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Fri
27
Apr
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Mozilla Challenges Microsoft Outlook with Thunderbird 2.0

Mozilla, the organization behind the popular Firefox Web browser, launched a new version of its free to download Thunderbird 2 email program, challenging Microsoft's Outlook email program. Scott MacGregor, Lead Engineer for Thunderbird at the ... Mozilla Foundation noted in a written statement that the program "has powerful new features and proven security, delivering an improved email experience to users worldwide." (Source: cbc.ca ) The Mozilla Project, which began in 1998, is dedicated to promoting Web innovation and developing open source Internet client software. Like the organization's ... (view more)

Thu
26
Apr
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Using the Reading Pane: Outlook 2007

You can use the Reading pane to very quickly go through your messages. Follow the steps below: Click the Mail or Folder List button on the Navigation pane and click the Unread Messages search folder. If you cannot see the contents of a message when ... you click its entry in the message list, click the Reading Pane button. Using this pane lets you quickly scan any message without having to open it. Choose Tools | Options. Click the Other tab. Click the Reading Pane button to display the Reading Pane dialog box. Select Mark Item as Read When Selection Changes, to mark mail as read when you view it ... (view more)

Fri
11
Aug
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Electronic Mail: What Is It?

Just about everyone who surfs the Web has an email account any more. Most of the Internet Service Providers on the 'net have a set of mailboxes they provide their customers, but the software they provide for folk to get to their email account ... sometimes does not provide the tools needed to effectively use their email Inboxes. There are several "email Clients" available that we be presenting. Before we get to that, there is some information you need to know to be able to select the best fit for your use. First we need to define what and where a client and server are. An email client is the ... (view more)

Thu
11
May
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Trace the Origin of Email: Visually

Infopackets Reader 'Jennifer' writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently received an email from an unknown person via Yahoo. I think I understand how the email got to me but I'm not sure. Would the email headers help to tell me this? I'd really like to know ... how this person sent me the email. Can you help? " My response: To sum it up the answer briefly: email headers are often forged by spammers, so it's plausible that the email you received came from somewhere else (other than what is stated in the email header). Having said that, most big-name ISP (Internet Service Providers) have an onslaught of ... (view more)

Wed
12
Apr
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Easy Message Review

When it comes to chatting, I use all the big name services: MSN, AIM, and Yahoo. But I don't use each of these programs individually; in fact, I've been using a cool utility that lets me manage all of my chat accounts at the same time. The utility ... is called Easy Message, and I've been using it for well over a year Easy Message doesn't have all the features of the big Instant Messaging (IM) clients, but (for me) the trade-off is well worth it because Easy Message doesn't hog my system resources. In fact, Easy Message is so small that you can put it on a floppy disk or thumb drive and take it ... (view more)

Wed
22
Feb
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How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients

Have you ever wanted to send an email to a group of people -- but need to prevent the individuals in the group from seeing each other's email addresses? You can do this by sending an email to "undisclosed recipients". To do so: Launch your email ... program, and click the button to create a new email message. In the 'To' address field enter 'Undisclosed Recipients' followed by your e-mail address in braces. For example: 'Undisclosed Recipients ' Side note: If you leave the TO: field blank, the email may bounce as some service providers may filter mark the mail as spam. In the BCC (Blind ... (view more)

Thu
24
Nov
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A Grab Bag of Goodies!

The posting today is more of a 'grab bag' than anything else. Mainly because I have had many little things come across my desk that deserve to be passed on but not enough information to make up a full post. First off, Open Office. There is a new ... release of the Open Office office suite, Version 2, and it is a corker. If you want or need an office suite for Windows, Linux (any distribution), UNIX (almost any flavor), or the Mac, this is the one to download. There are many goodies in the package and it works like a dream! Database, word processing that also does web pages, spreadsheet, ... (view more)

Fri
18
Nov
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Flaming

Flaming is the act of posting messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting, usually in the social context of a discussion board (usually on the Internet). Such messages are called flames, and are sometimes posted in response to flamebait. ... Flaming is one of a class of economic problems known as The Tragedy of the Commons, when a group holds a resource (in this case, communal attention), but each of the individual members has an incentive to overuse it. Although the trading of insults is as old as time itself, flaming on the Internet, like many other online 'actions', started in the ... (view more)

Fri
26
Aug
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Phishing

In computing, phishing (also known as carding and spoofing) is the act of attempting to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business with a real need for ... such information in a seemingly official electronic notification or message, such as an email or an instant message. It is a form of a social engineering attack. The term phishing comes from the fact that Internet scammers are using increasingly sophisticated lures as they "fish" for users' financial information and password data. With the growing ... (view more)

Wed
10
Aug
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The Best way to Deal with Spam?

Is spam on the rise or have spammers found a new way to become extra-annoying? Infopackets Reader Max E. writes: " Thanks again for the great web site and excellent help! My problem today is with Spam (unsolicited bulk email). How can I send ... something back to the spammers? Every time I log on I get some 50 to 90 spams and it wastes my time having to deal with these annoying messages. I have tried to send the spammers an email asking them to remove me from the list, but my messages always come back undeliverable. Please help! " My response: This is the fourth complaint this week I've ... (view more)

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