Outlook won’t start

Outlook won’t start – what now?

You cannot start Microsoft Outlook, your calendar is no longer accessible, an important e-mail can no longer be retrieved – when Microsoft’s popular and useful e-mail program fails, you have to laboriously access your inbox via your e-mail provider’s website. Usually, a defective Navigation Pane, outdated add-ins, or a profile in need of repair are at fault. Even with issues lacking clearly...

Office 365 business packages

Microsoft 365 for Businesses: The MS Microsoft 365 suite - part two

Microsoft 365 is more than just the successor of Microsoft Office 2013. The Microsoft 365 plans and subscription that you choose should be carefully thought-out; for an overview, read the first part of our Office series. This second part examines the SME plans: Microsoft 365 Apps for business, Microsoft 365 Business Basic, and Microsoft 365 Apps for business Premium, to help small and medium-sized...

Office 365 licensing model cost overview

Microsoft 365 pricing: Microsoft 365 – part three

Microsoft offers the popular cloud-based Office suite as a subscription. In addition to popular applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Access, Microsoft 365 also includes online services, such as OneDrive cloud storage and SharePoint’s content management system. We provide you with an overview of the software’s main user plans for private users and business...

Buying office 365 online

Buying Microsoft 365 online: Microsoft 365 – part one

Microsoft 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Microsoft 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office,...

SMTP Relay

What is behind the term SMTP relay?

Server, service, protocol, or process? The definition of the term “STM relay” has fueled raging debate on the internet. What exactly are “smarthosts” and “open mail relays” in this context? Where do you get an “SMTP relay server” – and what do you need it for? The answers are simpler than expected and we will provide additional clues to better understand the subject of sending e-mails. Everything...

SMTP Server

What is an SMTP Server?

Anyone familiar with the technicalities of the e-mail sending process will invariably come across the term “SMTP server” at some point. But how exactly does this unit of hardware and software – which invisibly transports the typical consumer’s e-mail from A to B – work? Understanding how this type of server functions is information that can be used to your advantage when it comes to manually...

SMTP

What is SMTP? Definition and basics

SMTP stands for “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol” – but it’s not that simple. E-mails do not simply travel directly from A to B, but go through several communication and transmission processes that the standard network protocol has been responsible for since the 1980s. As an electronic set of rules from the internet protocol family, SMTP (and its extension, ESMTP) determines important factors such...

SMTP-Auth

What is SMTP authentication? Secure e-mail against spam

Is your mail server configured with SMTP AUTH? If not, you should do so as soon as possible. Professional spammers are happy to see every open relay that they can use for the distribution of their junk mail. Such spam is not only hassle for the receiver, but also unnecessarily increases your server traffic and damages your online reputation. This security gap can be closed with the simple ESMTP...

The Best Alternatives to Evernote

Alternatives to Evernote: A comparison of digital notebooks

Evernote is one of the most popular digital notebooks worldwide. It is characterised by its structured, multifunctional presentation. However, many useful features are included only in the paid premium version. We will show you which comparable programs are available and give you the best alternatives to Evernote.

Office 365 vs. Office 2016: the models in check

Microsoft 365 vs. Office 2016: a comparison of both models

With Microsoft 365, Microsoft introduced a subscription model for the popular software package for the first time. Instead of paying a one-off fee for the license, as with Office 2016, you pay a monthly or annual fee for the use of the included programs such as Word or Excel. The advantages and disadvantages of both models are shown in our comprehensive comparison: Microsoft 365 vs. Office 2016....

E-mail

IONOS E-mail Guide: everything need to know about e-mails

Most people couldn’t imagine a life without e-mails. Whether you use them to communicate for business or personal reasons, e-mails have practically replaced traditional letters. Over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world each day and despite the rise in social media and instant messaging, they show no sign of slowing down. Our E-mail Guide forms part of the IONOS Digital Guide and is dedicated to the basic framework of the e-mail–from the technical security requirements to marketing strategies you should use when sending business e-mails. The contents of this E-mail Guide cater for both beginners as well as more experienced computer users.

The E-mail Guide’s target audience

The numerous e-mail tips in the guide are aimed at a wide readership, from hobbyists and novices to IT and e-mail marketing professionals. Owners of small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from articles that provide information on how to create business e-mails and build successful e-mail marketing campaigns. The e-mail guide takes into consideration that readers have different levels of IT knowledge; as well as introductory articles on FAQs (e.g. ‘How is an e-mail sent?’ or ‘What should an e-mail header contain?’) there are also more detailed and specific articles such as ‘E-mail encryption with PGP’ or ‘Creating individual newsletter templates’.

The E-mail Guide’s structure and topics

In IONOS’s Digital Guide, the E-mail Guide offers three different subcategories. Under ‘E-mail marketing’ you can read about marketing trends as well as tips on direct marketing via e-mail. The ‘E-mail security’ subcategory mainly deals with e-mail encryption and how to handle spam and phishing e-mails. Lastly, under ‘Technical matters’, you’ll find various articles about structure, operation and storage of e-mails and the corresponding software. In our guide, we provide detailed information on everything to do with e-mails, presented to you in a clear and understandable way.


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