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Manage Your E-Mail Contacts in Windows Mail

Like most people, you will probably have multiple e-mail contacts. Windows Vista uses the Contacts folder to help you manage your e-mail contacts. (Windows XP used the Address Book.) The following figure [more…]

Set Up an E-Mail Account in Windows Vista

Use Windows Mail to set up an e-mail account. To set up an e-mail account in Vista, you need these three things, all available from your Internet Service Provider [more…]

How to Add People to Your Contacts in Windows Vista

You can keep track of people you know by adding them to your Windows Contacts in Windows Vista. You can enter whatever information you know about them, such as e-mail address, mailing address, phone number [more…]

Write and Send an E-Mail

After you have set up your e-mail account, you’ll want to write and send an e-mail (or e-mails). Follow these steps to write and send e-mails to your friends and family: [more…]

How to Add Contacts in Your Windows XP Address Book

You can keep track of contacts by adding them to your Windows Address Book in Windows XP. You can enter whatever information you know about your contact, such as e-mail address, mailing address, phone [more…]

How to Leave Your E-mail on the ISP Server

When you’re traveling, you may want to check your e-mail but still keep it available to view from your desktop computer when you get back home. You can do so by keeping all your e-mail on your ISP's e-mail [more…]

How to Add Contacts to Windows Messenger in Windows XP

Adding contacts is critical if you want to use Windows Messenger. You need to add contacts to Messenger so that you can see which of your friends are online, see who's away, see who's too busy to chat, [more…]

How to Find a Lost E-Mail Message

Eventually, you’ll need to find a lost e-mail among the hundreds (thousands?) in your e-mailbox. Windows Vista offers three ways to find a lost e-mail message. [more…]

Send and Receive an E-Mail Attachment in Windows Mail

E-mails consist of more than just words. To send or receive a file with your e-mail, you send or receive an attachment. An attachment is a file that piggybacks onto an e-mail message. [more…]

How to Disconnect from Your Dial-up Account after Checking E-mail

When you're using a dial-up account from your laptop, keep in mind that you don't need to be connected to the Internet while you read your e-mail. Especially given how much power the modem draws, you should [more…]

How to Send All Your E-mail in One Batch

As you peruse your e-mail on your laptop, you read messages, reply to messages, and then click the Send button to send those messages. But rather than cause your e-mail program to dial in, connect, send [more…]

How to Skip E-mail Messages That Are Too Big

If you use a dialup modem, you probably don't want to waste time downloading huge files. Some e-mail programs have a settings option that automatically manages e-mails with large attachments. For example [more…]

How to Access Your E-mail while Traveling with Your Laptop

When you leave home with your laptop, you can easily access your e-mail using a Web-based e-mail system. Most people pick up their e-mail by using an e-mail program. That program, such as Microsoft Mail [more…]

Get a Web-Based E-Mail Account

Having a Web-based e-mail account allows you to access your e-mail from any Internet-connected computer. Getting a Web-based e-mail account is easy; many of these accounts are free. [more…]

How to Omit Your E-mail Password

When you are traveling with your laptop, you can make your e-mail more secure by omitting your password. At home or in your office, having Windows remember your Internet and e-mail passwords is handy — [more…]

Reduce Spam

Unsolicited e-mails are generally referred to as spam.Windows Mail’s spam filter helps you reduce spam. Unfortunately, you’ll never eliminate these e-mails completely, but you can reduce spam substantially [more…]

How to Use Stationery in Windows Mail

Creating and using stationery in Windows Mail can make your e-mails stand out from the rest. You can use e-mail stationery to reflect your personality or to give your e-mail message a more polished, professional [more…]

How to Add Contacts to the Address Book in Windows Mail

If you take the time to properly add contacts to the Address Book in Windows Mail, you can make your time much more efficient. Windows Mail gives you the option to add several details about a contact. [more…]

How to Customize the Windows Mail Layout

People send and receive a lot of e-mail. Knowing how to customize the Windows Mail layout in Windows Vista gives you the power not only to change the look of the layout, but also to determine what tools [more…]

How to Generate an E-Mail Shortcut in Windows Vista

Say you have to e-mail a status report to the same people every day. Instead of creating a new e-mail from scratch each time, you can generate an e-mail shortcut in Windows Vista that, when double-clicked [more…]

How to Set Up Windows Mail to Work with an AOL Account

If you have an AOL e-mail account, you can use the Windows Mail tool to send and receive your messages. However, setting up Windows Mail in Windows Vista to work with an AOL account requires a few extra [more…]

How to Set Up Windows Mail to Work with a Gmail Account

If you have a Gmail account, you can use the Windows Mail tool to send and receive your messages. However, setting up Windows Mail in Windows Vista to work with a Gmail account requires a few extra steps [more…]

How to Format E-Mail Messages in Windows Mail

With Windows Vista, you can format e-mail messages in Windows Mail in much the same way that you format in Microsoft Word. You can modify the fonts, size, tabs, and colors to give your message a distinctive [more…]

How to Create and Add a Signature in Windows Mail

Creating and adding a signature to your Windows Mail messages is a time saver. When you create and add a signature in Windows Mail, it lets you include information to the bottom of all of your e-mails [more…]

How to Send an E-Mail Attachment in Windows Mail

Windows Mail lets you send an attachment along with your e-mail messages. You can attach almost any kind of file to an e-mail message, from a copy of your resumé to a business card [more…]

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