The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 8 June 2004 
E-Mail Scams on the Rise
by antiphishing.org


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Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' (aka faked) return e-mail addresses and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc. By hijacking the trusted brands of well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, phishers are able to convince up to 5% of recipients to respond to them. Visit www.nophish.bmi.net for more information.
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Matt Stephens Promoted to CSR Manager
by Ruben Bybee


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Matt Stephens has been promoted to Customer Service Representative Manager. Matt has 13 years experience with computers. He also has prior experience providing training while working at Sykes and Staples. Matt is now in charge of our technical support training program and is the direct supervisor of our technical support staff.
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Moving? Take BMI Too.
by Matt Stephens


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BMI has local service in over 250,000 cities. If you are moving to a new location, please check our online phonebook and we probably have you covered.
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Word Find of the Month
by Kevin Knight


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Congratulations to W. Rohner for winning the May word find puzzle and 3 months of free Internet service. Solve our word find puzzle this month and you will be entered into a drawing to win three months of free Internet. Click here to go to the puzzle
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Tip - Setting Your Spam Filters
by Ruben Bybee


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By default your BMI spam settings are set to low. Each BMI customer can indivually customize their @bmi.net spam settings in 5 catagories from levels 1 to 5. You can increase your level of aggression towards spam by logging in at antivirus.bmi.net and clicking on the junk e-mail settings at the top.
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82% of e-mail is spam
by Postini


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According to leading anti-spam company, 82% of all Internet e-mail today is spam. BMI utilizes the finest anti-spam and anti-virus e-mail technology available anywhere and this helps to protect you.
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Internet Safety Brochure
by BMI Staff


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Blue Mountain Internet has put together a free Internet safety brochure that contains useful information to help keep you and your children safer on the Internet. This brochure is available free to all BMI users and the general public as well. Please visit www.internetsafetybrochure.bmi.net to download this free printable brochure.
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Computer Upgrades & Repairs
by Ruben Bybee


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Many of our users request specialized computer and networking items. In response to this we have established relationships with computer dealers in many areas. We recommend checking with your local dealers for upgrades and other items, they definitely will provide you with the best possible customer service and information. You can locate our partners at http://partners.bmi.net.
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Computer Geeks Forum
by Ruben Bybee


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Thanks to a question from Greg D we have located a site where computer geeks can go and ask each other questions. This site is Virtual DR and can be located at http://www.virtualdr.com. We also located a broadband discussion group that tailors to providing relevant news and conversation about high speed connections, this can be located at http://www.dslreports.com.
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