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September 23, 2010

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JJ

Great observations, Lynn!

Regarding #8, I altered my iPhone's default email signature to read:

Sent from my iPhone (pardon the typos)

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Good idea, JJ. I will plan to add a message like yours to my signature.

Lynn

Jeannette Paladino

If it's not urgent, I'll respond to an email on my smart phone by acknowledging the message and telling the sender that I will write or call with a lengthier message when I get back to my office. This avoids too many typos, incorrect grammar and messages that may sound too cryptic.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Jeannette, that's a practical suggestion from someone whose reputation is based on clear, correct communication. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn

Matthew Orsini

Jeannette,
I think that sounds good. My question is there are times that I open business email from my phone and find it can be hours before I have the opportunity to access my computer. Lynn, how secure do you find the information we send through email, via our smartphone is?

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Matthew, that's an excellent question, and I don't have an answer. Do you?

I do have someone in mind who knows a lot about information security. It will take me a couple of days, but I will see if he has an answer for you.

Lynn

Matthew Orsini

Lynn,
I don't really know the answer although I would assume, just as with text, you must be careful about what information you give. If you have the time and can find out that answer for me that would be great! Thanks!

Quentin (CISSP)

Except blackberry, which declare they have the encryption between your device and you server(s) & your email delivered to internal recipients only (email does not go through internet), all the email are all in plain text format. It means it is possible to information disclosure.

Although you can encrypt your message content using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which assumed it is secure with the current computer processing power, the information of sender,recipients, sent date, subject, email size, your sending address (where you sent from) etc, are in plain text (must). And you still have the risk on the encryption flaw (nothing is unbreakable)

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Quentin, thank you for sharing your expertise.

Lynn

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Such a nice tips for Smartphone readers. I have Blackberry Bold smartphones. That integrate up to 10 email accounts into one easy-to-access place, along with your calendar, contacts and other important data.

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