Terms and Conditions
We understand and agree to the terms and conditions outlined herein as specifically defined for use of the NetPass PostFix Administration system.
NetPass shall be held harmless in the event the system is used incorrectly resulting in potential loss of e-mail accounts, e-mail data and/or loss of ability to send/receive e-mail. Further, we understand and agree that fees may apply in the event NetPass is required to restore e-mail services resulting from improper use or abuse of the PostFix Administration system.
We agree to not provide information for accessing this system to third parties and, on NetPass recommendation, to notify NetPass in the event access information is retained by parties no longer authorized to utilize this system, whether directly or indirectly affiliated to us, so that access information can be changed in an effort to preserve the integrity of accounts, data, and overall e-mail services provided by NetPass and modified through the NetPass PostFix Administration system. In the event this guideline is not followed, NetPass shall again be held harmless accordingly.
The NetPass Email Administration system may be used for lawful purposes only and I agree to abide by NetPass Acceptable Use Policy when using this system.
Last week, the purported largest permissions-based e-mail marketing company, Epsilon, reported a systems breach where an unknown number of e-mail addresses and names were stolen. If you’ve never heard of Epsilon, chances are fairly good that they’ve heard of you. It is reported that Epsilon sends 40 billion e-mail messages per year on behalf of 2,500 clients like Capital One, Best Buy and American Express.
While the potential ramifications for such a breach are staggering, Epsilon reports no other personal information was taken other than e-mail addresses and names. Still, there remains the real threat that this information may be used for malicious purposes through targeted “phishing” scams. Sometimes referred to as “spear-phishing,” this involves sending out fake e-mail designed to look legitimate based on information a scammer may have on you. For example, let’s say you subscribed to receive e-mails from a well-known department store. If your e-mail address and name were lifted as part of this breach, the scammer might design a fake e-mail from that department store addressed to you knowing you may be less suspicious of receiving e-mails from that department store. This e-mail might prompt you to submit personal information like bank account, Social Security or other sensitive personal information that could lead to identity theft.
Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
1. Remember that e-mail is most often unsecure. Most major companies know this and thusly will never ask you to provide personal information via e-mail.
2. Never click a link within an e-mail that you are not 100% sure of. In fact, the general rule is never click links within an e-mail at all.
3. If you receive a notice from someone you do business with asking you for personal information, call that company or log into their website using the domain name and credentials you have on file to determine if the request if valid.
Anytime you receive suspicious looking e-mails requesting personal information, report it to the company from whom it appears to originate. Many companies take this very seriously and can only combat the problem if they’re made aware of it. Even if the message is legitimate, you’ll at least have piece of mind and can handle the request directly with the company (as suggested in item 3 above).
If you have questions about “phishing” scams, e-mail security or other web related issues, contact a NetPass representative toll-free today at 888.26.7277 or visit www.netpass.com.
Established in 1995, NetPass is a full-service firm offering a wide-range of products, services and technologies including professional website design & development, application programming, content management solutions, multimedia (including online game) production, e-commerce solutions, state-of-the-art web hosting (including shared, virtual and dedicated services), and online marketing including, but not limited to, blog production, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). For more information about our firm and services, visit www.netpass.com or contact a NetPass representative today at 407.843.7277 (local Orlando) or 888.296.7277 (Toll-Free). You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.