By Melissa J Luther

Your email address book is your lifeline, so when you replace your computer or change your email client, you don’t want to lose it. Luckily, most email clients let you import and export this data easily. In most cases, the simplest method is to export the data to a .csv (comma separated values) file, which is a text formatted file widely accepted by most programs. Then you can save the file to a disk or jump drive and import it to your new computer. (more…)

By Monique Martin

You’ve created an incredible new video demo or PowerPoint presentation, but the files are big enough to sink the Titanic. If you try to email them as they are, your email client will choke. We’ve all sat there waiting as a large file (incoming or outgoing) bogged down our email and, in some, cases, did strange and horrible things. Happily, there are a few solutions out there to help you send those enormous files. (more…)

By Samantha Gluck

When left unchecked, spam clutters email inboxes making it difficult to locate important communications, and can carry nefarious programs such as various viruses, Trojans, and worms. A spam filter is a software program that can be installed on a network server, mail server or personal computer. This software sorts out junk mail before it even hits the inbox and has a chance to possibly infect the system with malicious code. (more…)

By Jen Brister

Whether you own your own business or you are an employee of a small business, it may be necessary to manage multiple identities online. The average person has at least two email addresses — one of personal or home use and one for business. However, if you have been using the Internet 10 years or more, you may find that you have up to 10 email addresses and no idea how to manage them all. (more…)

By Monique Martin

As a small business, you rely on email to communicate with clients, suppliers and coworkers, basically, everyone on planet Earth with an Internet connection. Making sure you have the right email client to suit your business’s needs can mean increased productivity and, in some cases, even save you a little money. Here’s a quick guide to the four most popular email clients. (more…)

By Meredith Barnhill

In a fast-paced environment, businesses can't afford to be tied down to one device. Being able to access personal data like contacts, email, calendars and documents on a mobile device or laptop or desktop, regardless of where you are at a given moment, is invaluable. (more…)

By Tracey Lawton

As a solopreneur being able to follow-up with your clients and potential clients is crucial in growing and sustaining your business, and keeping a steady flow of new clients coming on board. However the downside is the time it takes to follow-up with each and every one of your contacts--after all spending all day following up with clients isn’t a good use of your time; you also need to spend your time on income generating activities and generating cash flow for your business. (more…)

Free email accounts are easy to use and, well, free. But because they include the provider's domain name in the address, they carry a certain casualness to them. That's fine for your personal account, but for business accounts, using a free email is like wearing your robe and slippers to the office. (more…)

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