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Secure email?

h1 Friday, October 17th, 2008

A friend has evidence that people are sending him emails that he never receives.  He has asked me what he can do about it.

This is not a new problem.  Email never has been a secure or certain method of delivering messages.  For example in an article “Too Many Lost Emails Leave us Unconnected“, written in 2004, Ray Everett-Church laments:

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On the dangers of personalising email subject lines

h1 Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Over the years I’ve use the fact that spambots don’t know who I am to help immediately identify spam. Any message that includes by email username (usually mbaker) in the subject is almost certainly spam. However today I received an email with the subject: Hi Michael Please read this document!

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