Articles tagged: email

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 Do I Delete Multiple Emails When I Have a Lot to Delete?

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.

How to Get Email with Attachments Delivered

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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 The ???!!!!

Email I Was Composing has Disappeared. 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.

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What Does “Mailbox Unavailable” Mean and How Do I Fix It?

“Mailbox unavailable” is a common email bounce message that actually says very little. I’ll review some of the more common causes of “mailbox unavailable”.

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to do NOW

Email Hacked? 7 Things You Need to Do NOW

Email account theft is rampant. If it happens to you, there are several steps you need to take — not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being easily hacked again.

The Mail App in Windows 10

Tip of the Day: Consider the Mail App

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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.

No Spam

Tip of the Day: Mark Spam as Spam (and Move On)

Local Folders

Tip of the Day: Use Local Folders to Avoid Email Loss

Send To Mail Recipient

Tip of the Day: Configure an Email Program (Even if You Don’t Use One)

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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.

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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)

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.

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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.

IMAP

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.

Overflowing Email Bin

Are Deleted Emails Really Deleted?

Depending on what email program or service you use, deleted emails may or may not be really deleted. It’s surprisingly hard to tell for certain.

Too Much Email

‘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.

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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.

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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.

Email's Path

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.

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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 an email provider?

Outlook Express

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How Do I Send Someone a Large File?

Emailing large attachments is typically a bad idea as your mail is likely to not be delivered. We’ll look into alternatives.

It's frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to brute force a way into email accounts. So it's safe to assume that if Google sent you a notification... someone got in!

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!

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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.

Attach Files

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.

Someone's Peeking!

Just How Secure Is Email, Anyway?

Email is ubiquitous and convenient, yet surprisingly not very secure. I’ll look at why that is and when you should worry.

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.

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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.