Setting Up Email

Return Receipt for Mail.app on Macintosh

Question Is there a way to know that someone has opened your email using Mail on my Macintosh? Answer There are a couple of ways. Sign up for a service First, you can sign up for a service that will monitor your mail. I don’t have any specific recommendations, but you can google “return receipt…

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Gmail is saving multiple drafts. How to stop it.

Question Why does my Mail program save a draft of every email I begin to write and in some cases save several drafts as I write the email? Answer Disable storing drafts on the server by going to the Mail.app’s Account Preferences –> [choose the account you are working with] –> Mailbox Behaviors. Gmail will…

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Ask Lena: My mailbox is getting full

Question My Outlook Express seems to work okay, but my mailbox is getting full on the server and I can’t get my mail. I heard there was a way to fix this. Do you know how? Answer Pretty much all servers have a limit on their mailbox. If they didn’t, it would get  filled up…

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What is the difference between Outlook and Outlook Express?

Question I’m currently using Outlook and not Outlook express.  What are the differences between the two and do you think I should switch to Outlook Express? Answer Outlook Express is the free version of Outlook. Outlook Express probably came on your computer. Outlook comes with Microsoft Office. Outlook Express supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP and…

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Have AT&T or U-verse and email problems?

We recently switched over to AT&T’s U-verse for our internet, phone, and cable needs. For the most part, it’s been wonderful. With their recorder you can record four television shows at a time and watch them from any TV set in the house.  Their recorder is very Tivo like. I miss the little boop-boop-boop noises from…

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How to set up email in Outlook 2003

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook 2003 to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2003, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook by using the settings in this tutorial. To Set…

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Getting Email on Your iPhone Using Your Domain

NOTE: This article was written while thinking about the iPhone – but it should also work for your iPod Touch. Just work someplace where you have a good WiFi connection. Additionally, since I wasn’t actually looking at an iPod Touch when I wrote it there may be some menu differences I didn’t consider. If you…

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What is my SMTP?

What is an SMTP? Your SMTP controls your outgoing mail. Your POP controls your incoming mail. What is my SMTP? Usually your SMTP contains your domain name and is formatted like this: smtp:YOURDOMAINNAME.com (i.e. smtp.lenashore.com) or this YOURDOMAIN.com (i.e. lenashore.com) Sometimes your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will want you to use their smtp instead of…

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