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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!

Gmail’s

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

Valentine’s Day Storm Worm

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Q:
I haven’t heard you talk about the Storm Worm lately. Is there anything new going on with it?

A:
Oooh, great question! And your timing is perfect, because I actually just received word the other day that a new issue has developed concerning the Storm Worm attack. Now, before I go any further, I want to refresh everyone’s memory on what the Storm Worm is. Basically, it’s… Continue reading

Creating E-mail Folders

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Creating E-mail Folders

Do you receive countless e-mails on a daily basis? Are some of those e-mails interesting, important or just something you would like to come back to later? If so, wouldn’t you like to categorize them, without having to mark them as Old, Keep As New, Unmark, Unread, etc.? Or, what if you accidentally deleted some of them? Or, even worse, lose them. I mean, who has time… Continue reading

Remember the Milk + Gmail

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Remember the Milk + Gmail

Hello again! As you may recall, yesterday, we discussed using Remember the Milk to organize your tasks. Well, Remember the Milk also has a Firefox extension for Gmail, which makes organizing your schedule even easier. So, for all of you Gmail users out there, let’s get ready, get set and go!

1.) First, click here and follow the instructions to install Remember the

Change Your OE Password

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Changing Your OE Password

Are you an avid Outlook Express user? If so, you probably use it on a daily basis for all your e-mail needs, right? And during all that time, do you ever think about your Outlook Express password? If you’re like me, you plum forgot that Outlook Express even requires a password. I have mine set to be remembered by OE, so it never really… Continue reading

Gmail: On the Rise

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Gmail: On the Rise

Have you heard the news yet? If you’re an avid Gmail user, I’m sure you have, but just in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock the past few days, I’m here to give you a complete update! As far as I know, this topic hasn’t really been widely reviewed, so it is possible that several of you are still in the dark. Either… Continue reading

Better Gmail 2

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Better Gmail 2

Hello, everyone! If you use Gmail as your main e-mail program and you have the Better Gmail Firefox extension installed on your computer, you may have noticed that it has stopped working lately. Oh no!

Well, first of all, to refresh your memory, Better Gmail allows you to tweak and add new features to your Gmail program (you can read more about it here). The… Continue reading

AIM Chat in Gmail

Friday, December 21st, 2007

AIM Chat in Gmail

Do you use Gmail for all your e-mail needs? How about the popular AIM chat? Well, if you use both of those, you’re going to absolutely love what I have for you today! I know I’ve been hitting you with a lot of new Gmail features lately, but from the response I’ve been getting, it looks as if all of you love it. So… Continue reading

Tell Your Gmail Story

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Tell Your Gmail Story

Here’s a fun one for all you Gmail users out there! What do you use Gmail for? Do you use it just for your e-mail needs or is there more to your story? For example, maybe you use your Gmail account to stay in touch with some family members who live hundreds of miles away from you or perhaps you use it to chat… Continue reading

Colored Labels in Gmail

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Colored Labels in Gmail

As you probably remember, this past Tuesday (December 4, 2007), I wrote a tip on a couple of new features that the Gmail e-mail program just released. Well, I’ve got one more for you today and I think you’re going to love it even more! It has to do with colored labels and let me tell you, it’s amazing! Now, I know this is… Continue reading

Brand New Gmail Features

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Q:
Has anything new been going on with Gmail lately? I haven’t heard of any updates in awhile, so anything you can tell me would be great. Thanks!

A:
Excellent question! I’ve been waiting for the day when someone would ask me this very question. Okay, well, maybe that’s taking it to the extremes, but I did get really excited when I saw this one in my e-mail… Continue reading

An Alternate Way

Friday, December 7th, 2007

An Alternate Way

As you may remember, last week, I wrote a pretty important tip for all you Outlook Express users out there. It had to do with the Folders column and how you could get it back if you ever happened to lose it (you can read that tip here). That list can sometimes disappear on its own and after that happens, it may seem like… Continue reading

OE Folders Column

Friday, November 30th, 2007

OE Folders Column

Do you use Outlook Express for all of your e-mail needs? I know a lot of you do (myself included), so I thought this little tip would add the perfect touch to today’s newsletter! So, tell me, when you’re using Outlook Express, do you usually have the Folders column on display? You know, the list of all the folders you use for your e-mails, such… Continue reading

Let’s Clear This Up!

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Let’s Clear This Up!

If you recall, in last Monday’s newsletter, I wrote a tip on how you can report all of the spam e-mails you get to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). (Note: You can refer back to the November 12, 2007 issue to read that full tip). In that article, I gave you an e-mail address you can use to forward spam e-mails to the FTC… Continue reading

Reporting Spam E-mail

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Reporting Spam E-mail

We here at WorldStart often tell you about new e-mail scams that are going around on the Internet, but we’ve never really told you what you can do to report all the spam you receive in your Inbox. Lately, I’ve been asked that question a lot, so I figured it was about time we addressed it. I do apologize for taking so long to do… Continue reading

Gmail Skins

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Gmail Skins

May I have your attention please?! This tip is for all you Firefox and Gmail users out there. If you use the Firefox Web browser and the Gmail e-mail program in conjunction with each other, you’re going to love what I have for you today! Yep, it’s yet another Firefox add on you can take advantage of to get the most out of your Gmail account… Continue reading

Windows Update E-mail Scam

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Windows Update E-mail Scam

Today’s topic is something that has been around for the last couple of years, but within the last few weeks, it seems to have crept back up again. Therefore, I felt it was my duty to warn you all about it once more. Now, I know a lot of you have probably already heard of this and you may have dealt with it yourselves… Continue reading

Outlook Express Formatting

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Q:
I use Outlook Express for most of my e-mailing and sometimes I would like to do some formatting (headers, line spacing, etc.) in my e-mails, but I can never figure out how to do it. Please help!

A:
I sure can! That really is an excellent question and I’m sure you’re not the only one who has wondered about it. It must be… Continue reading

New Gmail: Coming Soon?

Friday, September 28th, 2007

New Gmail: Coming Soon?

Have you heard the news yet? Yep, it looks as if Google has another big project up their sleeves and from what I can see so far, this one’s going to be awesome! So, what’s going on? Well, if you haven’t figured it out yet, it looks like Google is working on a new version of Gmail to be released in the near future… Continue reading

Gmail Emoticons

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Q:
I love using Gmail for all my e-mail needs, but I really miss the emoticons I used to get with Yahoo! Is there any way we can use emoticons in Gmail as well? Please share your knowledge on this!

A:
I’m with you on that one, my friend! My story goes the same way: I love using Gmail (it’s just so easy and… Continue reading

Old Hotmail: Gone for Good?

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Old Hotmail: Gone for Good?

Are you an avid Hotmail user? If so, you’ve probably been pulled in to using the new Windows Live version of it, haven’t you? It’s already happened to most of us and if you haven’t been affected yet, you probably will be soon. Unfortunately, it seems as if this new version has taken over the whole Hotmail e-mail program and from what I can tell… Continue reading

Better Gmail

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Better Gmail

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Gmail and tweaks go hand in hand! There are so many Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail, it’s unbelievable. I’m sure many of you like those scripts, because they add new functionalities to your Gmail e-mail account. Am I right?! Well, today, I’m going to show you something that will make that process even easier. It comes to you… Continue reading

Gmail Notifier

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Gmail Notifier

If you’re a daily subscriber to WorldStart’s Computer Tips newsletter, you know that the other day, I wrote an article about a Gmail tool that is only good for Mac computers called gCount. Well, lucky for all you non-Mac users, today I have a similar program, but this one is only good for PCs. It’s called the Gmail Notifier and I know you’re not going to want to… Continue reading

Share Your Smileys

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Share Your Smileys

I’ve been using AOL’s e-mail service for quite some time now, but over the years, I’ve realized that Yahoo! has a lot more smiley face options (also known as emoticons) to choose from over AOL. They seem to come in a wider range of colors too! Yahoo! has a lot of smileys that I like to include in my e-mails, so I thought all of… Continue reading

Gmail Tools

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Q:
The other day, you wrote a tip about a program called gCount, which is a tool you can use with Gmail. I was just wondering if you know of any others you can tell us about. I’m a big fan of Gmail and I’m always looking for new things to use along with it. Thanks for your help!

A:
Ah, I’m so glad you asked! There are… Continue reading

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