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Archive for the ‘E-Mail Help’ Category



Is Webmail Worth It?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Q:
I’ve been using Outlook Express for quite awhile now, but lately, I’ve been thinking about switching to a Web based e-mail program. Is it really worth it? Is Webmail better? Please tell me all you know!

A:
Great question! I’m sure that over the years, there have been several of you who have wondered this very same thing. It’s always a guessing game when you’re thinking about… Continue reading

A Simple Whitelist

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Q:
I’ve looked over your tip on creating an e-mail whitelist several times, but I still cannot get it to work. Do you have any other more “simple” instructions or what can I do differently? Please help!

A:
It’s kind of a coincidence that you asked this, because I just had a customer call the other day and they were having the same exact problem. While on the… Continue reading

Unlimited Yahoo! Mail

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Unlimited Yahoo! Mail

Do you use Yahoo! as your main e-mail client? Are you a little disappointed with the storage space you’ve been getting? I mean, e-mail is a huge part of most of our lives these days and if you don’t have enough room for all your messages, what’s the point? You might as well just switch to another client who can give you what you need. Well, I… Continue reading

Vista Mail

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Q:
You mentioned Vista Mail in one of your tips the other day, but you didn’t go into too much detail about it. Is it different than XP’s mail? If so, how? Please explain!

A:
It’s a little funny that you ask this, because our other mentioning of Vista Mail was in reference to a security issue that may be on the rise with the new operating system’s… Continue reading

Checking Your E-mail

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Checking Your E-mail

Are you unhappy with the way you have to check for new e-mail messages each day? I mean, wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t ever really have to worry about it? All you would have to do is set your e-mail client to “automatic” and just let it roll. Well, if that sounds like an excellent idea to you, you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what… Continue reading

E-mail Background Colors

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Q:
One of my friends who sends me e-mails all the time always has a pretty light blue color as her e-mail background. It looks so nice and I was wondering if you could tell me how I could do that for mine as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:
That’s an excellent question! I mean, who wouldn’t want to spruce up their e-mails every once… Continue reading

Common E-mail Mistakes – Part 2

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Q:
Please fill me in on the rest of the 25 most common mistakes we all make when it comes to e-mail security. I’m dying to know!

A:
As I promised in yesterday’s newsletter, we will go over the remaining 13 mistakes a lot of us make when it comes to our e-mail safety. We’ve already covered 12 of them and they included everything from keeping spam accounts… Continue reading

Common E-mail Mistakes – Part 1

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Q:
What are the 25 most common mistakes we all make in accordance to e-mail security?

A:
Okay, I must confess. No one wrote in and asked me that question, but I thought it was so important to cover, I had to get it in here somehow. Now, I know that 25 is a rather large number, but don’t worry. I’m not going to go over all of… Continue reading

New Gmail Feature

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Q:
Has anything new been going on with Gmail lately? I’m just trying to stay on top of things.

A:
Well, I have good news for you and everyone else who uses Gmail. There actually is something very new and exciting going on over at Google right now, in accordance to the Gmail e-mail program. Another new Gmail feature has recently been released and let me tell you… Continue reading

E-mail Recall

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

E-mail Recall

We’ve all done it before. We prepare an e-mail message and we’re 100 percent sure that it’s ready to be sent off, but as soon as we click the Send button, we realize we made a big mistake! Either you addressed it to the wrong person, you forgot some important information or you forgot to make some minor corrections. Whatever the case may be, you’re probably wondering if… Continue reading

E-mail Headers

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Q:
What is an e-mail header and should I pay attention to it at all?

A:
That is an excellent question! When you hear the word header, you may start to think about a subject line. Well, that’s not the case when it comes to working with e-mail. A subject line is what you see when your e-mails first arrive in your Inbox. The actual header can be… Continue reading

Gmail for Everyone

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Gmail for Everyone

As Google is saying, “it’s a Gmail party and everyone is invited!” Ever since Google introduced the Gmail e-mail program to the public back in 2004, it has been an invitation only service. This meant that you either had to be invited by someone who was already using it or you could sign up using your mobile phone. If you wanted an account, you could give them… Continue reading

Watch Your E-mail

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Watch Your E-mail

What do I mean? Well, I’m just warning you to keep a close eye on your e-mail, because some vicious virus attacks are making their rounds these days. Now, Chad mentioned this in Wednesday’s security article, but I’ve been seeing so much about it lately, I wanted to give you all another heads up on the issue. I am talking about the spam e-mails that are going… Continue reading

Change Your E-mail Address

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Q:
I would like to change my e-mail address to something a little easier for me to remember. I use Yahoo! as my main e-mail program. How can I do this?

A:
That is a great question! I’m sure you’re not the only one who has been wondering this for some time now. You’ve probably been thinking about finding an answer to your question for awhile, but you… Continue reading

Add to Your Whitelist

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Add to Your Whitelist

Are you one of the many who have created a whitelist for your e-mail to try and keep all the spam out of your Inbox? If you are, then good for you! It’s one step you can take to ensure that most of the “bad” stuff stays out of your e-mail and in the trash. Now, before I go any further, in case you’re not familiar… Continue reading

Compacting Outlook Express

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Q:
I use Outlook Express and an annoying little thing started happening recently. Every time I close OE down, a message pops up that says “To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact your messages. This may take up to a few minutes.” What does this mean exactly and should I do it or not? Please help!

A:
This is an excellent question. I too use Outlook… Continue reading

Spam Protection E-mails

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Q:
Sometimes when I send an e-mail out, I get some sort of spam verification e-mail in return. It tells me to verify my e-mail address for the recipient, but why do I have to do that? Please explain!

A:
That’s a great question. This type of thing is becoming more and more popular with e-mail users every day. If you’ve never come across it or if you… Continue reading

More Spams

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

More Spams

I thought I would take some time today to update you all on some of the most recent spam e-mails that are making their rounds these days. You may have seen some of these in your Inboxes before or you may have not. Either way, they are all e-mails that should be completely ignored and of course, deleted.

The first one comes from the OTC Financial Network company… Continue reading

E-mail Read Receipt

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

E-mail Read Receipt

When you send e-mails out, do you ever wonder if they actually get read or not? E-mail is great, but sometimes it leaves us in the dark. How are we supposed to know if a recipient really read the message we sent? Sometimes it’s just pertinent to know and that’s where e-mail read receipts come into play. Before I explain, I just want to let you know… Continue reading

Make Gmail Faster

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Make Gmail Faster

Is your Gmail running slow? You love it, but at the same time, you hate it when it takes ages to load up your Inbox. Or maybe it keeps getting stuck at the loading screen and sometimes gives you an error message. Gmail is no doubt an excellent service from Google, however, for people with a slow connection, it isn’t such a fabulous feature, as all the… Continue reading

Send It Later

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Send It Later

Have you ever had the need to just send it later? What am I talking about? Well, e-mails of course! Sometimes situations occur where you need to type an e-mail out right away, but it doesn’t actually need to be sent out until a later time. This happens to me all the time. I want to make sure I write the e-mail as soon as possible to… Continue reading

Mailinator

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Mailinator

If you are someone who is very active online, then you will probably know what I’m talking about when I say e-mail validation. The process goes like this: Every time you sign up for a new account on such sites, like social networks, online file storage, forums, etc., they always send you an e-mail that contains a link in which you are supposed to click to activate your particular… Continue reading

Save That Hotmail

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Save That Hotmail

Here’s another helpful tip for all of you readers out there who happen to use Hotmail as your main e-mail program. This one is going to help out so many of you, I just know it! Okay, so with all the e-mails you send out every day, do you ever stop and wonder what you actually wrote in all of them? Or maybe there was one in… Continue reading

Change Yahoo!’s Color

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Change Yahoo!’s Color

Yes, that’s right. Here’s another helpful tip for all you Yahoo! e-mail users out there. When you log in to your Yahoo! e-mail account, do you notice the colors that come up? Did you even know there were colors there? Well, if you didn’t before, you do now, because I bet you’re looking for them! The colors are just basically a border around your information, but if… Continue reading

Spice Up Hotmail

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Q:
Is there any way that I can “spice up” my Hotmail e-mails a little? They’re always so boring and I’d like to add a little jazz to them. Please help!

A:
This is the perfect question for any Hotmail user. Now, as we established above, we all like to send and receive e-mails, but sometimes they turn out so dull looking, don’t they? Sometimes mine are so… Continue reading

Spell Check It

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Spell Check It

It’s no secret. We all love to send and receive e-mails, don’t we? Whether it’s the giving or receiving, we enjoy it all. On the other hand, don’t you hate it when you send an e-mail and realize later that it had several spelling errors in it? And even worse, how do you like it when you get an e-mail like that? I don’t enjoy either very… Continue reading

Yahoo! E-mail Alerts

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Yahoo! E-mail Alerts

Alright, here we go! This one is for all of you Yahoo! e-mail users out there (and I know there’s a bunch of you!) We’ve touched on this topic before for Outlook Express and Thunderbird, but I thought you all might like to know how you can do it in Yahoo! So, what am I going on and on about? That would be e-mail alerts. Read on… Continue reading

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