Articles tagged: email
How Do I Delete Multiple Emails When I Have a Lot to Delete?
It can be a challenge to delete multiple emails. I’ll look at some of the concepts and techniques used by various email programs to make it easier.
My Email Is Hacked, How Do I Fix It?
If your email is hacked, there are several steps you need to take to get it back and prevent it from being hacked again.
What For-Pay Email Providers Do You Recommend?
People often use free email providers for critical data only to lose everything when a problem occurs. So what do you look for in a paid email provider?
How Do I Change My Email Address?
Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I’ll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches.
How Secure Is Email?
Email is ubiquitous and convenient, yet surprisingly, not particularly secure. I’ll look at why that is and when you should worry.
What Does the “Mailbox Unavailable” Error Mean and How Do I Fix It?
“Mailbox unavailable” is a common email bounce message that tells us very little. I’ll review some of the more common causes of “mailbox unavailable”.
How to Email Large Files Using Any Email Program or Service
Emailing large attachments is typically a bad idea, as your mail may not be delivered. I’ll look at alternatives.
My Email Disappeared While Composing. Can I Get it Back?
It’s no fun to write a long email and lose it. Here’s how that happens and a few ways to avoid it.
Are Deleted Emails Really Deleted?
“Permanently deleted” email may or may not be recoverable. Depending on the situation and motivation, that email could come back to haunt or help you.
How Do I Find Someone’s Email Address?
It can be extremely difficult to find the email address of someone you want to contact. To begin with, they must want to be found.
Is There an Email Service that Doesn’t Require a Phone Number? My Recommended Approach, and Alternatives
There are legitimate reasons for not wanting to give your phone number to an email service. Let’s look at alternatives.
“From” Spoofing: How Spammers Send Email that Looks Like It Came from You
“From” spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I’ll look at how it’s done.
What Is an Email Quota and What Does “Over Quota” Mean?
Being over quota means you’ve received or kept too much email. To deal with it, you need to understand where that email is being kept.
If I Do These Things, Will I Be Anonymous?
Anonymity on the internet is really, really hard. Some of the practices we might use to stay anonymous could still be leaking identifiable, traceable information.
How to Get Email with Attachments Delivered
Emailing attachments — particularly large files — is getting more and more difficult as ISPs limit size and scan for malware.
Why Are Pictures Not Showing in Email?
There are many reasons pictures don’t show up in email. I’ll review the complex world that is email, and some of the things that can go wrong.
How to (Accidentally) Give Someone Else Your PayPal Account
Entering your email address incorrectly might just be a typo, but it can have surprising ramifications.
What is POP? Or POP3? And what about IMAP and SMTP?
POP, POP3, and SMTP are all acronyms used in configuring email. We’ll look at what they mean and how they relate.
How Do I Edit a Reply?
Edit a reply before sending it. Clean up your message, remove email addresses, and more.
You Can Use Free Email Safely (But Most People Don’t)
Free email is popular, ubiquitous … and risky. Free email accounts are lost regularly with no hope of recovery. I’ll review how you can use free email accounts safely.
Why Is an Email Address Sometimes in Angle Brackets?
Computers use email addresses to route email. Angle brackets are used when a more human-readable name is also included.
What is IMAP? And How Can it Help Me Manage My Email?
IMAP is a protocol that your email program may use to access your email. Among other features, it makes dealing with email on multiple devices much easier.
‘Tis the Season … to Unsubscribe!
The holiday season brings with it a flood of email. That’s a great opportunity to evaluate, and unsubscribe from things you no longer need.
8 Reasons Email is Wonderful
Some have said that email is dead. My take is completely opposite: email is one of the most effective communication methods we have.
Why Was My Email Bounced for Sending Too Much Spam?
You are exactly right: you are being punished for the actions of others. To understand who those “others” are, we need to look at how email makes it off of your computer to its destination.
How Do I Access Email Stored in Outlook Express on Windows 8?
One of the problems with Outlook Express is difficulty in exporting data. Your best bet is to find a more recent software to help with the migration.
How Do I Deal with One Email Account on Two Machines?
There are various options to access one email account from multiple computers, and there are pros and cons to each.
2013’s Ten Most Popular Posts
As 2013 draws to a close, I review which articles on Ask Leo! were the most popular and briefly discuss what trends that I feel they reveal.
Why Does Mail Hang Around in My Outbox Before Being Sent?
There are many steps between your email and it’s journey out of the “Outbox.” Any one of those steps could be slowing you down.
Can I access the mail on my desktop from a networked machine?
There are several ways to share email accounts across computers. The best ones have to be set up before you need them.
How Do I Get My New Email to Be the Default Email in Windows?
Figuring out what is what with emails and email accounts can be quite confusing. But when all is said and done, you only need to change a simple configuration.
Did Someone Log In to Google with My Password?
It’s frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to slowly brute force a way into email accounts. So it’s safe to assume that if Google notified you – someone got in!
What if the forwarding service goes away?
There is little that you or I can do when a website goes away except to use online tools to try to trace it, or find some other way to replicate the service.
Why Can’t People Click on Links I Send Them?
Ninety-nine percent of the time when links aren’t clickable the problem is on the receiving end. It’s usually because their email program is trying to protect them from something that looks suspicious.
Where do attachments live once they’re sent?
Once an email is sent it, and the attachments it might include, are copied to a sequence of servers until they reach the destination inbox. Most importantly, once it leaves your machine, it leaves your control.
How Do I Move My Outlook Express Email from Windows XP to Windows 7?
I’ll show you how to move from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail on Windows 7 (the easiest moving option), step by annoying step.
Thunderbird – A Free, Open Source, and Powerful Email Client
Thunderbird is a robust and powerful email program that can meet the needs of both light and power users. I use it all day every day.