Friday, May 06, 2005
Gmail is sweet
I just sold some tickets for Gambly on eBay. So my guard was a little down when I got this email:
During our regulary schedule account maintenance and verification we have detected a slight error in your billing information on file with eBay. This might be due to either following reasons:
- A recent change in your personal information (i.e. change of address)
- Submiting invalid information during the initial sign up process.
- An inability to accurately verify your selected option of payment due an internal error within our processors.
Plus, my main credit card just renewed, so I have had to update the expiration date on a few sites. Thank goodness, then, that GMail said this:
Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information.
That got my guard back up. I use Outlook 2003 at work now and have never seen such a warning. It's a nice little feature in the best Web email client available.