You want all your email on all your devices, right?

What is Google Apps?

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get things done from anywhere and on any device. It's simple to set up, use and manage, so your business can focus on what really matters.

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Switching to Gmail like a pro

excerpts from Google Enterprise Blog

The more you know: switching to Gmail like a pro

Every day, tens of thousands of people switch from Microsoft Outlook® and other client-based software to Google Apps. To make the transition as smooth as possible, we thought we’d share some tips on using Gmail.

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Busy Weekend for Celebrity Deaths and Spam

While checking my spam report for the other morning, I noticed that there was a sudden wave of celebrity deaths in my email. (using Google Apps Premier I get a daily quarantine report showing mail that was blocked). It was so thoughtful for all of these spammers to let me know that Madonna and Tiger Woods died, while Angelina Jolie was doing a Victoria Secret lingerie shoot, probably with Jessica Alba.

This week, spammers using fake news reports, next week we will probably have more hurricane and flooding reports, and all are fake trying to get you to open the email and follow a link.

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Keep Your Personal Life Out Of The Office

Now is the Time to Get Yourself a TRULY Personal E-mail Address

If you work for a company, you were probably issued a work e-mail address that looks something like this: joe.schmoe @ megacompany.com. And if you’re like most people, you’re also probably using your work e-mail address to:

  • manage all of your electronic correspondence
  • send those “cute” jokes and e-mail chains
  • schedule personal appointments
  • conduct other personal business

Now, let me ask you a few pretty obvious questions:

  • Would you have personal products shipped to you at work?
  • Would you want holiday and birthday cards sent to your work address?
  • How about your “private” magazines?

I didn’t think so.

The time has come for you to stop using your work e-mail for personal reasons. Yes, my friend now is the time to take the next big e-step and get a REAL personal e-mail address (and domain). Catch up with the millennium and separate your work and your personal e-mail once and for all.

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Keep Business and Personal Emails Separate

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  • Using your work email for all your online correspondence?
  • Sending all those cute jokes using your work address?
  • Would you have your Home Shopping Network products shipped to work?
  • Would you want all your holiday cards sent to you at work?
  • Your naughty magazine subscriptions?

So, why are you using your work email for Personal use?
Get yourself your own, personal email address, and separate your work and your private life.

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Another AOL 'spam' example

Another wonderful 'reported spam' :

-----Original Message-----
From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 6:41 PM

This is an email abuse report for an email message received from IP address xx.xx.xx.xx on Fri, 04 May 2007 15:57:58 -0400

From: --------
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 3:58 PM
To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: FW: ----- Golf

From: L-----
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 8:45 AM
To: '-------'
Subject: ---- Golf

Allen,

Can you give me the names or teams that won the tournament for the website?

All the Best,

-L----

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Example of AOL "reported spam"

AOL seems to make reporting email as spam way way too easy.
Over the past couple months, I've been seeing way too many legitimate email being reported as junk.

It is likely an accident on the part of the AOL user, but AOL counts those mistakes. Here are just a couple of examples:

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