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Archive for the ‘E-Mail Help’ Category



E-mail Petitions

Friday, December 1st, 2006

E-mail Petitions

Has anyone ever forwarded you an e-mail that has a petition attached to it? Well, these are called e-petitions and they usually deal with something that may be going wrong in the world. For instance, a few of the more recent ones have been for lowering gas prices and for our troops. So, when you get them, you probably feel compelled to sign your name to it and… Continue reading

Red X Again

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Red X Again

After all the e-mails I answer every day regarding “red x” issues, it’s no surprise to me that several of you are still struggling with this common problem from time to time. I do believe I answer at least five e-mails each day from people who cannot see images in the e-mail they receive. Since pictures are a big part of the e-mail world, that’s tough to… Continue reading

Create Your Own E-mail Address

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Create Your Own E-mail Address

Today I’m going to teach you how to tweak one of the most commonly used things on computers today and that would be e-mail! When you think of an e-mail address, you typically think of something like john@aol.com or john@hotmail.com (or any other popular e-mail service). But, how would you like one that looked something like john@smithfamily.com? Wouldn’t it be cool to have a custom… Continue reading

Vacation Replies

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Vacation Replies

The holidays are almost here and I’m sure most of you are probably going to be gone for those. You’ll either be visiting your children or grandchildren or even maybe getting away on a well deserved vacation. Either way, you’re not going to be at home sitting in front of your computer checking your e-mail everyday like you normally do. So, what do you do with all that… Continue reading

Duplications

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Q:
Every so often, I receive duplicate copies of certain e-mails. Why does this happen and is there any way I can prevent it from happening again?

A:
Surprisingly, this is a common problem and it has happened to all of us at one time or another. It’s happened to me several times and I know that whenever it happens to some of you, you e-mail me and… Continue reading

E-mail Hang Ups

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

E-mail Hang Ups

Have you ever been downloading your e-mail and all the sudden, it just stops? You know, it just sort of hangs there in suspension and you have no choice but to stop the download completely. It can happen at any point in the download process. Let’s say you have 40 e-mail messages to bring in. It’s going along fine and then, it just stops on number 34… Continue reading

Updated Gmail News

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Q:
Has anything new been going on with Gmail lately? If so, please share!

A:
All I can say is that all of you avid Gmail users are in luck! I didn’t know this until I was checking my very own account the other day. I was signing out and right before I did that, something caught my eye. It was a link at the top of the… Continue reading

New E-mail Scams

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Q:
Can you fill me in on some of the new e-mail scams that I should be looking out for?

A:
I sure can! That’s a fantastic question. I’ve been seeing a lot of new spam e-mails coming through in both my work e-mail and my personal e-mail account. As you all know, it’s quite frustrating. While there’s not much we can do about them besides set up… Continue reading

Music Problems

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Music Problems

Awhile back, I told you all how to add a musical background to the e-mails you send out on a daily basis. I know several of you took quite an interest in that and while some of you were able to do that successfully, others of you had some trouble. Many of you also e-mailed me with your problems and I tried to help as best… Continue reading

More Than One E-mail

Friday, November 10th, 2006

More Than One E-mail

Do you only have one e-mail address? If so, have you ever thought about signing up for another one? If this has never crossed your mind, you might want to start thinking about it. Chances are, you have an e-mail address that you created when you first got the Internet. Am I right? Most ISPs allow you to do that and you probably took advantage of… Continue reading

E-mail Hops

Friday, October 13th, 2006

E-mail Hops

Have you ever received an error message in your e-mail program titled “E-mail Hops” or something similar? It may say something like “too many hops.” Well, if you have encountered this before, what does it mean exactly? If you don’t know already, keep reading for an answer!

Every time you send out an e-mail over a network, it has to pass through several different computers before it finally… Continue reading

CloudEight Stationery

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Q:
Is there anything you can tell me about CloudEight Stationery?

A:
I sure can! I was checking that out myself the other day and it’s very cool. If you’re into e-mail stationery, you’re definitely going to want to check this out, so keep on reading!

Are you tired of the same old stationery choices your e-mail gives you? You know, Outlook Express has the “Citrus Punch” and… Continue reading

Attaching Music

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Attaching Music

A couple week’s ago, I wrote a tip on how to add background music to your e-mails. Many of you seemed to like that one, so I thought I would share another little tidbit of information with you about putting music in your e-mails. This is one you can do with any e-mail program as well. It’s not just limited to Outlook Express.

If you have… Continue reading

Hotmail Beta

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Q:
I had a link in my Hotmail account yesterday about a new mail beta. What’s that all about?

A:
I’m glad you asked, because I noticed the same thing in my account the other day. I didn’t have time to check it out then, but since you brought it up, I decided to research it. E-mail clients are always looking for ways to improve their programs and… Continue reading

No Can Do

Friday, September 29th, 2006

No Can Do

Ever since I mentioned the trick you can do with music in your e-mails when using Outlook Express, many of you have been asking me if you can do the same in other e-mail programs, such as AOL, Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail and Mozilla Thunderbird. I’ve e-mailed several of you back letting you know that I wasn’t sure if it could be done in any other… Continue reading

Forwarding E-mails

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Q:
I like to send my friends a lot of forwards through e-mail, but I’m afraid there’s too much extra information in them before they’re sent. How can I delete some of that to make it all an even safer process?

A:
This is a very good question and it’s great that you’re thinking about this type of thing. When it comes to e-mailing, you may not realize… Continue reading

E-mail Music

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

E-mail Music

Have you ever found a song that you liked so much, you just had to share it with someone? Well, wouldn’t it be cool to do that by placing it as the background music to an e-mail you send out? While your friends read your e-mail, they will hear the song. How neat! If you would like to learn how to do this, come along with me on… Continue reading

HTML in Gmail

Friday, September 15th, 2006

HTML in Gmail

Are you one of the many people who have converted to using Gmail as their e-mail client? If so, you definitely aren’t the only one. Many people have made the switch, but there have been some upsetting things with Gmail in the past. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great program, but there were some things that it could have done differently to make it an even… Continue reading

E-mail Junkie

Friday, September 1st, 2006

E-mail Junkie

Are you an e-mail junkie? I think many of us don’t want to admit it, but deep down, we know we are! By this, I mean, do you check your e-mail several times during the day (like 100 times?!) Okay, so maybe you’re not that bad, but wouldn’t it be easier to have your e-mail check itself?

Believe it or not, you can do that with Outlook Express!… Continue reading

Millionaire E-mail Scam

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Q:
You’ve been talking a little about e-mail scams recently and I was just wondering about one more. One e-mail I have been getting a lot lately is from Bruce Berman and he talks about how you can become a millionaire. What’s the story with this one?

A:
Yes, I know I’ve been telling you quite a bit about e-mail scams lately, but you all seem pretty interested… Continue reading

IRS E-mail Scam

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Q:
Is there an e-mail scam going around involving the IRS? I’ve gotten a few e-mails lately and I thought I would ask you just to be sure.

A:
I’m glad you did ask, because along with all the other e-mail scams going around these days, a new one involving the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has come into play. This one was actually announced in July of this… Continue reading

FDIC E-mail Alert

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Q:
Lately I’ve been getting several e-mails from the FDIC with the subject line of “Important.” Are these true e-mails or is it just a scam?

A:
I’m so glad you asked this question. The other day, I received an e-mail from a very helpful newsletter reader telling me about this issue and I was going to share it with you all today anyway, so it’s just perfect… Continue reading

See the BCC?

Friday, August 18th, 2006

See the BCC?

After running a couple tips about the BCC feature in e-mail, I’ve gotten a few e-mails from people about being able to see the BCC e-mail addresses after the e-mail has already been sent. Several of you have asked, “Is that possible”? Well, it depends on a couple things.

If you’re trying to see the BCC addresses from an e-mail you received from someone else, it’s not… Continue reading

BCC in Yahoo!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

BCC in Yahoo!

Here’s a quickie for you! I’ve had a few of you who have e-mailed me about using the BCC (blind carbon copy) feature in your Yahoo! e-mail. You’ve pointed out to me that we have a tip on how to use it with Outlook Express, Netscape and AOL, but not Yahoo!, so I thought I would help you out with this one right now! It’s… Continue reading

Insert a Hyperlink

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Q:
How do I insert a hyperlink in an e-mail?

A:
Have you ever needed to hyperlink something in an e-mail, but just weren’t sure how to do it? Okay, let me back up for just a second first. You might be wondering what a hyperlink is. In case you don’t already know, a hyperlink is just another word for a link. It’s the colored link… Continue reading

Color Your E-mail

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Color Your E-mail

Want to spice up your e-mail a little, but not too much? Maybe just a quick color change would be the perfect fit for you. A different color can add some jazz to the e-mails you send out without making them too “busy” to look at. Maybe you’ve been using plain old black text for all your e-mails. Well, how does blue or green sound?

To change… Continue reading

Yahoo! Mail Beta

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Yahoo! Mail Beta

We’ve all heard of Yahoo! mail, right? Several of you probably even use it! Well, Yahoo! is allowing users to test something new that they’ve come out with. It’s Yahoo’s! new e-mail version, called Yahoo! Mail Beta. The look and feel of the new version is designed to look like a desktop e-mail client, such as Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. It features 1 GB of storage… Continue reading

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