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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

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

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