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Now register for Boxbe with Openid

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

We’ve simplified the registration process with incorporation of the latest Openid technology.  This means that new users no longer have to fill out a form to register.  Simply click on the logo of your email provider to register.

This has the following benefits:

* Security standards of email providers such as Google, Yahoo! and AOL
* No longer necessary to share your email password with Boxbe.
* A simple click-through sign up process with no forms!

As part of our ongoing effort to help you keep control over your email; we are excited to share this new feature as we strive to provide the best in internet security and practices in future releases.

For any inquiries or assistance with Boxbe related issues, please write to support@boxbe.com

For more information about Boxbe plus an introductory video, click here.

 

You May Have Noticed…

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Our Friends of Friends/Contacts of Friends feature has been disabled for the time being.  Boxbe has been named a defendant in a patent suit, and while we do not believe the patent to be valid or that Boxbe’s service infringes, we have in good faith disabled this feature.  Sometimes great ideas are taken, to be protected under law, keeping those others who think of them from being able to use them.

We understand this may be a little unsettling to those of you who found the feature to be particularly useful, but “grieve not you; you who are welcome notwithstanding”; Boxbe’s superb system is still robustly distinctive!  And our user community continues to grow vigorously.

Shakespeare, William.  The Merchant of Venice.  V. I. 216-262.

 

Holiday coupon phishing scams

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

859179849_bf878c8116_m.jpgThe Associated Press is warning email users yesterday to be wary of coupons that they have received via email.

Instead of money saving deals, e-mailed coupons could lead recipients into “phishing” schemes where the consumer is redirected to a copycat site, whose real purpose is to siphon the user’s credit card information, passwords and other financial data, IBM Corp. security executive Christopher Rouland warned.

If you are a Boxbe member and have approved email from say Amazon.com, messages from a an address that claims to be from Amazon, but really aren’t, won’t make it through to your inbox.

Boxbe uses two email authentication methods (DKIM and SPF) to verify that the emailer is who they claim to be. DKIM and SPF are two email authentication standards backed by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and AOL. Boxbe blocks messages that come from senders who claim to be someone that they are not

Be safe out there this holiday season and let us worry about your email.
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