reply: does spam email actually work? | Spam

Does spam email actually work? I don’t mean dodgy phishing emails, but the annoying ads and sales pitches. Presumably the answer is yes, otherwise the spammers wouldn’t bother, but I find it hard to believe. Ali Farhan, ManchesterSend new questions to [email protected] replyHang on a mo, I’ll just email 300 million people to ask. ElCommentarioIt works better than doing nothing – which is the secret of all marketing. OneAnotherNameThere are different kinds of spam. The more targeted kinds (eg an email from a…

Google kills off Gmail’s Basic HTML View amid fears it could sunset its email service

Google users can breathe a sigh of relief as recent rumours of Gmail's demise turn out to be only partially accurate. While the email service is not going anywhere, a specific feature is bidding farewell. Google is killing off Gmail's Basic HTML view starting January 2024, as revealed by updates on the company's support page.Gmail's Basic HTML view endsContrary to widespread speculation, the alleged email circulating on X claiming the "journey of Gmail is coming to a close" is debunked. The concern was unnecessary for…

If You Own a Wyze Cam, Strangers Might Have Watched You on Friday

Photo: Fuss Sergey / Shutterstock.com (Shutterstock)Home surveillance company Wyze announced a glitch caused some 13,000 customers to see each other’s camera footage on Friday, according to a report in The Verge. The company originally disclosed the breach last week, but said it had only identified 14 affected customers. As it turns out, the tally adds up to a few more than that. It’s another in a growing number of full-blown security disasters at a company that makes security its entire business. Top 5 Shopping Tips for

Superhuman: This AI-powered email tool can save 4 hours for you every week, boost productivity

Do you get anxious about what to write while sending an email or have so many in your inbox that it becomes a nasty and never-ending chore? If yes, then you are not the only one as many are in the same boat. Drafting a formal and informative email could take up a lot of time and there is a negative impact of that - it distracts teams from their important work. While replying to emails is also necessary, crafting a grammatically correct and formal draft could be tricky for many. To solve this problem, we have found a tool…

Does spam email actually work? | Life and style

Does spam email actually work? I don’t mean dodgy phishing emails, but the annoying ads and sales pitches. Presumably the answer is yes, otherwise the spammers wouldn’t bother, but I find it hard to believe. Ali Farhan, ManchesterPost your answers (and new questions) below or send them to [email protected]. A selection will be published next Sunday. Does spam email actually work? I don’t mean dodgy phishing emails, but the annoying ads and sales pitches. Presumably the answer is yes, otherwise the spammers wouldn’t…

How to block a number on Android phones and iPhones

Whether it is junk calls or a creepy ex, there are some people we don’t want to keep getting calls from. The solution is simple, we know, all we need to do is block the number on our smartphone. But how you go about blocking a number is slightly different on each phone. Here, we present an ultimate guide of sorts for any kind of phone. How to block a call on Android phones Both iOS and Android offer easy options to stop unwanted calls, but since each Android smartphone manufacturer has the option to create its own…

Defense Department alerts over 20,000 employees about email data breach

The Department of Defense sent a data breach notification letter to thousands of current and former employees alerting that their personal information had been leaked, DefenseScoop reported on Tuesday. While the department first detected the incident in early 2023, the notifications didn't begin to go out until earlier this month. More than 20,000 individuals appear to be affected by the breach.The letter explains that emails messages were "inadvertently exposed to the internet" by a Defense Department "service provider."…

Google Ads launches email series offering tailored optimization tips

Google Ads launched a new email series offering partners customized optimization advice. Each email is tailored to your client’s account setup, offering recommended solutions to enhance campaign performance.Why we care. As advertisers continue to face difficulty reaching Google Ads support, these automated emails offer valuable insights to boost campaign performance. Although they are not a replacement for support as they can’t address specific campaign concerns, they offer additional assistance to potentially

Google implements stricter guidelines for bulk email senders

Google has announced a crackdown on senders of mass emails to Gmail users, signaling a shift towards stricter guidelines to combat spam and phishing. According to reports, Google will begin rejecting emails that do not meet the bulk sender guidelines, which are designed to safeguard Gmail users from unsolicited and potentially harmful messages. Starting this month, bulk email senders (any email sender that sends close to 5,000 messages or more to personal Gmail accounts within a 24-hour period) failing to meet the…