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More Red X Help

Friday, May 12th, 2006

All I can ever see is that red X. It’s in my e-mail, in my Web browser, it’s everywhere. Why can’t I see any pictures?

Several people have problems with the dreaded “red X,” so you are definitely not alone when you ask this question. All of us here in the office get multiple e-mails about this subject every day, so even though we’ve run a… Continue reading

Address Book

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Address Book

So, you may use an address book in Outlook Express to keep track of everyone’s e-mail addresses, but did you know that you can access that same address book another way? Just go to Start, All Programs, Accessories and then choose Address Book.

The little address book box will appear on your screen and it will show all of the names you already have added to your list… Continue reading

CC in E-mail

Friday, April 28th, 2006

What does the CC feature do in Outlook Express?

You can use the CC to send an e-mail to a few extra people who might need to know about it, but it’s not addressed directly to them. For example, maybe you’re having a birthday party and you’re inviting all of your friends who live close by. You also have some friends who live out… Continue reading

Pictures From Phone to Computer

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Pictures From Phone to Computer

We all know that cell phones are one of today’s big crazes. An even bigger one is camera cell phones. Before we know it, all cell phones will probably have camera abilities, because the world today likes to see real images rather than just words. So, it may be a good idea to know what you can do with the pictures you take on your… Continue reading

Five Great Gmail Tips

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Several of you probably know that Gmail is one of the most talked about e-mail services around today. Some of you may not, and that’s okay! This article will help you understand Gmail a little bit more by showing you five neat tricks you can do with it!

Here we go!

1.) How do I use labels?

In real life, we… Continue reading

Outlook Express Stationery

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Outlook Express Stationery

Did you know that you can use stationery in your e-mails if you use Outlook Express? We have done a tip on creating your own stationery before, but what if you just want to use the samples that are already available from Outlook Express?

Open up OE and go up to the Create Mail icon. Don’t click on the actual icon, but click on the… Continue reading

Gmail Tip

Friday, April 7th, 2006

I just recently signed up for Gmail. Do you know any tips or tricks that I can use with my new account?

Gmail is becoming more popular every day with their unique ways of handling e-mail. You must have a Google account to sign up for Gmail, but by doing that, they are eliminating the excess spam mail that is passing through the e-mail… Continue reading

When No Vendor Replies

Friday, March 31st, 2006

When No Vendor Replies

While continuing from yesterday’s article on e-mail correspondence, this article will be about instances when vendors never do respond to your e-mails to them. In particular, vendors that refuse to respond after you have paid for one of their products that you never received.

In the first article, we discussed how e-mail might be written to such a vendor while maintaining courtesy and professionalism… Continue reading

High Priority E-mail

Friday, March 31st, 2006

For my job, I send out a lot of e-mails that are very important for people to see right away. How can I set them as high priority, so they will view them as soon as possible?

As you go about your daily e-mailing, you know that some of the e-mails you send out are much more important than others. For instance, e-mails you send out… Continue reading

Proper E-mail Correspondence

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Proper E-mail Correspondence

Most of us e-mail back and forth every day, so we all deal with different types of e-mail correspondences. Whether it be for business, for personal use, for school, etc., we all need to know the proper ways of sending e-mails to other people. Keep reading to see if you’re being professional about it or not.

As stated above, e-mail correspondence comes in various colors and designs… Continue reading

Create An Auto Reply

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Create An Auto Reply

Are you ever away away from your computer for long periods of time? Maybe you’re going on vacation or you’re stuck in meetings at work, so you won’t be able to check your e-mail for a few days or so. If you’re going to be away from your e-mail for an extended period of time, you can send all of your e-mailers an auto reply message… Continue reading

Setting Up Your Own Outlook Express E-mail Account

Do you keep hearing about Outlook Express? Maybe some of your family and friends use it and you would like to get started using it for your e-mail too. But, you’re just not sure how to go about setting it up? Well, this tip is for you then! This tip will teach you how to set up an e-mail account for Outlook… Continue reading

E-Mail Security

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Many times I have found myself questioning an e-mail. Should I open it or not, etc. Can you please give me some more information on e-mail security?

Sure thing, that’s no problem at all! Everyday thousands of viruses, worms and scams travel through the Internet. They also travel through electronic mail, or of course, as we know it, e-mail. Every e-mail user should know the basics… Continue reading

Reset Those Please

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Have your buttons just ever disappeared? I’m talking about your buttons in Outlook Express, you know the ones that say Create Mail, Reply, Forward, Send/Receive, Delete, etc. You know, the buttons you really need to be able to get through your e-mail each day.

Well, in case those ever happen to disappear on you and you’ve run out of other options in figuring out how to get them back, here’s… Continue reading

Another Quick Fix For The Eyes

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Another Quick Fix For The Eyes

Tired of squinting when you read your email? Maybe someone sent you something that’s just too difficult to read “as is”.

Looking for a quick way to make the font larger without making the change permanent?

Let’s tap into yesterdays mouse scroll wheel technique to get this job done.

In MS Outlook, as well as Outlook Express, you will be happy to find that… Continue reading

MSO Quick Mail option

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Email It Quick

Do you use MS Outlook notes, tasks, calendar, etc? Ever find that you need to take a task or other item and create an email from it?

Here’s a quick way to take all this information from its original location into a new email without a single copy / paste or (banish the thought!) entering the information by hand twice.

Simply select the item that’s to create… Continue reading

How to Open .eml Files as Email Attachments

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

.eml Files often arrive in the form of an email attachment and are usually, by default, set to be opened by a Windows email client. However, that default can be changed, and we’ll show you how. Continue reading

Download: Dawn Address Book Converter

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Download of the Week: Dawn Address Book Converter

We get a lot of emails around here concerning every possible aspect of email. This is understandable, since everyone uses it, including folks who aren’t exactly the biggest Nerds at the SciFi Convention, if you know what I mean. Email has become a staple in our modern everyday lifestyle.

Two of the commonest questions are how to save the address book and… Continue reading

Stop foreign language spam with message rules

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

I’m getting sp am emails from foreign countries. I can’t even read them! How can I stop these?

This is actually one of the easiest kinds of junk mail to handle, and you don’t even need any extra software to do it! Since most of us are unlikely to want to receive any email in foreign languages, you can set up a message rule to keep… Continue reading

My Outlook Express has another name in it. How do I add a new user?

Ahh, computer inheritors, computer sharers, and people who have just changed email providers know this plight all too well. You don’t want to confuse your email’s recipients with the wrong name, but that other name is already there. Luckily, it’s a pretty simple process to add an additional user.

In Outlook… Continue reading

Security Tip of the Week: Iconix Email Icon Identifier

Everyone knows how prevalent Phishing scams have been, especially if you’ve been reading our newsletters. These soulless attackers use any technique they can to gain your trust long enough to give them what they want, and the majority of these attacks emanate through email.

Most users have anti-virus software to protect them from viral attacks, but what about phishing… Continue reading

Web-based email help lines and FAQ locations

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Email help lines

Every email system has its own little tricks and twists. Chances are good that a recent problem is due to a recent change made by the email provider (sp am filter, security settings, etc.). While we try to help all of our readers out, sometimes contacting the email provider directly can get you the best answer. It also lets them know when there’s a problem with their… Continue reading

F7 Spell check word documents and email

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Finished writing a word document? Hit F7 to spell check before saving it! It works in composing email in Outlook Express, too. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it can make your communications look more professional.

~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading

Unblocking Missing Images Red X from Email

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Are you seeing Red X’s where images should be in your email messages? Outlook express users, help is here! Yahoo email users, this tip is for you. The missing pictures are blocked by Outlook Express as a security feature to prevent you from downloading pictures and other content (like viruses) from the email server. Like all sp am filters, sometimes it also blocks information you want to receive… Continue reading

Organize your email messages

Friday, September 16th, 2005

In Outlook and Outlook Express, you can organize the messages your inbox by sender, subject line, date received, or even the address to which the message was sent (helpful if you have mail from multiple email addresses delivered to one Inbox). Just click on the “From”, “Subject”, “Received”, or “To” headers above the list of messages. The list of messages will reorganize! You can reverse the order by clicking on… Continue reading

missing newsletter?

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Last week your newsletter stopped showing up in my Inbox. What happened?

This problem is occurring more and more often with all email services. As the email filtering frenzy continues, email hosts end up blocking legitimate email (like this newsletter) while the “bad guys” sneak their unsolicited commercial e-junk (UCE) into your inbox. We’ve told you about MSN/Hotmail blocking pictures in HTML emails and all the… Continue reading

Search Your Email

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Have you ever needed some information from an email but couldn’t remember what folder you put it in?

Yahoo Mail has a “Search Mail” box where you can type in a word or phrase (for more fun select the arrow and choose “Advanced”).

In AOL click the “Search Mail” tab and type in what you want to find.

Outlook Express and Thunderbird/Netscape instructions can be found here…… Continue reading

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