25 Sep 2020

“The Hair of the Dog” Lives in Infamy

Most clichés originated from terms that were once clever, useful and connoted some broader meaning from hearing the phrase. These welcome, useful terms catch on and last over time but eventually get overused and then get relegated to cliché status. “The Hair of the Dog,” as an example, lives in infamy today to mean, ‘indulge again in what you overindulged, and you may feel better’. This term originated from a 16th century medical “remedy”... Read more...

18 Sep 2020

Working from Home Continues to Test Patience of IT Administrators

Has this happened to you recently: You get an email from yourself asking you to click a link to see an agenda you didn’t write or for an invoice you never sent? The newest are people sending you pictures of checks that they supposedly put in the mail to you (hoping you click on the image which then makes nefarious things happen). Earlier this week I saw an email from myself with an exact duplicate of my own RPost signature asking me to click a... Read more...

11 Sep 2020

Messi Situation Redux: Regular Certified Mail Beats Burofax But Not by Much

A couple weeks ago, we at Tech Essentials highlighted how Lionel Messi could have saved himself a lot of trouble and even more money by using the Registered Email™ service included in RMail®. Instead of using Burofax (somebody, please find these guys another name!) he could have sent his notice to Barcelona in a Registered Email™ message, thus receiving forensic timestamped and authenticatable proof of content delivered. This message would... Read more...

06 May 2019

Vacationing in the Bahamas? Leave Your Laptop at Home

The constitution provide certain privacy rights. Attorneys and their clients generally enjoy extra protections on privacy with “privileged” correspondence. But what happens if the information is inadvertently exposed? There are all sorts of pitfalls that can expose your sensitive information. Here are some shocking ones. File sharing services can cause waiver of attorney-client privilege if files are not send with an encrypted link.... Read more...

16 Nov 2018

Email Security Beyond the Soundbite

The ubiquity of smart phones and their apps have reduced the attention span for the masses. People now expect their information in big fonts, nice colors, and pretty pictures. In the tech world, while many services have features that are now described in simple sound bites, it is often the details that make one product work for a customer need; or work better than similar sounding alternatives. And, with heightened awareness of email security needs,... Read more...

23 Mar 2018

They Know Everything About You

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You may already know Uber drivers now score YOU, the passenger, and that a customer rating indicates who they choose to pick up. But did you realize a score below 4 out of 5 could potentially drive up your costs (fewer drivers want to drive you, triggering premature “congestion” pricing)? Best Buy (and others) have shifted away from a “customer is always right” policy, now using your shopping and product return data to ban... Read more...

12 Mar 2018

Why the Best Email Evidence does not Eliminate the Entirety of Disputes

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It is well accepted worldwide that the Registered Receipt™ email record is the gold standard for email proof — timestamped and verifiable proof of successful email delivery including content delivered, regardless of recipient settings, and without need for any recipient compliant action or clicks (watch 10-minute technical overview video). Many prestigious law, insurance, and financial services associations and regulatory bodies, like The... Read more...

02 Mar 2018

“Fake Email” leads to “Fake News” claim

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In our recent Tech Essentials edition, about the “million-dollar email,” delivery proof was at question. The recent events highlighted below emphasize the additional importance of being able to easily prove the content of your sent email. As you will read, it is very easy for a recipient to modify an email with a few mouse strokes, print to PDF, forward the modified copies, and suddenly you, the sender, are on the defensive… trying to prove... Read more...

16 Feb 2018

Can you put a monetary value on proof? “It’s worth at least a million dollars,” according to one relieved RMail customer.

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While it’s very common to hear from attorneys and law firms who use RMail for their high-profile cases in district and circuit courts, here we share a story from one RMail user, where the value of our Registered Email™ receipt was literally, his family’s home. After a set of unfortunate circumstances, Bank of America started foreclosure proceedings on our user’s home. Not one to roll over easily, he decided to take action and sent a complete... Read more...

30 Nov 2017

Foreign Journalists Discover Treasure in Bermuda

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As enchanting as the Bermuda sea is, during rough weather, Bermuda’s beguiling reefs have been the source of many lost ships over the past hundreds of years during trans-Atlantic journeys shipping treasures and taxes from the Americas to Europe. However, no one could have anticipated the rough waves that just crashed upon some of the world’s richest and most well-known companies as the true hidden treasure in Bermuda had long been a quietly kept... Read more...