Managing Multiple Email Accounts and Devices

Because we use email for many different purposes we often have to deal with multiple email accounts, addresses and devices e,g laptops,smart phones etc. For example, you may have a work email account, and also a private email account that you need to access. You might also need to access

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Sharing and Sending Pictures Using Email

It is very common to share pictures with friends and family using email. Before we look at how it is done we will look at some general considerations that you must be aware of regardless of which email client and email provider you are using.

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Should You Use SSL to Secure Your Email ?

All the main Webmail providers (Gmail,Yahoo, Outlook.com) use SSL as the default connection mechanism. But how does SSL (secure sockets layer) on email work? Does it make your email really secure? and should you use it ? I recently got an email from my email provider about improvements to email

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Understanding Email Encryption and Digital Signatures

Email is generally considered to be a very insecure system. Email messages have to go through many other computers (email servers), before reaching their destination, and at each computer a copy of the message is made before forwarding the message on. Although the copies are normally only temporary they don’t

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How to Change From POP3 to IMAP

Although POP3 is an old email access mechanism, many people are still using it. POP3 has been superseded by the newer and better IMAP4 protocol, and you should consider moving to IMAP, especially if you will be accessing email using multiple email clients.

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Understanding and Using Email Read Receipts

Do you need to know if someone has received your email? If you do then using email read receipts would seem like the obvious solution, and in some respects they are. However they aren’t foolproof. Here we look at what they are and how they work. Email read receipts are

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Using The to,cc and Bcc fields – by Example

Many people that are new to email have difficulty deciding which field to use when sending email, and so I thought it would be easier to explain by going through some examples. Here is quick chart that is meant to act as a rough guide on how they are used:

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