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View E-mail Source in Thunderbird

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Ever wonder exactly where your e-mail comes from? Well, you’ll be happy to know that Mozilla Thunderbird has a quick and easy way to check just that! Take a look at this tip! Continue reading

Setting Default Font Sizes in Outlook

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Trish asks:

How do I reset the default font size for typing out emails in Microsoft Outlook 2007, as I have to type it in Word for me to be able to read the email I am sending and copy it into Outlook to send?

In an earlier tip

Gmail Web Clips

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Get a daily dose of information with your Gmail! Check out this tip on Gmail Web Snippets! Continue reading

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Nick from Westerville, OH asks:

Is there a list anywhere of all the keyboard shortcuts for Gmail?

Nick, thanks for the question. And, guess what? You asked this question just at the right time. Google just recently came out with the newest list of Gmail shortcuts

I use Windows 7, with Windows Live Mail. Can you tell me how to reset the default font size?

Resetting default font sizes for composing e-mails:

We recently covered resetting fonts to default settings for reading e-mails within Windows Live Mail (see earlier tip here). Unfortunately, performing

Email Aliases in Hotmail

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Microsoft has recently introduced a new and innovative email feature for Hotmail users. Hotmail Email Alias, as it is coined, allows Hotmail users to setup aliases using their existing Hotmail account.

What is an Email Alias?

Email alias is an alternate email ID that is mapped to any existing email address. The

Is there any way to get rid of the vertical lines on the left side of forwarded email?

Removing Blue Vertical Lines in Your Forwarded Outlook and Windows Live E-mail:

Ever try to forward a really funny or thought provoking e-mail, only to have the forward appear horribly mis-formatted due to a bunch of

Simplifying Replies in Thunderbird

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Using Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client, I field many of the comments and questions that are sent to WorldStart (and respond to them with intermittent success), including replies to the newsletter sent by subscribers. These replies often contain the entire newsletter, and I like to delete everything but the question/comment in my response. This is something that had been done manually, until an accidental discovery revealed

I use Windows 7, with Windows Live Mail. Can you tell me how to reset the default font size?

Resetting default font sizes for reading e-mails:

We recently covered resetting fonts to default settings for composing e-mails within Windows Live

Create a Distribution List in AOL

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Kim, from Wisconsin asks:

You answered a question about creating a new distribution list in Outlook for a person who is organizing a class reunion. Can you explain how to create a similar list in AOL, or should I say, mainly a quick way of deleting them all after all is said and done?

QuickFolders Toolbar for Thunderbird

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Ron from Australia asks:

In the email program, Mozilla Thunderbird, how can I put a shortcut icon to the Inbox on the Mail Toolbar?

Ron, I found nothing native to Thunderbird that would do what you asked. However an add-on is available called Quick Folders that offers that option, and it worked

Create a Distribution List in Outlook

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Benson in Austin TX asks:

I am organizing a class reunion. In the next 3 months, I’ll accumulate at least 200 new email addresses that I’ll use only once or twice. I use Outlook and don’t want it to conflict with my regular personal/business address book? Is there a way to do this?

How to Use Gmail Advanced Search

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Finding older emails in your Gmail inbox can be a tedious process, to which you may have to devote a good deal of time, if you want to find an email which was sent a year ago. The good old way to find earlier messages is to click the All Mail icon which loads all the conversations (both sent and received) according to its date and

How to Bulk Download Email Attachments

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

How to Bulk Download Email Attachments from Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail to Your Desktop

Managing email attachments across half a dozen email accounts can be a tedious job. You have to remember all the usernames and passwords and regularly check each of the email accounts for new attachments or files.

Another problem with multiple

EmailStripper

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

We recently ran a tip on removing the annoying >>> characters from forwarded emails (Using a Word Processor to Get Rid of Forward Brackets)

Many readers wrote in to suggest different methods to accomplish the same thing. The most frequent suggestion was a program called EmailStripper, so I tried it myself. It easily removes the symbols, but I’m sorry to

Resetting Bold for Unread Email in Outlook

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Henry from Denton, MD asks:

Windows 7 Office 2007, Outlook 2007. Incoming new e-mails do not show up in bold before they are read. How can I reinstate the Bold?

Henry, by default, Outlook displays unread messages with a bold font. However, it appears that your default has changed. No problem. We’ll

Forwarding Email Safely

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Steve asks:

I liked your comment about Bcc (see the tip Bcc Explained). I forward by using Bcc, removing all email addresses that people have sent me. I have asked my friends to remove their friends’ email addresses before they forward it on, some do and some don’t. How do I explain the

Gmail Pop-Out Compose Window

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Make your Gmail compose box a separate window from your inbox with one easy step! Continue reading

Bcc Explained

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Paul from Maplewood, MN asks

Why do I sometimes get e-mails that are not addressed to me? In the To: line in the e-mail header is a e-mail address totally different from my own for a different e-mail client.

Why do you get emails that aren’t addressed to you? You’ll be glad to know it isn’t because of

How to Completely Uninstall Outlook Express

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Jude asks:

I use Incredimail as my e-mail program. My question is, is there a way to uninstall Outlook Express? I can’t find a uninstall program for it. I use XP home.

Outlook Express is an email program that comes preinstalled with Windows XP. Not everyone likes Outlook Express, however, and they

Email Safety

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Email Safety

The WorldStart newsletter is delivered via email, and replies to it arrive in one of several inboxes that I monitor each day. When a response is called for, I reply, in an often vain attempt to answer readers’ questions. Some of the replies to the newsletter are, to

Are you becoming familiar with e-mails stating “The following recipient(s) could not be reached” or “Delivery Status Notification (Failure)?” Have you seen multiple copies of such e-mails numbering in the tens, hundreds, maybe even thousands, flood your inbox with no idea as to how, or why, they are being sent to you? If you answered yes to these questions, then you are unfortunately the victim of what is commonly known as “backscatter.” Continue reading

Gmail Sneak Peek

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Email can be a lot of pressure. Anyone who has gone to work on a Monday morning and faced an inbox full of emails that require attention will agree with me. Since procrastination is a favorite human pastime, most people don’t want to reply to the e-mails received right away. In fact, most of us don’t even want to open them to see what is inside.

Thankfully… Continue reading

Crate

Friday, January 28th, 2011


At one time or another, many of us need to share a file or two with
somebody, and often the attachment size limits put in place by most
email providers make this task difficult, if not impossible. As we all
know, file sizes have been increasing steadily for quite some time.
Even a regular PDF document or a PowerPoint presentation can easily
surpass 10-20 MB nowadays. There are… Continue reading

Create a Custom Gmail Desktop Shortcut

Monday, January 24th, 2011

John from Provo, Utah, writes:

How do you make a custom e-mail desktop shortcut for Gmail?

The first thing that you want to do is make a shortcut to gMail on your desktop. Open your gMail inbox using whatever browser you like to use. Now right-click on the contents of the address bar and left-click on Copy. Continue reading

Unclogging the Outlook Outbox

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Dale from OR asks:

I can receive email messages with no problem in Outlook, but all my outgoing email stays in my Outbox and won’t send. Can you help?

Despite possibly being the world’s most ubiquitous e-mail program, Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail client is not without its flaws. Now in its 14th iteration

A Guide to Windows Live Essentials 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Windows Live Essentials 2011 is a suite of free productivity programs that are available for download from Microsoft. They were designed to meet the basic needs of a modern PC user, because they provide a quick and easy to use way to accomplish a variety of essential tasks. Continue reading

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