Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company eNewsletter
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Social Media Alert
KCTC Spam & Virus Protection Report Update
This Month’s FAQ
Sites Of The Month
Two To View
Dear KCTC Internet Subscribers
Happy New Year! Once the confetti is cleaned up and the noisemakers put away, it’s time to tackle new challenges and enjoy new experiences. This January issue has plenty of new ideas to help you in the year ahead.
First you’ll learn about the increased use of social media spam and its related phishing attacks. Be sure to review the precautions you can take to avoid becoming a victim. Also in the learning category, this issue explains the end of support for Windows XP and shares tips on how to search for people to follow on Twitter. To start 2014 with plenty of fresh ideas, check out the cool Pinterest pins, incredible videos, and resource-rich websites.
The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you’ll find this information interesting.
To see what’s inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!
- The KCTC Internet Team
Social Media Alert – Watch Out For Social Media Spam (And Scams)
KCTC Spam & Virus Protection – Report Update
TOTALS FOR DECEMBER 2013
Email messages sent to KCTC customers: 3,711,864
SPAM email messages blocked by KCTC filters: 3,302,868
Percent of email received by KCTC servers as SPAM: 89%
Virus-infected email messages blocked by KCTC: 751
As always, you can check the KCTC Quarantine Report to see which messages are being filtered out by the KCTC spam filters, or use the “Quarantine” tab on KCTC Webmail. These standard features of all KCTC email accounts. For more information on the Quarantine option, go to the support page.
Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month’s FAQ – Do I Have To Stop Using Microsoft Windows XP After Its Support Ends?
Question: I’m still using Microsoft Windows XP as my operating system. Can I keep using it after Microsoft ends its support in April 2014?
Answer: Support for Windows XP (and Office 2003) will end on April 8, 2014. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, non-security hot fixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates.
You can continue to use Windows XP, but it’s not recommended since your computer might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft strongly recommends you get current with Windows and Office. For complete details including instructions for moving to Windows 7 or Windows 8, visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help
If you’re fairly new to Twitter, or are simply looking for new people to follow, check out the Twitter search tips below:
How to find people by name:
How to browse accounts by interest:
How to browse Twitter’s suggestions:
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Kalona Co-op Telephone Co.
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