Cleaning Up a Hacked E-mail Account

Many people use free e-mail account; in fact, you might say almost all of us do. Free e-mail accounts are easy to get and handy to have, but there has been a more consistent pattern as of late where e-mail accounts are being hacked. This is becoming very common, and I have been asked so many times what to do when an account is hacked, that I decided to write down my suggestions for getting things cleaned up. Continue reading “Cleaning Up a Hacked E-mail Account”

Mail Merges in Thunderbird

I send a lot of e-mail, and I often have to send the same message to lots of people. I really hate it when people put everyone in the To field (so everyone gets your e-mail address), and I’m also not a fan of putting everyone in the Bcc field either (as that can trigger spam filters). However, who has the time to copy and paste a message 50 times? Certainly not me, so I started looking for a better solution. Continue reading “Mail Merges in Thunderbird”

E-mail Stuck in Outlook Outbox

A client just called me, and they had three messages stuck in their Outbox in Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 machine (though these instructions apply to other versions of Outlook and Windows as well). The messages had unusually large attachments, and Outlook could never send them before timing out (or getting stuck, not sure exactly what was holding them up). When I checked the Send/Receive Progress screen, it showed that the messages were being sent and had no errors listed. Here’s what I did to solve the issue: Continue reading “E-mail Stuck in Outlook Outbox”