Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"E-mail Can Be Dangerous" says G. B. Miller

                            "E-mail Can Be Dangerous"

How many times has this happened to you?

You're sitting at your desk at work, or at your computer at home, or wherever you happen to be with your tablet or I-Pad, minding your own business and doing your job, when all of a sudden dozens upon dozens of e-mails flood your in-box. You jump out of your seat and immediately start deleting all the unwanted e-mails.

But as soon as you get through one batch, another wave crashes the beach and again your in-box is deluged with e-mails.

As you frantically try to empty the quickly sinking boat, you scream, "Where is all this spam coming from????"

Sadly my friend, this is no spammer claiming yet another victim. This is an unknown co-worker who, although works in some other agency's IT department, doesn't know how to properly send e-mail. They compposed a test e-mail, stick it on some ginormous e-mail list and then hits the "send" button.

Remember, only you can prevent the technologically impaired from wrecking havoc on the collective word's psyche with tales of brave puppy dogs, salacious kitty cats and test e-mails that point out the incredibly obvious. The next time you catch one getting ready to do just that, wheel them away from their object of desire and pair them up with someone who can teach them properly, perferably from grades 6 through 9.

You'll be so glad that you did, and so will everyone else.


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A little info about G.B. Miller

"While working as a Payroll Clerk in state government back 2006 (and with a little encouragement from friends and co-workers), G. B. decided to take up writing so as to make better use of his free time. Becoming fully immersed with his nascent 2nd career, some six years later, he can proudly said that he is a published somebody, with two short stories, a self-pubbed chapbook and his commercial debut.
"G.B. currently lives in Newington CT with his wife Joanne, his two children and his pet cat Holly. Currently he divides his time between working for the state, and creating written mayhem in the cyber world and the real world."


  1. Fortunately this has never happened to me.

  2. I guess I've been lucky, too. lol. I do get an awful lot of junk mail though. I'm constantly deleting the suckers. I'm afraid to open most because I did have a terrible incident a year ago.
    Nice post.

  3. Hey Ladies...thanks for stopping by. My son is an IT for a huge company in AZ and I am constantly forwarding emails to him. Is this a scam? Should I open this? I am sure he wants to be put up for adoption - LOL

  4. Penny, thanks for having me today.

    If you think that the private sector is bad, you should how bad it can get in the public sector.

    Suzanne: Consider yourself lucky. I go through this at work at least a couple of times a year. This post was inspired by an incident last week in which someone from the state IT departement sent out a test e-mail to all 45K employees.

    Lorrie: We normally get phishing scams about three or four times a month.

  5. I haven't had that happen either but can imagine the frustration.

  6. Charles: I almost got hooked into one at work, but being the short tempered person that I am, I stopped it from loading onto my computer 'cause it was taking too long to load.