John, and even Gene,
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Even small businesses make stupid mistates in theirpublications.
For years I've complained about the grammar in the publications of a
few local non-profits of my affiliation. If they can't write
correctly, who would depend on their products? I once wrote to
State Farm Insurance to correct them; On their website, in their
slogan, they spelled neighbor, nieghbor. They corrected it
immediately and wrote back to me saying I must have been looking at
a Canadian website.
Oh well, ... such as it is.
On 9/14/2021 6:52 AM, John Holcomb II
I wouldn’t notice the grammar errors, but
do know that Verizon wouldn’t email anybody saying stuff like
Sent from Mail for Windows
this e-mail contains phrases a legitimate large
business wouldn’t use. It also contains a ridiculous
usage error no large business would use. Lots of
small businesses wouldn’t make such errors either.
mailbox will be shutting down. Your mailbox? That is
not an accurate phrase. Your account will be shutting
down. You don’t have a mailbox. the phrase will be
shutting down is problamatic. Will shut down or will
be shut down are much more likely phrases.
there is this blatant grammatical error:
click the link below to update your account to avoid
losing your mails:
the plural of mail is mail. And the word mail would
not be used. the word messages would be used.
Gramatical errors and errors in usage are common in
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:57 AM
Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
link appears not to have been forwarded. I
can’t look at it to see where it goes.
like to see where it goes, using the copy link
feature of my e-mail program but this is spam.
major business would not tell users their
accounts will be closed one day beforehand. The
page you go to probably wants you to submit your
username and password which would be completely
unnecessary to retain your account. I’m not
advocating going to the site to find out. It
may have malicious code. I think it is unlikely
but I don’t recommend going there.
the message says nothing about a change of
ownership. This consideration doesn’t apply.
it says you will lose your account due to
upgrades. Right. What kind of upgrade would
require you to verify your account. I doubt
there is any.
e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of
phishing attack. And why isn’t this a major
story in the media reporting on technical
matters. This would be a major change affecting
who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of
thousands or more users. Yet not one peep in
the general media or in technical ;publications
for the layman.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM
[TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
email has changed ownership several times, but
has been under
AOL control for a few years. Yesterday, I
received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by
tomorrow. The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL
web site. Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is
required to retain one's
Dear Verizon User,
Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th
September 2021, due to
Please click the link below to update your
account to avoid losing your
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the
termination of your
Mailbox without permission.
Rich De Steno