Email Is More Important Than Ever! Email is more than a digital communication tool as initially intended. In addition, an email account is an online ID, similar to how we use driver’s licenses in society. We use Email Accounts for multiple purposes, communication, online ID, and as a security tool. In the early days of the internet, verifying someone’s identity was almost impossible. Online fraud ruled the day from the ’90s through 2019, but it has been reduced dramatically in 2021.
Using email as a verification security tool along with mobile phones has improved online safety. An email account is as essential as any other digital tool because it is our authentic online identity. The purpose of an email account is for us to communicate in seconds versus days and weeks using traditional mail. But now, email is used for so much more than initially intended.
Think of email as a smartphone; sometimes, it’s upsetting for some people when you call them. It’s a telephone, yet many people believe their smartphone is for everything but a phone call. It’s silly but true; after sending somebody an email and no response, they tell me I don’t read my email very often. Many people have an email account because of all the things email works in conjunction with and not the actual emailing itself. In today’s world, email is almost impossible to live without because so many businesses need it.
We use a birth certificate, driver’s license, signature, and social security numbers to prove identity in the real world. It’s completely different online because there is no way to prove who you are using real-world methods. As a result, email accounts have become a necessary tool for everything from purchasing to establishing it’s you, including the IRS and health care.
All online companies like Google and Amazon use email as the primary source of identity because they possess your registration information when you created your account. Most companies and institutions use email as a primary form of identity verification online.
Google and Microsoft prefer users are logged in on their browsers because it is more secure when they know who you are. In addition, many companies and institutions are using cookies, and email combined because the more layers of security, the safer you are online. When using a VPN (a virtual private network), it disguises your IP address, and banks and email don’t like that. In most cases, you have to prove it’s you through a verification process.
Everyone should protect their “Email Credentials” because that is how email accounts can be compromised. It’s more important than ever to be leery of giving out your primary email to anybody you are not sure is safe. The only way any major corporations contact you is through email. A cluttered Email Box is a sure-fire way to miss important business because the more garbage in your inbox, the less you want to check email.
It would be a rare day if you received a phone call from any major company or institution.
There isn’t one single legitimate company that ever attempts to contact you while you are online. Companies and Institutions only communicate online when you are registered and logged in to their company website. So when anyone or anybody attempts to share online, you know automatically they are not legitimate.
It’s essential to have multiple email accounts so you can use one of them for official business and serious matters. It’s better to have a clean inbox without any junk mail. Since you can have as many email accounts as needed, there’s no reason not to take advantage and have multiple accounts.
Older computers perform excellent with Windows 10 operating system. If a computer powers on and is in good cosmetic condition and gets refurbished, it will perform as well as the day it was new. If A Computer powers-on but doesn't load Windows, it still qualifies for refurbishing.
Our refurbishing system requires a 20 point inspection of computer hardware before deciding if the refurbish process is worthwhile. Assuming a computer passes Geek To Me Now's 20 point inspection, it's time for the next step. While we have the machine open during this step we will clean it because dust and dirt are the enemy.
The computer powers on and has passed the Ron The Geek 20 point inspection. You can anticipate a 5 year old computer that has the hard drive replaced is going to last another 5 years minimum. A new hard drive is extremely beneficial because all hard drives have a limited life span.
Anybody that has room in their budget should get an SSD if they decide to do the computer refurbish process. SSD's are in a class by themselves when comparing them to mechanical hard drives. Flat out, SSD's are considerably faster!
There's no such thing as too much computer memory. Memory serves as temporary storage for active users. This is where "cookies" are stored but can be cleaned at any time. When Memory is upgraded a computer is noticeably faster even for somebody that knows very little about computers.
Geek To Me Now's Windows 10 installation includes Windows 10 Updates and manufacturer drivers are installed. Any additionally purchased software is installed. When you purchase a computer from any store it is loaded with Bloatware, the stuff on a new computer you don't need but is designed to sell you something, such as McAffee antivirus. Bloatware slows down a computer and we don't believe it's a good practice. Antivirus is built-in to Windows 10 and it's better than the others that cost money.