Archive | Email

This is the email category containing all messaging and emailing articles, tutorials and reviews. The category includes web-based email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail, as well as desktop-based email clients and readers like Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook.

Electronic mail enables Internet users to exchange messages in a similar fashion as the mail system is working. Senders can compose emails in their programs, either on the web or in programs, and send them to recipients that they add to the To, CC or BCC lines of the email using email addresses. It usually takes a couple of seconds before emails arrive at their destination. Emails can contain textual contents but also attachments such as images or other files.

Email accounts are often used to verify people on the Internet, which is why malicious users often try to get access to email accounts for their malicious activities. Attacks include so called phishing attacks where emails look as if they come from an authority but are in fact forgeries that try to lure users into revealing important data such as passwords or credit card numbers

We have published a number of authentication related articles for Gmail or Yahoo Mail that try to address issues that users may encounter when using web-based email accounts.

gmail corrupt file attachment

The following guide provides you with instructions on how to restore Gmail email attachments that are not properly downloaded to your devices. Mike, the Linux guy here on Ghacks, sends his articles to my Gmail account. I retrieve these emails using the Thunderbird email client, and that works pretty well usually. Recently though I noticed […]


thunderbird 52.0

Thunderbird 52.0 is out. The new version of the desktop email client for Windows, Mac and Linux devices was released on April 4, 2017 to the public. The new version of the email client is a major new releases, as indicated by the version. It replaces the previous version Thunderbird 45.8.0. Thunderbird installations and portable […]


mailstore home 10.1

MailStore Home 10.1 is the latest version of the popular email archiving and backup software for Microsoft Windows devices. The new version of the program features search improvements, and some other changes that are useful to users of the program. Existing users may run a check for updates from within the application. A click on […]


fossamail

A recent post by Moonchild, lead developer of PaleMoon and FossaMail, indicates that he is looking for a new maintainer for FossaMail. FossaMail is an open source messaging program (email, chat and news) that is based on Mozilla's Thunderbird email client. Unlike Thunderbird, FossaMail uses Pale Moon's browser core as the backend, so that it […]


attach from clipboard

Attach from Clipboard is an extension for the desktop email client Thunderbird to create file attachments from clipboard content. If you want to paste clipboard content into emails, you may be able to do so directly. The content is then added to the email body however, and not as an attachment. If you want to […]


mailstore home 10

MailStore Home 10 is the newest version of the popular email backup software solution for Windows that supports local and remote email accounts. You can use the free MailStore Home client to back up emails from desktop email programs like Outlook or Thunderbird, local email files such as Mbox, PST or EML, and also from […]


thunderbird 45.5

A new version of the popular desktop email client Thunderbird has just been released. Thunderbird 45.5 fixes several issues but does not introduce new features. The Thunderbird 45.5 release notes list six items of which two are marked as changed, and four as fixed. The new release is a bug fix release mostly; it does […]


outlook.com premium

Microsoft revealed Outlook.com Premium, a subscription-based version of its free Outlook.com email offering earlier this year. Back then, the offer was only available to select customers who took part in the beta test. The company appears to have opened the doors for sign up to Outlook.com Premium to the public recently. While limited to users […]


thunderbird cookies gmail

As you may know, I use Thunderbid as may main desktop email program. I use it with various email providers, including Gmail. Everything worked fine up until this morning. I received mails to the Gmail account and was able to browse mails and compose them as well. About an hour ago I started to get […]


unsafe links gmail

Google announced back in February 2016 that it planned to improve Gmail security by adding new security indicators to the service. One of the improvements was the introduction of a new red question mark icon in place of the profile photo, avatar or blank icon to highlight unauthenticated emails. Google announced yesterday that the roll […]


outlook junk

If you are using one of Microsoft's emailing services, Outlook.com for instance, you may have noticed a sharp increase in spam messages that were not filed as spam in the past couple of days. The main issue here was of course that spam was not flagged properly by Microsoft so that it landed in user […]


thunderbird softmaker

Thunderbird, powered by SoftMaker, is a custom version of the popular email client featuring enhancements that come all in the form of extensions. Thunderbird 45 and 45.1 were released recently by the team of volunteers that kept and keeps Thunderbird alive ever since Mozilla decided to get rid of the Thunderbird project. This new version […]


windows live mail 2012

Windows Live Mail 2012 users who use it to connect to Microsoft's Outlook email service receive emails from Microsoft currently that state that they won't be able to use the solution anymore come June 30th, 2016. Windows Live Mail is a free email client by Microsoft that Microsoft made available as part of the Windows […]


thunderbird 45 enter key

If you have updated the desktop email client Thunderbird to version 45 which the team released recently, you may have noticed several changes that may affect how you are using the application. One of those changes affects the compose window, and there specifically what happens when you tap on the Enter-key to create a new […]