“Anthony, your email has been hacked,” so said my wife when she called me. “Are you serious?” I replied in disgust. “Maybe you should reset your password,” she suggested.
Oh, I did…again! This wasn’t the first time I’ve received a notification that my email has been hacked (#*!%#@! Yahoo!). And, it’s not easy keeping up with new passwords, much less when you constantly have to change them after some boob has hacked your email! Dang it!!
(And in this case, when I say “dang it,” I really do mean what I can’t write.)
I might as well just give all of you my password right here and now. Why not? I mean, I’m going to have to change it tomorrow, anyway, right?
So, you get it… Some jerk (whether it be a person or a machine) found a way to send emails with my name attached. Somebody, posing as ME sent emails to my FRIENDS…as ME.
Why Would I?
But, honestly, all of this would be a non-issue if those people who get these hacked emails would just stop and think. I mean, seriously!
Why would I (the pastor, the preacher, the Christian author) send stuff like the following to people I know?
- Anthony Baker ………#1 way to boost your testosterone!
- Anthony Baker ………Hey hot stuff! Got plans for tonight?
- Anthony Baker ………Long time, long night! U R gonna LUV this!
- Anthony Baker ………Best DEAL EVER! Gotta check it out!
- Anthony Baker ………Happy w/ur job? Make Million$$ frm HOME!!
If you are stupid enough to click on any of the above emails supposedly from me, just unfriend me, don’t call me, and delete me from your contact list. If you seriously think I would send out trash like that…give me a break!
If nothing else, am I making millions from home? Hardly. So why would you take my advice? Or, you could be wanting to just see what kind of perversion I could be smeared with, right? Shame on you.
Seriously, folks, what bothers me most about this email fiasco is that some people would actually click on something vulgar, even with my name attached. Why?
When you see my name attached to an email, letter, tweet, Facebook message, or whatever, and it doesn’t fit my character, delete it!
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22:1
“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” – Ecclesiastes 7:1
My name and my reputation are important to me, and what I send out on the internet should be that which reflects a man of God. If it is trash, it’s not from me.
And, yes, I’m considering a new email provider.