Free e-mail providers

Overview of six of the best free e-mail providers

Everyday, over two billion emails are sent around the globe; the majority of which are sent free of charge. The quality and quantity of features offered by free email providers is forever improving – ever increasing amounts of storage space, greater levels of security, and more modern user interfaces are all being made available free of charge. But the list of possible providers is long and in...

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 archive

Archiving Emails with Outlook – Here's How it Works

Old emails, past appointments, and completed tasks are automatically archived by Outlook after a preconfigured period. AutoArchive can be configured individually, if required. Outlook also provides the ability to manually archive selected folders. We’ll show you how to do it.

Email archiving: laws and practices you should know

Email archiving: What all companies should know

We use emails every day in the office as one of our principle forms of communication. So what are you supposed to do with the mountain of emails backlogged over the years? The answer is email archiving. This isn’t just a useful way to keep your inbox clean though: it’s also the law. Find out here about the importance of mail archiving and how it’s governed in the UK and US.

Microsoft Office alternatives

Six free alternatives to Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the most widely used Office package and, without a doubt, will remain to be for professional purposes. For users who often exchange documents with others, its compatibility gives it an unbeatable advantage. The biggest disadvantage, however, is the high cost of using Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office alternatives are usually more cost-effective, especially when the software is...

550 requested action not taken: possible solutions

SMTP error 550: how to fix “Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable” and other SMTP 550 error messages

If you want to send a message with your e-mail client and the sending fails, you’ll receive a corresponding error message from the server, including an SMTP status code. For example, the message “550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable” means that the targeted address couldn’t be reached. Since this problem can have various causes, even more possible solutions exist, some of which you...

Outlook Google Calendar Sync

How to sync google calendar with outlook

In order to keep track of important meetings, many people use their Outlook calendar. Meanwhile, Google Calendar has established itself as a viable alternative, especially among smartphone users. You can now sync Outlook with Google Calendar so that you don't lose track when using both calendars or accidentally plan two events on the same date. Ensure that you always have all of your appointments...

WinZip Alternatives

WinZip alternatives: the best programs at a glance

Those seeking a powerful file archiver often fall back on WinZip. The tool allows users to quickly and easily compress files into archives or read already compressed data. WinZip also offers other useful features, which are available for a fee as soon as you’ve completed your trial period. However, if you don’t want to pay for file compression, there are various free WinZip alternatives to take...

Outlook: recalling an e-mail

Recalling an e-mail – how it works

It comes to the rescue when you think it’s too late: Outlook’s recall function enables you to delete e-mails after you’ve sent them or to replace them with a new version. However, it only works under certain conditions. We explain how to recall Outlook messages you’ve already sent, and provide possible reasons why the recall function might not work.


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