What To Do About Spam – Junk Email – Stop It Before It Lands On My Device

There are 2 initial ways for people to try and stop spam or unwanted emails from appearing on your devices. Filter them after they arrive  on your computer / tablet / smartphone- this means tagging them as spam or junk and moving them to a spam folder. This does mean they will arrive on your computer / tablet / smartphone , then you have to do something about them. Filter them before they arrive on your computer / tablet / smartphone which means doing it at your internet service providers online email page ( webmail ).This means they will not appear on your computers / smartphone / tablet inbox. This does take time to work as you have to train the email client to recognise the unwanted emails and delete them. However doing it at your ISP webmail page means them not being downloaded to your device where you have to… Read More

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Control Your Email With Rules & Labels

Email can be frustrating when your inbox fills with emails you did not want and will never read from the same people / businesses / organisations that you just end up deleting. If you run Outlook or Gmail you can create rules for Outlook and Labels for Gmail so that you never see those emails and they just appear in a spam folder or the deleted folder. The following are 2 articles that will help you understand how to achieve a better inbox How to use Outlook rules to easily organise your inbox Understanding Gmail – Inbox management 

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You Cannot Call Google

If you have an issue with Gmail or your other free Google services and need help , you cannot ring them. Google support is through a dedicated page – Google Support – and it does not include a support number. However if you do a search for Google support you will see some ” businesses ” that claim to be from Google. Calling numbers like the ones below can lead you to being charged exorbitant amounts of money after they log into your computer ( do not allow this !)

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In The Online World Your ID Is Important

Whether you have an Apple account for your Mac , iPad , iPhone or a Windows device or a Google account your ID to log in is important and something you should know , remember and manage when necessary. All of these require: An email address A password In some cases a recovery email address  A mobile phone number for 2 factor authentication – you really should do this they will not spam you If you decide for a reason to change your email address which is linked to any of the accounts above , you need to make the change to your IDs before you make the change to your regular email address as if things go wrong you may lose access to that account or have to jump through some hoops to get back in. Learn how to logon to these accounts and check your details. Android users… Read More

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Adelaide Techguy On Email Overload

EMAIL OVERLOAD Stop checking all day , people think it is like a poker machine where the next big thing will come along Put your emails in folders Action emails then archive or delete Use search to find old emails Set aside a time period where you action emails OUTLOOK Set up “rules” and “quick steps” for those that use Outlook Quick steps perform actions such as move this message to my “ to do “ folder Rules will perform an action such as all messages with the word ‘ Viagra’ send to the deleted bin Archive old messages Be aware of the size of your mailbox ONLINE EMAIL ACCOUNTSStoring online – you always have a backupHave a strong passwordTips For Outlook.com – the old HotmailFilter messages – only see what you want to see , Click unread for all the unread ones or Social for all the Facebook etc… Read More

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Unable To Access Your Yahoo / Hotmail / Outlook.com Account

Suddenly you begin to have issues with your online email account and are unable to access it or discover it is sending out spam emails and wonder what could have gone wrong.  The overwhelming issue is going to be your password with these accounts and especially when you have a password that contains a word from a dictionary. Somebody / something will have taken over your account and you need to rectify the issue. The links below should assist you in resolving the issue.  Yahoo Problems   Outlook / Hotmail Problems   My Outlook.com Has been Hacked   Gmail Problems Do not employ a third party to do this as this will be a scam as well as the video below will show.

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