Articles tagged: The Best of Ask Leo!

Can I Tell If Email I Sent Has Been Read by the Recipient?

While there are settings and services that claim to know if an email has been opened, they are notoriously unreliable and pointless.

How Do I Remove Myself from the Search Engines?

The internet has a very long memory. Removal from search engines is practically and perhaps literally impossible.

What Good is Incognito Mode?

Incognito mode, or Private or InPrivate browsing, protects your privacy to a point. It’s critical to know where that point is.

The Deep, Dark Secret Behind Ask Leo!

Not long ago, I finally came up with the words to describe part of what I do. It was kind of a secret … until now.

12 Steps to Keep from Getting Your Account Hacked

Here are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account — forever — to a hacker.

Can I Get Someone’s Name and Address from Their IP Address?

While getting someone’s name and address from their IP address is technically possible, it’s also typically difficult and requires law enforcement.

This Is Why I Back Up

Here’s another example of why going digital enables a level of backup safety that single originals simply can’t achieve.

How Do I Unsubscribe from All These Unwanted Emails?

There are emails from which you should certainly unsubscribe when you no longer want them. However, there are emails that you absolutely should never unsubscribe from. I’ll review the differences.

WHY IS EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET SO GRUMPY?

Using all upper-case characters is the internet form of shouting, and is considered quite rude. Don’t be surprised if you get a grumpy response.

Someone’s Sending from My Email Address! How Do I Stop Them?!

Email spoofing is rampant. Spammers often send email that looks like it came from you, and there’s little that you can do about it.

Why Is My Mail to this Person Not Getting Through?

Spam prevention measures have made getting email delivered more difficult. We’ll look at ways to maximize the chances your email will make it through.

What’s a Screen Shot and How Do I Make One?

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a screenshot – an image of your computer screen, saved as a picture – can eliminate a lot of frustration when trying to describe to someone what you’re seeing on your computer.

Are Free Email Services Worth It?

Free email services and accounts are convenient and ubiquitous, and can be used safely, if and only if you take responsibility for that safety.

How to Back Up a Machine that Won’t Boot

The rescue or emergency disk provided by many backup programs is more useful than most people realize.