Email can be very confusing when you are just starting out. It really
isn't all that difficult to catch on.
Here is a good site
on the basics of email.
Express home page
Email Back Up Programs
Saver XE - a very easy to use program which will back up your
email data; identities, e-mail, news messages, address book, accounts,
message rules, signatures and blocked sender's list. This program
works for Outlook Express, Outlook, Eudora, Incredimail, Pegasus Mail,
The Bat, and Pocomail.
Express Backup Wizard - an easy-to-use utility that allows you
to backup and restore Outlook Express email messages, accounts, rules,
address book, signatures,and blocked senders.
- How to send an attachment by Email using Outlook Express.
One of the most annoying things that I've been dealing
with lately is the amount of junk mail (Spam) that I get in my inbox
everytime I download my emails. I've done quite a bit of research
on it and in the last year the amount that I have been getting seems
to have quadrupled. Not only do I get a tremendous amount of stuff
that I have no interest in whatsoever but I have been getting an increasing
amount of mail that is embarrassing.
After discussing it with other internet professionals, I've discovered
that I'm not the only one that's getting this stuff and so I went
on a quest to find out how to get rid of it.
I've come up with a couple of solutions.
The first is to download a very good free program called Mailwasher.
Check it out.
I open this program before I want to get my messages and it allows
me not only to delete everything I consider Spam but I can bounce
the messages back to the sender as undeliverable. Many of the programs
that create spam will automatically remove your email address from
When you get spam, a lot of it has an unsubscribe link at the bottom
of the email. DO NOT click on this unless you are sure that this is
a reputable company. The majority of the time, clicking on that link
will just let the advertisor know that you are a real email address
and they will turn around and sell it to countless other spammers.
Another good program for dealing with Spam is McAfee's "Spamkiller"
I've heard excellent things about it but it is a bit of a cost.
The second thing that I am in the process of doing is removing my
email address from all my websites and replacing it with a very cool
bit of code that I found. The email address still works but the programs
that spider around the net harvesting email addresses from websites
will not recognize it as an email address and will pass it by. Here's
a link to a site which will generate the code.
Basically a Domain name is an address that you type
into the location bar of your browser to go to a site. Fpr example:
google.com, My domain name is monicaworks.com.
A domain name works like an address forwarding service.
All of your Web site content sits on a computer with a unique address.
This is called an IP address. An IP address is made up of a series
of numbers, such as 188.8.131.52. Your domain name directs visitors
to your site using this IP address.
We use domain names instead of IP addresses because most people find
it easier to remember a name rather than a series of numbers.
a domain name