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Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Q:
I know you’ve given us help with spam and junk e-mails before, but do you have any other interesting suggestions on how we can control it? I’m in desperate need of some assistance!

A:
Ah, yes, spam e-mail. Oh, how we loathe it! Well, it’s a good thing you asked this, because I do have another option that you may want to take a look at. Let’s… Continue reading

Compacting Thunderbird

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

You may recall that awhile back, I wrote a tip on compacting your e-mail folders in Outlook Express. (You can read that tip here). Well, ever since, I have been getting questions about how you can do it in other e-mail programs. After all that, I went on a searching rampage, but I was only able to find directions on how to do it in Thunderbird… Continue reading

Print That E-mail

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Print That E-mail

How many e-mails do you usually receive in a day? I don’t know about you, but I get approximately 1,000 e-mails each morning here at the office. They’re always a combination of questions from readers, customers asking about their orders, jokes and junk. (Yep, I get junk mail sometimes too!) Now, with all the e-mails you get, have you ever wanted to print one? I know I… Continue reading

Gmail Slideshows

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Gmail Slideshows

Are you one of the many who use Gmail as your number one e-mail program? I know I do! It’s so easy to use and it never lets me down. In the past, we here at WorldStart have gone over so many different features that Gmail offers, it’s almost ridiculous! I mean, there’s been everything from more storage space to new message notifications to mobile phone tips to… Continue reading

Greasemonkey and Gmail

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Greasemonkey and Gmail

You’ve all heard of Gmail, right? Many of you probably even use it! Gmail is very popular, due to its large storage space, its simple interface and its ability to be easily customized. Using the Greasemonkey add on we talked about yesterday, I’m going to show you how to unlock a lot of cool features in Gmail.

First, you need to get the Greasemonkey… Continue reading

Get Some Yahoo! Help

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Get Some Yahoo! Help

Are you having trouble with your Yahoo! e-mail account? Maybe you’re having a problem reading your messages or perhaps you can’t send an e-mail out. Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s interfering with your e-mail time and we just can’t have that! So, if you’ve run out of other options in seeking help, allow me to give you the best one of all: Ask Yahoo!

Yes… Continue reading

Thunderbird Extras

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Thunderbird Extras

If you read this newsletter on a regular basis, I’m sure you know how Firefox offers up a bunch of different themes and add ons, right? So, have you ever wondered if any other programs do that too? Well, as a matter of fact, the e-mail program of Thunderbird does. If you use Thunderbird as your main e-mail program, you’re definitely going to want to check this tip… Continue reading

Bigger Attachments

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Bigger Attachments

Are you one of the many who use Gmail for all your e-mail needs? I mean, you can’t really go wrong with Gmail. They give you so much storage space (almost 3 GB!), you can easily converse back and forth with all your friends, you can archive your messages, you can use Gmail and other e-mail programs together as one, it’s safe to use and so on and… Continue reading

Printing Background Images

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Printing Background Images

When you send an e-mail, do you sometimes include stationery or other background images along with it? You know, just to give it a little extra jazz. Or maybe you receive e-mails like that. Either way, isn’t it sometimes tempting to print those e-mails out and save them for a later use? But when you do that, the images don’t print! What do you do then? Well… Continue reading

Hotmail Safe List

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Q:
I use Hotmail as my main e-mail program and every once in awhile, some of the e-mails I want to go to my Inbox are automatically sent to the Junk folder. I’ve set up my spam filters and everything, but it still happens sometimes. How can I make it stop? Please help me!

A:
Wow, I can’t even imagine all the frustration you must feel when that… Continue reading

Gmail Child Account

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Gmail Child Account

I was visiting a friend the other day and his young child was complaining that she wanted an e-mail address. She wanted one to keep in touch with her aunt and uncle, who had told her to e-mail them. My friend explained to her that she could use his, but she wanted one with her name in it. My friend was wary of creating one for her… Continue reading

A Quick Update

Friday, May 4th, 2007

A Quick Update

Do you use Outlook Express for your main e-mail program? If you do, I’m sure you also use the Address Book feature that comes along with it, right? I mean, it’s the easiest way to store all of your contact information. So, if you don’t use it, you’re really only hurting yourself! (Now, if you’re not sure how to add an entry to the OE Address Book… Continue reading

Outlook Express and Windows Mail Too

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Q:
Alright, you’ve told us how to do the Outlook Express part of transferring our e-mails to Windows Mail, but how do we do the Vista part of it? Please explain!

A:
You’re absolutely right! At the end of yesterday’s Q&A tip, I promised to give you the rest of the story (as Mr. Paul Harvey would say) in reference to the Outlook Express/Windows Mail migration. And if… Continue reading

Outlook Express Exporting

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Q:
I just bought a new computer and I was wondering how I export my Outlook Express e-mails for import to another mail program like Mozilla Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail?

A:
I’m just going to start by saying yes, there is a way to transfer all of your Outlook Express e-mails (and address book, etc.) for use in another program. (I’ll wait here while you… Continue reading

Waxmail

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Waxmail

Do you hate writing e-mails? Well, then try recording them instead!

If you’re like me, you are a one finger typist, so writing and replying to e-mails can be a big chore.

Or, maybe you want to be a little more personal in your e-mails?

Either way, why don’t you try recording your messages rather than typing them?

Is that possible, you ask?

Well, as a matter of fact… Continue reading

Cloudeight Smileycons

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Cloudeight Smileycons

Since I told you all about Cloudeight now being Windows Vista compatible yesterday, I figured I’d keep the good news coming today as well. If you’ve used Cloudeight Stationery before, you’ve probably heard about their Smileycons, right? Well, lucky for all of us, Cloudeight recently released a free version of their popular emoticon program. Read on for more details!

In case you’re not sure what Smileycons even are… Continue reading

Cloudeight and Vista

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Q:
In the past, you’ve written tips on Cloudeight Stationery and I really like to use it. I’ve recently upgraded to Windows Vista though and I’m not sure if Cloudeight will work with it. Do you know anything about this? If so, please inform me!

A:
We here at WorldStart get e-mails and phone calls all day long from people wondering if certain programs, etc. work with the… Continue reading

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

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