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Create your own Custom Email Address with Zoho Mail
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Create your own Custom Email Address with Zoho Mail

In one of my previous articles, I provided instructions on how to set-up an email address using a custom domain with Outlook.com. So instead of providing your business email as hbc-contractors@gmail.com, you would instead provide it as sales@hbc-contractors.com. The latter option provides a more “business-professional” image of you and your business. Since the time I wrote that article and now, Microsoft has changed its policy with regards to free hosted email solutions using custom domains. As of April 11, 2014, Microsoft has incorporated the custom email domain solution as a part of it’s Office 365 product. As such, it is no longer free, right now that option costs a minimum of US $4.00 per user per month. I must say that this is a very good price for small to medium businesses who need ...
How to backup your Gmail Email should disaster Strike
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How to backup your Gmail Email should disaster Strike

Hello again gentle reader! A few commentaries on my article Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile indicated to me that Mozilla Thunderbird can be used as a means of backing up one’s Email, specifically Gmail! That person commented, as it struck them as odd that I wrote about doing Backups in terms of Physical Media as explained in How to do Physical Backup using DVD and CD and a Listing of the best software Burning DVD and CD’s and software as per my other more famous article How to Backup you Data using the a List of the Best Free Backup Solutions, yet I never touched on the idea of doing a backup of Email. Good to point out that this does indeed exist and is a bit of an oversight. But then, that’s why write; I learn something new everyday! To thi...
Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile
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Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile

If you like my article Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via Email secretly is fun, you may realize there’s a hitch to all of this. It’s only possible to post to Facebook and Twitter if you have access to Webmail i.e. going to Google, Yahoo or other Email client to access and read your Email. It’s kinda unsafe as well; nosy peeps with an eye for stealing passwords may be hovering about, ready to steal your password or report you for breaking the “no Email” rule in the Research section of the Library! A real bummer, as you may need to send an urgent SOS but can’t having to resort to either texting or going elsewhere in the Library to send your Electronic Letters! Fortunately there’s Portable Email Client Software that’ll put the fun back in Emailing behind-enemy-lines in the Research ...
Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via email secretly is fun
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Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via email secretly is fun

Have you ever wondered how to do that? Anonymously tweet or post to FB from a regular cellphone? You can actually do this, despite not having a smartphone as all the Social Networks are made to be backwards compatible with the great exalted email. After all, were it not for email, many a FB account and tweeter wouldn’t be born, as email accounts are the source of all of your initial friends when you had signed up. It’s still the gold standard for all Social Networks. Plus most Feature phones can send email as explained in How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone. This’ll be the shortest DIY (Do it yourself) article in history for me as far as I’m concerned. Once you’ve read my article How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel F...
How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone
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How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone

This article's a shot across the bow at Telecom Provider and their services folks, just based on the title alone. This is definitely aimed at those users of either Telecom Network who from time to time and need to send or receive a quick email from your feature phone. Yep, you read that right: feature phones can indeed send email, albeit brief and short. And yes, believe it or not it’s very much possible just not much advertised by either Telecom Provider. Just as you can send SMS (Short Messaging Service) or Text messages via Gimme 5 of LIME’s Anywhere Plans for Free as described in How to activate Digicel VIP Text and get Free Texting on Digicel or LIME phone as IM gets more popular you can also send and receive email for free. How to do it is quite simple and it’s still free on eith...
How to Use your custom Domain Name with Outlook.com
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How to Use your custom Domain Name with Outlook.com

Normally when you sign up for an online email service such as Outlook.com or Gmail.com, your email address points to the domain name of the email provider. So if you sign up for a Gmail email account your email address is displayed as yourname@gmail.com, or whatever the domain is of your email provider. Normally this is OK for most individuals needs but it is normally thought of as unprofessional for companies to use this method. Think about it, what if an established company such as Pepsi gave their email address as pepsi@gmail.com or contact-pepsi@outlook.com? Now you can say that large companies like Pepsi use their own email servers. This is true, with their budget they can very well afford a data-center with supporting I.T. infrastructure just to handle emails, but this article is not...
Gmail is latest Google service to get a revamp
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Gmail is latest Google service to get a revamp

Just a day after Google Reader officially got it's face-lift Gmail's official new look is not being released into the wild for all who are interested to take it for a test spin. The updates to the interface have been available for a while in the theme section of Gmail but there is now a notification at the bottom right of the Gmail.com interface that allows users to unlock not only the new look but also new functionality. The new features are being called: Elastic Density - allows Gmail to be viewed from a variety of screen sizes and devices as well as alloing users to have a more compact or spread out feel to the interface. Streamlined Conversations - updated threaed emails system now with avatars to help keep track on email conversations. Smarter Navigation - adjust the ...
Spam Explained and Prevention Tips
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Spam Explained and Prevention Tips

Spam is any unwanted or unsolicited message sent through an electronic messaging system. Spam may be in the form of email messages, cellphone text messages, instant messages, blog posts, wiki entries or any other way of electronically transferring or transmitting a message. Spamming is a problem that costs internet users and companies billions of dollars each year. This cost takes the form of loss of man hours, acquiring extra equipment to combat spam, identify theft, fraud, deceptive marketing, virus infection and more.