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Put on Your Gmail Goggles

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Put on Your Gmail Goggles

Have you ever sent out an e-mail late at night and regretted it when you woke up in the morning? You know, when your brain was functioning just a little bit better! Well, the Gmail team has created a great little feature that will keep that from ever happening again. It’s called Mail Goggles and it’s part of Gmail Labs. Let’s check it out, shall… Continue reading

Don’t Forget the Attachment!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Have you ever sent out an e-mail and received a message back telling you that you forgot to attach whatever you were sending? That happens to me so often and it’s starting to get embarrassing! That is, until I found Gmail’s Forgotten Attachment Detector. With it, you’ll never forget an attachment again! Here’s how:

1.) Go to http://www.gmail.com and sign in to your Gmail… Continue reading

A Little More About IMAP

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

A Little More About IMAP

As you may recall, last week, Erin told you about the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA), so I thought I would take that one step further today and talk about IMAP. Here we go!

First of all, IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It’s basically a method of accessing electronic mail or bulletin board messages that are kept on a mail server. In other words… Continue reading

Gmail and Windows Live Together

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Gmail and Windows Live Together

It’s the age of integration and convenience and now, you can easily use any e-mail program while still being able to check most of your Web based accounts. POP e-mail accounts, such as Hotmail and Gmail can be accessed with any client. And today, I’m going to show you how you can get your Gmail into Windows Live Mail. Let’s go!

Simply follow the steps… Continue reading

E-mail Desktop Shortcut

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

E-mail Desktop Shortcut

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t open your e-mail client while browsing the Web, this tip will come in very handy for you! Just when you’re reading something interesting on the Internet or you find something of interest that you want to refer back to later on, you don’t want to have to open your e-mail client just to do so. Am I right? Well… Continue reading

Yahoo! E-mail Chat

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Yahoo! E-mail Chat

Okay, so the people over at Yahoo! have come up with something really cool and if you’re not already using it, I think you’re going to love it! So, tell me, do you use Yahoo! Mail for all your e-mail needs? Do you also use the Yahoo! Messenger program to chat with all your friends and family members? If you said yes to both of… Continue reading

Gmail: Finding an IP Address

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Gmail: Finding an IP Address

Welcome to a quick how-to guide on how to track your Gmail e-mails to their originating locations by figuring out the e-mail’s IP address and looking it up. I’ve found this to be quite useful on many occasions for verification purposes and I’m sure you will too. Tracking the IP address of an e-mail sender does require you to look at some technical details, so… Continue reading

WebMail Notifier

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

WebMail Notifier

Are you an avid Firefox user? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the new add on I have for you today. It’s called WebMail Notifier and it will save you a lot of time and it will make it easier for you to check your e-mails!

I don’t know about you, but my e-mails are spread out across several e-mail addresses with Yahoo!, Hotmail and Gmail… Continue reading

Help! My Inbox is Full!

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Help! My Inbox is Full!

If you’re like me, your e-mail account tends to outgrow its capacity on a monthly basis. So, if you want to prevent some serious program issues, your best bet is to clean up your mailbox! When your e-mail account gets so full that you can’t receive any more incoming mail, there are a few things you can do to remedy the problem. Plus, if you’re… Continue reading

Gmail E-mail Headers

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Gmail E-mail Headers

Are you a faithful Gmail e-mail user? If so, this tip is a must read for you! Have you ever wanted to know where all the spam mail you get really comes from? I mean, you already know it’s not PayPal, the IRS or your bank, right? (Read here for more on that). So, who could it be? Well, here’s how you can find out… Continue reading

Temporary E-mail Addresses

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Temporary E-mail Addresses

So, tell me, do you often stop and sign up for different things while you’re browsing the Internet? You know, maybe there’s a contest you’d like to win or a newsletter you might be interested in. Well, if you do, you know you usually have to give out your e-mail address in order to complete the process. But what if you don’t want to give… Continue reading

E-mail Addresses: Case Sensitive?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Q:
Can you please tell me if e-mail addresses are case sensitive? I see them typed out both ways, so I was just wondering which was right. Thanks for your help!

A:
We here at WorldStart have talked about URLs being case sensitive before, but it never even crossed my mind to write about e-mail addresses.That’s all going to change today. Here we go!

Let’s say one of… Continue reading

Recovering E-mail Downloads and Attachments

Do you receive a lot of attachments and downloads via e-mail? If so, do you ever happen to lose your Internet connection before the download or attachment is finished loading? That can actually happen quite frequently, especially for those of you who use dial-up. Then when you log back in, you basically have to start all over again, because without a complete download, there’s nothing… Continue reading

Outlook Express Security

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Outlook Express Security

Outlook Express is one of the most widely used e-mail applications in the world. It’s a great program for what it does. It provides a simple way to get your e-mail on your computer with very minimal hassle. While OE is a great program, it does have some security loopholes that could leave your computer exposed if you’re sending an e-mail with a virus in it. Here… Continue reading

RSSFWD: RSS to E-mail

Friday, May 16th, 2008

RSSFWD: RSS to E-mail

To begin, I’d like to ask you a question: do you have any Web sites you like to visit on a regular basis, but you don’t always get to? You know, maybe you don’t have enough time or perhaps it’s just too inconvenient. If that’s the case, how would you like to receive RSS feeds from those sites right in your e-mail? That would make things… Continue reading

Scanning E-mail Attachments

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Do you even think twice before you download a picture, music file or video clip that comes attached in an e-mail from a trusted family member or friend? I’m guessing you don’t, but I’m sure you’ll start after you hear what I have to say next. Brace yourself! Malicious software can easily hide itself in documents and media files and if you happen to open one of those on your computer, it could become infected as well. Continue reading

Ten Common E-mail Mistakes

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Q:
I’m new to e-mail, so I was wondering if you have a list of common mistakes people make when they’re e-mailing others. I want to make sure I’m doing everything correctly, so if you have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated!

A:
Oooh, good question! First of all, I’d like to welcome you to the world of e-mail! I think it’s great that you want to… Continue reading

Drag, Drop and Go

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Drag, Drop and Go

Do you use Gmail for all your e-mail needs? How about Firefox for all your Web browsing needs? Well, if you use both of those services, you’re going to absolutely love what I have for you today! It’s actually a Firefox extension that works just for Gmail. How cool is that?! It’s called “dragdropupload” and I’m telling you, it will make your Gmail experience… Continue reading

Microsoft Ends OE/Hotmail Connection

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Microsoft Ends OE/Hotmail Connection

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I’m just going to come right out and say it: Microsoft announced that they will be ending the connection between Outlook Express and Hotmail, starting on June 30, 2008. Basically, you will no longer be able to access your Hotmail account through Outlook Express. I know, I wasn’t very happy when I heard about it either… Continue reading

Search Your E-mail Address

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Q:
Is there any way I can find out if my e-mail address is being used on public Web sites? I’ve been getting more spam than normal lately and I wonder if that could be why. Please help!

A:
Oh, I’m so glad you asked! I actually get this question all the time and I do apologize for neglecting it up until now. I know you all deal… Continue reading

Chain Letter E-mails

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Q:
Almost every day, I receive some type of chain letter in my e-mail Inbox. They all usually contain different information and while some of them are ridiculous, there are a few that seem really important. Is there any good that can come from me forwarding those e-mails to my friends? Are the chain letters really true? If you could clear this up for me, I’d really appreciate it

Q:
Is there any way I can change my Hotmail e-mail address? I want to make it sound a little more professional, but I’m not sure where to begin. Can you please help?

A:
I surely can, but I’m not promising you’ll like what I have to say. Allow me to explain! I’m a fellow Hotmail user as well and I have often wondered about this myself. When… Continue reading

Gmail in Windows Mail

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Gmail in Windows Mail

In Windows Vista, the e-mail program of Outlook Express was phased out and it was replaced with a new program called Windows Mail.

So, for all you loyal fans who used Gmail in Outlook Express, here’s how you can start using Gmail in Windows Mail instead! Gmail hasn’t even updated their support files yet, so get the instructions here while they’re still hot!

1.) Open Windows… Continue reading

Help! My Word Document Looks Like An E-mail

Have you ever opened one of your MS Word documents and discovered it had changed and now looks like an e-mail? And I’m talking complete with a Send button and everything. Well, if that’s ever happened to you, don’t worry too much, because there is a very simple explanation and an easy fix. Let’s check it out!

The basic explanation is… Continue reading

Rebate E-mail Scam

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Q:
I saw something online the other day about a rebate scam. Do you know anything about that? If so, please share the details. Thanks!

A:
Excellent question! This is something that has been plastered all over the Web since about the last week in January (2008) and it’s something every computer user should be aware of. So, what do you say we stop wasting time and get… Continue reading

Gmail’s Phishing Protection

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Gmail’s Phishing Protection

We all know that phishing is annoying, don’t we? Sometimes it’s really hard to tell whether an e-mail is legitimate or not and that can lead us into some trouble. Well, I’ve got the solution for you today! Instead of playing the guessing game, you can use Gmail’s forwarding feature to easily determine whether or not an e-mail is safe. Interested? Then let’s check it out!

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Reply All

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Reply All

I know we here at WorldStart have probably mentioned this in several other tips before, but we’ve never really gone over it in detail. So, that got me thinking that some of you may not completely understand it and since I can’t stand the thought of that, I figured I’d go over it today! Plus, I know most of you probably run into this on a… Continue reading

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