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Gmail Vacation Responder

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Okay, so I know that vacation season is pretty much over, but with the upcoming barrage of holiday travel in my future, I’m hoping others out there find use for this tip as well.

With that, let’s learn how to set a vacation responder in Gmail.

First, log in to your Gmail account and go to Settings in the upper right-hand corner.… Continue reading

Email Client Recommendations

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Woody, from Arkansas asks:

What email client do you recommend for Windows 7 users?

If you are looking for a desktop email client for Windows 7, there are definitely a few good choices available to you. And two of the best are free. Read on to see why Windows Live Mail, or Mozilla’s Thunderbird, could be just what you are looking for.… Continue reading

Sorting Contacts in IncrediMail

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Allen from Oakes, ND asks:

I recently went to Windows 7 and use web mail mostly. I was investigating incredimail 2, just to be able to send out BCC group emails at once. I got the address book set up, but it wants to sort contacts by the first name or email address only. Is there a way to change to sort by last name?

Bob, from Walnut Creek, CA asks:

I use MSN Hotmail as my email provider. When I want to compose a new e-mail, the program defaults to the Verdana font, size 10. I want to change this, but can’t seem to find a way to do it. Can you help?

Bob, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news… Continue reading

Using Spell Checker in Internet Explorer

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Lynda from Missouri asks:

I am having trouble getting spell check to work in Internet Explorer on my e-mail. Can you help me with this?

How to Find and Use a Spell Checker for Internet Explorer

The problem with Internet Explorer is that there is no spell checking tool installed by default and users find it very difficult to spell check their… Continue reading

Web-Based Email vs Client-Based Email

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Of all the problems people have with computers, probably the most common is email. This is due in large part to the fact that email is probably the most commonly used element in a computer. Because answers to email questions usually require some information about the delivery method, many of them will begin with another question, “Are you using web-based email, or client-based email?”.

Web-based… Continue reading

Remove an Email Address in Opera

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Chris from Victoria, Australia asks:

How do I remove an email address from Opera so it does not download new emails from that email account?

Opera is a clean and efficient web browser with tons of downloadable features. It is also, provided you downloaded the “internet channel”, the browser that powers your Wii. It can be downloaded free from www.opera.com.… Continue reading

Enlarge Text on Your Computer Screen

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Patsy from Winnsboro, Tx. Asks:

Several years ago, I found a tip in this newsletter about how to enlarge your entire emails. Since then I have a different computer and I am getting older and vision is worsening and I can hardly read the emails that I receive. Do you know how to change this?

It can be very frustrating when you have to strain… Continue reading

Google Chrome and Gmail

Friday, September 17th, 2010

I’m an avid Gmail and Google Chrome user, but if there’s one thing I hate, it’s wasting time checking my emails every ten seconds while I’m waiting for an important one. I always seem to be checking my Gmail account, only to be greeted with spam or a cheery message, “No new mail!” In addition, since I use Gmail’s web interface instead of an email client such as Microsoft Outlook… Continue reading

Pam from Ohio asks:

“Is there anyway to use outlook express in windows 7?”

The answer to that question is “Yes and no.”

Hope that helps.

~Randal Schaffer

Not enough?

Okay, then we have to start by talking about the behemoth called “Windows Live”.

Microsoft… Continue reading

Locate Link Browser

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Nancy from Champaign, Illinois asks:

When I click on a link in an email, an annoying dialog box pops up called “locate link browser”. What is it and how do I get rid of this?

Great question Nancy, and yes there is a way to get rid of the locate link browser popup. We bet you are using the Firefox browser. Nothing bad about… Continue reading

How to Check if an Email Has Been Read

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Judith from Massachusetts asks:
How can I check to see if an e-mail I’ve sent has been read?

A: 
Sometimes you send an email message to one of your friends, colleagues, or business partners and wonder whether he/she opened that email or not. There are chances that the person may have entirely skipped your email or maybe the message was lost in the spam folder… Continue reading

You’ve just found out that your buddy has discovered digital photography, the same hobby you’re passionate about. You have amassed a large collection of websites and would like to share the links. Here’s an easy way to email your Favorites files.

From the File menu, select Import and Export.

The Import/Export Settings dialog

Make Phone Calls In Gmail

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

You can actually feel Skype quaking in their boots. Earlier this week Google announced that users would be able to make phone calls to any traditional number right from the Gmail interface.

Naturally, I had to check this out. I mean, it’s free after all, as long as you’re calling someone in the United States or Canada, and the promise of international calls billed as low as 2¢ a minute… Continue reading

Change the email font in AOL

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Question:
Lil from MI asks: I use AOL. I would like to set my font size to be larger on Emails. Every time I write an email I must set it larger manually. Please tell me how I can correct this problem. It always goes back to the smaller setting.

Answer:
Yes, there is a way to keep your font the same size while writing… Continue reading

Darlene from NY asks:
How can I delete E-mail addresses from the drop down list on Incredimail?

A:
Hi Darlene, there are two possible answers to your question, because Incredimail offers two possibilities for completing e-mail addresses.

The first is Incredimail’s “auto-complete” feature. This feature remembers every e-mail address that you’ve entered into the “To” field, including any errors in typing that you… Continue reading

Why does Outlook Synchronize Folders?

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Ben from Columbus asks:

Why does Microsoft constantly synchronize folders in Outlook?

You may one day be in Outlook working away when all of a sudden a two envelope icon appears on your taskbar. When you put your mouse over it, it will say something along the lines of “Outlook is synchronizing

Send a Page by Email in Opera

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Betsy R. asks:
I have recently begun using Opera as my browser and I really like it, but it’s taking me awhile to learn. For instance, the other day I wanted to e-mail a web page to someone and for the life of me I couldn’t find out how to do it! Can you help?

A:
Hi, Betsy! Thanks for writing.

I too… Continue reading

Block an Address in Gmail

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

We all get those annoying emails from people. They could be spammers or even people we know that send explicit or even harassing emails. Many times these emails are forwarded messages from people you do not even know. Who has time to read all of them? We know we sure don’t! Gmail does not have a blacklist for emails like other web services do. So how do you… Continue reading

Hide your E-mail Address with Whspr

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

If you manage an online work schedule and spend a lot of time surfing the internet, there are high chances that you get spam emails every day.

Spam emails directly affect your productivity – you spend quite a few minutes reading the subject lines, the message body and then delete it from your inbox.
There is a simple way to deal with email spam… Continue reading

Managing email accounts becomes really difficult when you have multiple email accounts to consider. Maybe you have emails accounts at Gmail, Yahoo, MSN and it becomes tiring to log into each account, check and reply to emails, log out, check another email account and so on.

It’s a good practice to automatically forward emails from a particular email account to another email account you own. This idea… Continue reading

Gmail Notifier

Friday, May 28th, 2010

If you are on a website and click on an email address does Gmail open for you? Would you like for it to? If so then help has arrived. Today I am going to show you how to set Gmail as your default email. After you do the following steps when you click on an email link using any browser a Gmail compose window will open automatically.… Continue reading

Customize your Thunderbird Toolbar

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Did you know that you can drag-and-drop toolbar functions to your Mozilla Thunderbird toolbar?

Well, you can!

Just right-click on the toolbar and select Customize.

The resulting windows contains a host of different functions you can just drag over to the toolbar as you see fit! You can also take existing icons away simply by… Continue reading

Are you a Mozilla Thunderbird user? Do you find it frustrating that you have to click a little box that says “To protect your privacy Thunderbird has blocked remote content in the message.” to see any images the email came with?

Oh yeah, it’s all in the name of security, but what if you’re looking to throw caution to the wind… Continue reading

Do you want to use a desktop email client so that you can read and reply to Gmail emails without opening the browser all the time? Using a desktop email client has its own advantages. First, you can manage all your email accounts at one place. Second, you can read emails and write the responses when you do not have an internet connection.

The biggest… Continue reading

Clean It Up!

Ever copy text from the Internet or an e-mail into MS Word?

Did something come along with the text that you weren’t necessarily expecting or hoped wouldn’t?

Yeah – I hear you – all those hyperlinks are a big pain at this point, aren’t they?

I mean, you’ve got the information in Word, you’re creating a document (not a web page), you have all these

Why Not Outlook Express?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Quite awhile back I ran a tip from one of our writers pertaining to Outlook Express. At the end of the tip I commented on how I was surprised that anyone was still using OE as their mail client. Of course, I received a ton of e-mail on this from concerned readers as to why I was surprised.

Here’s the reason

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