Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Outlook: free and fee-based alternatives at a glance

 

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. But many private users and small businesses often look for Outlook alternatives, since Outlook can often end up...

 

Outlook emojis

Outlook: How to use emojis in Outlook

 

A picture says more than a thousand words – this proverb also explains the immense popularity of emojis. Smileys, in particular, have long shaped digital communication and are a way for the sender to convey how they are feeling to the addressee. While they began their life in...

 

Outlook search function not working

What do you do when your Outlook search function is not working?

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most frequently used e-mail programs worldwide. It’s unsurprising then that there are a multitude of approaches to solving its everyday problems. Especially when it comes to e-mail traffic, it can be annoying when Outlook search suddenly stops working. Restarting the program or PC is often enough to solve problems with the Outlook search function. But what should...

Display calendar week in Outlook

How to display calendar weeks in Outlook

Week numbering is deactivated in the Outlook calendar by default. Follow our illustrated, step-by-step instructions for how to display the calendar week in Outlook, and find out how to show week numbers in monthly view. This allows you to see at a glance which calendar week your appointments fall into.

Outlook emojis

Outlook: How to use emojis in Outlook

A picture says more than a thousand words – this proverb also explains the immense popularity of emojis. Smileys, in particular, have long shaped digital communication and are a way for the sender to convey how they are feeling to the addressee. While they began their life in chat rooms and text messenger services, emojis have long since become a popular means of expression in Outlook and the...

Import contacts to outlook

Importing Outlook contacts: Transferring existing address information to the Outlook address book

The Outlook address book is an important tool for many computer users who regularly send and receive messages via Microsoft's e-mail service. To restore the contact list from a backup file after a version change or data loss, or simply to add new contact information, there is this import function. We'll show you how to easily import Outlook contacts to update your address book.

MX Record

MX Record: The DNS Record Explained

The Domain Name System provides functions that enable internet communication in the first place. The MX record, for example, deals with the disclosure of mail servers. In order to find out where your email must be sent to begin with, the mail server performs an MX record check: It inquires after the specific address. To illustrate this concept, we explain MX records to you with the help of an...

Export Outlook contacts

Export Outlook contacts: How to do it

The ability to store contacts is one of the most important features of e-mail services like Microsoft Outlook. An extensive address book helps you to contact friends, business partners, or employees at any time without having all mail addresses in your head. To prevent the loss of useful contact information, you should export your Outlook contacts regularly. With this kind of backup, you can also...

Create outlook rules

Create Outlook rule: a step-by-step guide

A tidy mailbox is the basis of professional e-mail communication. With Outlook “Rules and Alerts” you keep track and ensure that important requests are processed promptly. We will explain how to set up the appropriate automatic rules using illustrated step-by-step instructions.

CC – Emails to indirect recipients

CC – How to include indirect email recipients

Carbon copy (CC) allows transparency in communication. A CC address field can be found in any email program. Recipients you enter in the CC field will receive messages as a copy for their information, allowing them to stay in the loop. The feature is not suitable for advertising emails, newsletters or public circulars. We explain why this is the case.

Email encryption with SSL

Encrypted emails: How to encrypt your email traffic

Are the emails that you send and receive encrypted? If not, it’s about time you started. Only by encrypting the transmission and content of emails can you ensure that your data is secure while being sent. Otherwise, unauthorised persons can read your email traffic easily and possibly gain access to sensitive data such as passwords and bank information. We’ll show you the best protection...

E-mail

1&1 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 1&1 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 1&1 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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