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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

Rearrange Outlook Express

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Rearrange Outlook Express

Are you tired of unwanted extra line breaks and double line spacing in plain text e-mails when you use Outlook Express?! Maybe you often find your outgoing messages having extra line breaks in each even line (as in the screenshot below). You must be curious to know how it happened, right? I know I get very frustrated with all of that and I would love to just… Continue reading

Make Your E-mails Stand Out

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Make Your E-mails Stand Out

So you’ve probably had enough of “Clear Day,” “Sunflower” and “Citrus Punch” layouts for your e-mails, am I right? Either that or you’re bored with plain text e-mails? So, if you’re tired of the same old thing, why not create your own personalized e-mail template so you can impress yourself and your friends?

You could have a picture of yourself with your name and address… Continue reading

E-mail Scams

Friday, July 28th, 2006

E-mail Scams

We all know that there are several e-mail scams running their course in cyber space these days, but how do you know for sure which ones are and which ones aren’t? Well, in previous tips, we’ve told you not to open anything from an unknown sender and that advice still runs true. But, what happens if you get an e-mail that just beats your curiosity? Then what do… Continue reading

Lost Address?

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Q:
Sometimes I don’t use my e-mail account for several days at a time. Is there any way I could lose my address if I leave it go too long?

A:
That’s a very interesting question and I’m sure you’re not the only one who has wondered this in the past. So, if you have ever been worried about losing your e-mail address, here’s your answer. Basically, you… Continue reading

E-Mail Carets

Friday, July 21st, 2006

E-mail Carets

We’ve all ran into this problem. What problem, you ask? Well, this is how it goes. You receive a forwarded e-mail (one that was probably forwarded many times before it ever made its way to you) and it never fails; there’s always tons of those little carets (>>>) infesting the e-mail. Yuck!

Well, there’s no way to manually eliminate all of those carets (unless you backspace them all)… Continue reading

Outlook Express Spelling

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Q:
I see that in a lot of your e-mail tips, you mention a Spelling tab in Outlook Express. I don’t have the spelling tab on mine and the spelling icon is sometimes grayed out when I am typing an e-mail. Why is this and how can I get the spellchecker to work?

A:
I’m very glad you asked this question, because I know for a fact that… Continue reading

Track Them Down

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Q:
I use Yahoo! for my e-mail and I often get inappropriate e-mails and I’m afraid some of them may carry viruses. I send them to Yahoo’s abuse center, but they never do anything about it. How can I trace the e-mail back to the original sender so I can try to stop them?

A:
That is such a common question and I get several e-mails about this… Continue reading

Sent E-mails

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Sent E-mails

If you use Outlook Express for all of your e-mail interactions, do you prefer to have it save a copy of the e-mails you send out every day? Sometimes it’s nice to have a saved copy in case you need to go back and reference a certain e-mail or maybe even have to send it again. So, if you’re having trouble getting OE to save your sent e-mails… Continue reading

Outlook Express Outbox Problem

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Q:
I use Outlook Express and even though my Outbox appears empty, it keeps trying to send a message. What’s going on?

A:
Isn’t that the worst?! I mean, you know you have sent all of your messages out, but Outlook Express still insists that you haven’t. How rude! Well, there are a couple of things you can check before you go off and switch e-mail… Continue reading

E-mail Done Your Way

Friday, June 30th, 2006

E-mail Done Your Way

Do you use Yahoo!, Hotmail or AOL as your main e-mail program? If so, let me ask you this: have you ever switched over from Outlook Express to one of these because you thought it would be a better e-mail experience? If you answered yes, do you miss Outlook Express and all that it had to offer? Okay, enough questions. If you said yes again, keep… Continue reading

Lost Addresses

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Q:
I lost some of the e-mail addresses for my friends and family. How can I find them again?

A:
Unfortunately, we have all lost an e-mail address at some point or another. Isn’t it just the pits?! I know it has happened to me several times and I just go crazy over finding it again. So, if your e-mail address book somehow gets deleted or if you… Continue reading

E-mail Download

Friday, June 30th, 2006

E-mail Download

Okay, there you are sitting at your desk with your morning coffee and you’re just waiting for all of your e-mail to come through to your Inbox (using Outlook Express). You may have several e-mails that have piled up overnight and you just want them to download as fast as they can. Everything’s going fine until you are rudely interrupted by an e-mail stall. The download process just… Continue reading

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