Unexpected email with an unexpected link? Don’t click on it!

FedEx Bad Email


No matter what Internet Security software you’ve installed (you DO have something installed, right?), don’t ever click on a link you receive from an unexpected source!  These can include, but are not limited to, notices from FedEx about a shipment to you, or that you sent, Verizon (or other company) phone bill that is extremely high, notice from a bank (with which you probably don’t even have an account) or any other official-looking notice from a company asking you to click on something.

Read the message carefully.  You’ll almost always see poor grammar, spelling and punctuation. There will often be odd contradictions.  In the email to the left, the sender claims to be FedEx, but asks you to go to your US Post Office for a package.

There may be otherwise empty email messages from friends, too, that contain a link.  Never click on those either!  That’s a hallmark of a hijacked email account.  Let your friend know to change his or her account password asap.

If it’s too late because you’ve already clicked and installed a trojan, give us a call:  910-695-7068.

Backing up your computer

Now that online backup services exist for less than $75 per year, and 1 TB external drives can be bought for less than $100, there’s no good reason to not backup up your computer.  It’s better to be safe than sorry.  Why lose your precious pictures or business documents when it can be prevented?

Contact us for really affordable online residential backups, or for backups for your company. We will develop a recovery plan that works for you.  Wouldn’t you feel better if you could be back up and running within a few hours of a crash?

Call us at 910-695-7068 ext 23 and ask for a backups specialist or click here to sign up for your free trial!

Configure your iPhone or iPad for ConnectNC Hosting

  • On your iPhone or iPad, tap the Settings icon and then choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.”
  • Choose “Add Account.”
  • Scroll down and choose “Other.”
Tap “Add Mail Account.”
Type in your name, your full email address, your email account password and something to describe this account.

Type in your actual email address here. Do not use “mydomain.com.”

Scroll down to enter the incoming and outgoing mail server information.  Both incoming and outgoing will be the same.  Replace “mydomain.com” with your actual domain name. Your user name is your actual email address.

If your email address is @pinehurst.net or @connectnc.net, please use these mail servers:

Incoming Mail Server:   mail.connectnc.com
Outgoing Mail Server:   mail.connectnc.com

Your username is your full email address.

If, at any time, you are presented with an alert that asks if you set up the account without SSL, tap Yes.  Click Next to continue.
Save your settings when prompted.