Email Tips

How to secure and encrypt your OS X Mail messages with GPGMail 2

Standard email just isn't secure. If the internet didn't kill privacy, people and agencies using and abusing it have certainly put it into intensive care. There's nothing we can do to protect the servers our mail goes through, but luckily there is something we can do to protect it before it goes through those servers. We can encrypt it with pretty good privacy (PGP). And open-source system, which means any flaws or back doors are more easily investigated and detected by more people than a closed, proprietary system would be. GPGMail 2 employs PGP, is available for Mac (and Windows), and can help you make sure your emails are only read by the intended recipient.

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How to enable message archiving for iCloud mail on iPhone and iPad

If you are familiar with Gmail, you're probably already familiar with archiving mail opposed to fully deleting it. You also have this option for iCloud mail as well. If you prefer archiving certain items for access later while deleting things you won't ever need again, follow along and we'll show you how.

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How to use Mail: The ultimate guide

Mail is one of the core apps of the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Rich, HTML email was shown off by Steve Jobs in 2007 when he first introduced the iPhone, and again in 2010 when he introduced the iPad. It was and is so important, he put it in the iPhone and iPad Dock, and by default there it still remains. Whether you use the free iCloud account that comes with your Apple device, or Yahoo!, Google's Gmail, Microsoft's Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com, your local ISP email or something else entirely, whether you have an IMAP, ActiveSync, or POP account, your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can keep you connected to it wherever you go, and whatever you're doing.

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How to create rich HTML email signatures on your iPhone and iPad

If you've got an iPhone and iPad, you most likely have all your e-mail accounts linked to it. Not only can you create multiple email signatures for each account, you can also add HTML links such as links to a website or email address. This is a great way to give people you email access to the content that matters most.

Not sure how? Follow along and we'll help.

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How to delete or disable an email account on your iPhone and iPad

If you no longer need an email account on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, say if you changed schools, jobs, or service providers, you can easily delete. If you're simply going out of town, on vacation, or otherwise off-the-grid and you don't want the distraction or data demands that might go with mail, you can also temporarily turn it off and give yourself a break.

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How to mark an email as read or unread on your iPhone and iPad

If you come back to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad only to find a ton of new emails you really don't want to go through, or if you opened an email by accident but don't want to forget about it later, you can easily mark one or more messages as read or unread right in the built-in Mail app.

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How to change which email account you send from on your iPhone and iPad

If you've got multiple email accounts set up on your iPhone or iPad, the Mail app will automatically reply from whatever account an email was sent to. But what about when you're composing a new email? If you've got one account you use more than others, you can set that as your default account for composing emails. If you ever want to send from another account, you can still do that too.

Follow along and we'll show you how.

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How to create and use multiple email signatures on your iPhone and iPad

If you've got more than one email account on your iPhone or iPad, for example, an iCloud account, Gmail account, and/or a Hotmail account, or a work, school, and/or personal account, you'll probably want and need separate email signatures for each account. Thanks to iOS 6, that's now not only possible, but fairly easy to set up.

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How to move messages to different mailboxes on your iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad are great for quickly handling email. However, if something is important, or requires a lengthy reply, or you can only get to it later, or you simply want to keep your inbox close to zero, the iPhone and iPad are also great for quickly sorting and filing your mail into well organized mailboxes.

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How to add new mailboxes to your email account right from your iPhone and iPad

If you got a lot of email, you might want to start managing it better by filing it away into specific mailboxes. You can have separate mailboxes for certain people, for projects at school or at work, for sorting important messages you want to deal with immediate, from things you want to keep handy to reference later. Best of all, you can create new mailboxes right on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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