Internet

Fri
07
Jan
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Hide list of email addresses when sending message?

Infopackets Reader Harv S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I need to know how to list several addresses in such a way that no one knows who else received the message. If I list them separated with the semi-colon all addresses are sent to everyone. Would ... appreciate any help and thanks for your information site as it is really helpful. " My response: What you are referring to is called Blind Carbon Copy, or BCC. If you use Outlook Express: Create your message (or reply to message) Click view -> all headers in the message window BCC will be shown Insert the remaining email addresses in the ... (view more)

Wed
29
Dec
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0Spam.com -- the ultimate free anti-spam solution?, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about a free anti-spam solution called 0Spam.com. Recall -- " I recently stumbled across a web site that offers a free, seamless anti-spam solution: all without the need to install special, third-party software or to configure ... complex mail filter rules ... The free 0Spam.com service can be used for 1 email account and is compatible with any computer (Linux, Mac, or Windows) ... works with POP3 email, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail accounts ... 0Spam operates silently and works by standing in-between your email server(s) and the Internet, and scans your incoming email for ... (view more)

Wed
22
Dec
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0Spam.com -- the ultimate free anti-spam solution?

I'm swamped this time of year, and so is my inbox -- full of spam (unsolicited email) offers, that is. RE: the ultimate free anti-spam solution? I recently stumbled across a web site that offers a free, seamless anti-spam solution: all without the ... need to install special, third-party software or to configure complex mail filter rules. Because there the client computer does not require a software integration, this makes 0Spam platform independent and perfect for home or corporate use, whether it's for a Linux, Mac, or Windows machine. From the 0Spam.com web site: " 0Spam works with POP3 ... (view more)

Tue
21
Sep
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GuruNet: The Answer Engine, Part 2

Infopackets Reader Jenine S. writes: " Dear Dennis, First and foremost, thank you for providing such a commendable publication. I have learned so much from your newsletter since I've been a subscriber. I just finished reading your article on GuruNet ... and have found it to be an invaluable resource (it's *so* much easier than using Google, and I love Google)! I have a question, however. My sister in St. Louis has AOL 9.0 and has had troubles in the past using some Internet applications. Can you tell me if GuruNet is compatible with AOL? " Side note: For those of you who missed last ... (view more)

Wed
15
Sep
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GuruNet: The Answer Engine

Imagine this: you're sitting in front of your computer, writing an email -- and all the sudden, you forget how to spell a word -- or worse yet, you need to find another way to express yourself in a thought-provoking or entertaining manner. It ... happens to me all the time. Like most folks, I use Outlook Express to read and compile my emails because it's free and comes bundled with Windows. Unfortunately, the MS Spell Checker isn't part of Windows or Outlook Express by default (you'll need to install MS Office or similar ) -- and to top it all off, Outlook Express doesn't offer a thesaurus. What ... (view more)

Wed
11
Aug
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Email IP address change?

Infopackets Reader Marilyn W. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am absolutely desperate to find a program that will poll my Linksys router periodically and report any changes in the email address periodically. I have done some research, and while I can find ... lots of programs that will update a DNS server or post the new IP on an FTP or website, I can't seem to find one that will just send me an email. There is one, Keep Me Posted, but I have run into issues with it, and I have had several XP machines that it won't run on. Can you or your Readers assist? " My response: I was unaware of such a ... (view more)

Thu
08
Jul
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Web page doesn't fit properly when printed?, Part 2

Recall -- Last newsletter, Infopackets Reader Frank C. asked if there was a way to make a web page 'fit' properly on a page when printed: " I enjoy reading your newsletter very much. Whenever I find a particularly interesting topic, I like to make a ... hardcopy for later reference. Unfortunately, some of the information on the web page gets cut off when my printer goes to print the page (this also happens to me with other web sites). Is there a way I get around this problem? " I suggested 2 methods using Internet Explorer (adjusting margins and printing in Portrait mode, or try ... (view more)

Tue
06
Jul
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Web page doesn't fit properly when printed?

Have you ever wanted to print a web page, only to find out that part of the page is cut off at the right margin? Infopackets Reader Frank C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I enjoy reading your newsletter very much. Whenever I find a particularly interesting ... topic, I like to make a hardcopy for later reference. Unfortunately, some of the information on the web page gets cut off when my printer goes to print the page (this also happens to me with other web sites). Is there a way I get around this problem?" My response: There are 2 options I can think of off the top of my head (using Internet ... (view more)

Sat
13
Mar
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Neat Net Tricks

When I began writing this newsletter back in 2001, there were only a small number of sites geared toward helping new and intermediate Windows users. That's why I was grateful when I stumbled across a place called Neat Net Tricks , which reviews cool ... places to visit on the 'net. Neat Net Tricks (NNT) is operated by a fellow named Jack Teems. The Neat Net Tricks web site and newsletter cater to new and intermediate Windows users who feel that computers and the Internet can still be fun without mucking around with the registry, BIOS, motherboard, and that sort of stuff. I think you'll understand ... (view more)

Thu
04
Mar
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Archive Web Pages for offline reference?, Part 2

Recall -- Back in late January of this year, Infopackets Reader David J. asked me if I knew of a program was capable of archiving web pages from web sites for offline reading. I responded by providing instruction on how to use Internet Explorer's ... built-in web page archiver ( article here ), but then asked Infopackets Readers if they knew of a better solution. Infopackets Reader Michael O. writes: " Dennis, it's funny you should ask about Webpage archiver programs... I was just thinking (a few days ago, in fact), 'I haven't seen many of them around, I wonder if people just don't have a ... (view more)

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