I dug this Spam from Nathan via DominoFiles
out of my JunkMail folder:
GROUP Frameworks VP R&D, an expert
in XPages application development with more than 18 years of Lotus expertise.
Convert your Apps
with new Transformer Technology
This spam is from DominoFiles, the company
Nathan and others allege is a sister company of mine, but which is false
(but fact checking is not a necessary part of flaming someone, as I have
found out). Nathan decries my (nonexistent) relationship with them, yet
uses them to promote his new product with their spam.
As I said in Carl's blog, email is dead
as a promotional tool. But Nathan hasn't found that out yet and still uses
it to promote what looks like an interesting product.
Irony? Nathan, you are the master!
(and Nathan, I won't disable comments
as you did, so you can put a link to your new product and help your own
Monitoring my Inbox for Replies
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 8:42a Frank Paolino Monitoring my Inbox waiting for a reply is
a vexing email problem that has bothered me for a long time. My coworkers
know that I am disorganized, and like to have tools to keep me on the straight
and narrow. I often send emails that require a response, but I have not
found a fast and easy way to monitor if I ever get a reply to that
important message. And I don't have a good system to do that.
So I designed a sidebar app, which I call
Watcher. It allows
me to drag messages from [read] Keywords: blackberry
Hurricane Sandy and MX Failover
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:22a Frank Paolino MayFlower provides MX Failover to all SpamSentinel
customers in cases of emergency, as Hurricane Sandy has proven to be.
Currently, we have a law firm in New
York and their mail is queueing up on our servers here, waiting for them
to return to work (who knows when?). They are not responding to phone calls,
which makes sense, as much of New York city is still having problems with
water and electric power.
Many times, when I explain MX failover
to customers, they generally say tha [read] Keywords: domino
Canned Reply for CPA and Accounting Firms
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 10:22a Frank Paolino In my continuing effort to help customers
get a better return on their Lotus Notes investment, we have tuned our
Canned Reply offering for CPAs and Accounting Firms.
Let's take a look at how a CPA firm
would use Canned Replies for Lotus Notes.
Many CPA firms answer routine customer
questions about tax questions via email. A common question asked by many
customers relates to changing tax laws and deductions.
Busy tax accountants might be tempted
to answer with a short answer, as the [read] Keywords: lotus
Art is Work
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 9:07a Frank Paolino My daughter, Sophie Germaine, just completed a three week project making
a mural on a wall in Concord, Massachusetts. Sophie and I were at La Provence
restaurant over winter break and talked about doing something with that
wall. The "wall" really was, to Sophie, a great big blank canvas
and cried out for some color and life!
Here is the wall as it looked
in the early spring of 2012:
So, Sophie spoke with the
wall's owner, Guy DiGiovanni, who was thrilled to have her [read] Keywords: google
LinkedIn hacked for 6.5 million passwords
Wed, Jun 6th 2012 11:29a Frank Paolino Many sources have this report:
They all say "change your LinkedIn password now".
What also comes to mine is that more spam will be generated by scammers
exploiting this news story. They will be saying "click here to change
your password", or "your LinkedIn account has been hacked",
Expect more spam purporting to be from LinkedIn. If you
have whitelisted [read] Keywords: linkedin
Canned Replies for Lotus Notes
Tue, May 22nd 2012 12:44p Frank Paolino One of the most popular features of Gmail is
"Canned Responses", which are "official" answers to
Frequently Asked Questions. It allows a Help Desk or Sales staff to provide
more complete answers every time they reply. So I asked myself "Can
this be done in Lotus Notes"? Well, the answer is "Yes"
and we have done it!
We call it Canned
Replies. It installs as a Lotus
Notes Sidebar App* in about 2 minutes. It allows us to create high
quality replies quickly while maintaining c [read] Keywords: domino
Why Testing Everything is Important
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 8:24a Frank Paolino So this blog is being targeted by spammers
to advertise their products. I don't get a lot of comments, so I made the
default ACL "Readers" to stop the spam overnight and moved on
to the next thing on my Agenda.
I did not bother to test the blog
by creating a comment because I knew it would work. Until
Moral of the story: Make changes and
test them, or as a customer told me on my first week as a consultant:
it if you don't
St [read] Keywords: acl
Jon Stewart on Obama Spam and Social Media
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 8:04a Frank Paolino This is a pretty funny skit. Jon talks
about Social Media and email spam. I don't want to spoil the fun, but here
are a few excerpts:
ones from Barack Obama have the subject line "Hey"...you don't
need to address anyone as "Hey" to be cool. You're the President,
that's pretty f---ing cool! You don't need to resort to the sort
of fake familiarity that spammers use ...
Second, everytime I open those super
casual bro-mails, the message is always the same [read] Keywords: application
Waikiki Celebrates Hawaii's Love of Canned Spam
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 5:04p Frank Paolino The WAIKIKI SPAM JAM Festival is a street festival
that celebrates the people of Hawaii's love for SPAM products a canned
meat from Hormel Foods. In Hawaii, you will find SPAM family of products
at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants and in most homes
According to Barbara Campbell, vice president
of Outrigger Enterprises Group, one of the event’s founding sponsors,
more SPAM is consumed per person in Hawaii than is consumed in any
other state in [read] Keywords: mac
Unified by Spam - The Social Experiment
Mon, Mar 12th 2012 9:04a Frank Paolino This is a fun story of a spam atack that ends
up uniting a group of people. As reported in the Wall
Street Journal article, a spam message
sent to a listserv address created an auto-reply to all. Many other people
replied-to-all with "remove". This happened over and over. Finally,
one user said:
people understand that, by replying to all, you're perpetuating this ridiculous
spam cycle?" someone from the U.K. wrote. "I realize that I'm
doing exactly the same [read] Keywords: linkedin