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That’s Not My Department: Forwarding E-Mail
4. Type in a quick reminder.
5. Click the Send button.
If you do this enough times, it will become impossible for people to
Using a web link from your e-mail
When you open a message, sometimes you see blue, underlined text with
the name of a web page or e-mail address. If you want to look at the web
page, just click the underlined text of the web page. If everything is installed
correctly, your web browser pops up and opens the web page whose name
you’ve clicked. If you want to send a message to the e-mail address, just
click the underlined text. A New Message form opens with the e-mail address
already in the To field.
Don’t get caught by phishing
Sneaky people are always looking for new ways to trick you, especially on
the Internet. In recent years, a common scam called phishing has cost people
time, money, and grief after they responded to an e-mail by an impostor who
claimed to represent a bank or other financial institution.
If you get an e-mail that purports to be from a bank or other business and
asks you to click a link to log on to “verify” personal information, especially
passwords, don’t fall for it. The link will probably direct you to a website that
might look legitimate — but the personal information you are asked to enter
can then be used for fraud or identity theft. Contact the business directly,
preferably by phone, to make sure that the e-mail isn’t a fake. One way to
confirm that an e-mail is phony is to hover your mouse over a link in the
message until the URL or Internet address pops up. If the address it links to
isn’t the same as the address of the institution that claims to be sending the
message, it’s a phishing scam. Just delete it.
That’s Not My Department:
You may not always have the answer to every e-mail message you get. You
may need to send a message along to somebody else to answer, so pass it on.