Before jumping into archiving you might want to check out our archive overview.
Archiving can really help when you have an oversized inbox and your ruthless IT department has cut off your email. Here’s a quick and dirty explanation about how to make Outlook 2003 archive your email for you automatically.
Before I dive into archiving and what .pst files are, I’d like to start with a brief overview of how the UUA’s email system works. Everything in each person’s Inbox, Deleted Items, and other folders live on one of the UUA’s servers. Outlook (or Entourage for Mac users) connects to our server and grabs a copy of each email, calendar item, contact, etc. It also checks back periodically for any new email that may have been sent to your inbox. (more…)
After arriving at Charlotte one of the first things I did was check the wireless access options available to me, after using them for a day here is what I found:
- Wireless is a bit slow at the Westin, but useable
- Wireless at the Charlotte Convention Center (CCC) is a waste of time and money ($15) (more…)
Before I dive into how to archive I’d like to give you a brief overview of how our mail system works. We keep a copy of everything in each person’s Inbox, Deleted Items, and other folders on the server. Your Outlook (for Windows) or Entourage (for Mac) program connects to our server and makes sure everything is synced up. (more…)
Most of the time I want an email to send when I’m through writing it, but there are times when I want an email to wait for a while. Fortunately Outlook has me covered. (more…)
It can be annoying to carefully craft an email and send it out to folks only to have it end up in their spam filter. There aren’t hard and fast rules for avoiding this, but knowing how spam filters operate can give you an idea how to keep your emails from landing in junk folders. (more…)
It seems like I always want to send someone a file, and sometimes it’s too large to attach to any email message. Or, I want to send a bunch of files (photos, maybe), and many email systems refuse to accept ZIP files. So when StumbleUpon showed me WeTransfer I was immediately interested. Follow the link for an easy way to send giant attachments to any email address.
While wandering about the net I chanced on an article from Microsoft. It’s a concise overview of what to look for in a well-crafted scam. Fortunately for us most scams aren’t as well constructed, so they usually have one or two of these earmarks: shortened URLs, wacky email addresses, weird information, and will almost always ask for your sensitive data.
Often the scam will try to play on your emotions to elicit a response. One such scam is in the form of an email from a friend stuck in a foreign country who lost their wallet and needs money to get back home. The victim sends money to an overseas money order location and the scam is complete.