From the Actrix Online Informer September 2010

by Rob Zorn

Readers' Forum September 2010

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Hi Actrix. I have received an email purporting to be from you guys. It asks for my password which always makes me feel uncomfortable. It is threatening dire results for ignoring it, which seems uncommercial. Is it legit? I would also like to change the name on the emails going out from me. Can you fix this for me? I look forward to your reply. Regards, Ian

Hi Ian. No, that email was not from us. It's a typical phishing attempt, and we'll never ask you for your password in an email. Well-spotted.

The name that goes out on your email is a setting local to you.

To change it open Outlook Express, click Tools and then Accounts. Double click on your account in the big white box, or if there's only one account there click the Properties button on the right. Change the display name to whatever you like.

Keep clicking Next until you come to the Finish button. That should take care of it.














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