Email comes with its own set of somewhat confusing terminology. I’ll review the differences between an email address, email account, and email domain.
Outlook.com has added the concept of email address aliases. They serve as a good solution when you want to change your 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.
After an online account is deleted, the ID or email address is eventually made available for re-use. It’s the same name but a different owner, and that can confuse people.
This sounds like a problem in your friend’s contact list or address book. To sort it out, first we need to understand where email names come from.
You have control over what recipients see in the “from” field when they receive email from you. But the “to” field when you’re receiving a message? Not so much.
Of course it might be spam, but sometimes things like this are just bad luck.
Sharing an email address may seem like a good idea, as long as you’ve considered all the ramifications.
Outlook.com tries to make entering email addresses quicker, easier, and less error prone by offering a variety of suggestions when you compose email. I’ll look at how those interact and how you can control some of what happens.
It is often quite simple to set up one email address as your main address that picks up all your other email – depending on the services you use on various accounts. The trick is deciding which way you want to go.
Yahoo! recently announced that they were planning to “recycle” unused email addresses. I’ll explain what that means, why it’s important, and what you need to do.
Many websites ask you type your email address in twice for a reason: there’s a high percentage of people who cannot type their email address in correctly once.
Changing an email address typically involves changing more than just the address. I’ll look at the common scenarios, and a few possible additional approaches.
Changing your email address is hard and keeping your ISP-provided email is nearly impossible. I’ll look at making this the last change that you’ll ever need.
Changing your Hotmail address is not possible, but you can set up a new account.
I occasionally get reports of people who’ve lost the contents of their inbox. We’ll look at a couple of common causes and resolutions.