How to create the perfect out of office message

The out of office message is a crucial part of email communication in the workplace. If you don’t have access to your email, your contacts will want...

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...

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...

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...

Creating an e-mail signature – a step-by-step guide

Why bother creating an elaborate greeting at the end of an e-mail when you could simply let your e-mail program do the work for you? E-mail signatures have been a practical way to save time and provide the recipient with important information such as telephone number or homepage for a long time, and not just in office life. Links and images can even be seamlessly added in many cases. But how are...

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.

Outlook: free 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. For PC users, Microsoft is practically an essential, but many private users and small businesses often look for alternatives. Luckily, there is a great number of free e-mail programs available for anyone put off by Outlook’s licensing...

The best alternatives to MailChimp: a comparison of e-mail marketing tools

If you plan to send newsletters, you’ll stumble across MailChimp sooner or later. But even though this option might seem like the king of the jungle, there are many alternatives. These competitors provide interesting opportunities for experts as well as beginners, and prices range from free to up to almost £4,000 per month. So that you don’t lose sight of things, we’ll introduce the top 5...

OneNote alternatives: A comparison of digital notebooks

Microsoft OneNote remains one of the most frequently used digital notebooks. Above all, the most impressive aspect is its structured, multifunctional layout. However, OneNote does not stand alone in the world of digital notebooks. Other programs offer similar, even broader functions, and are also compatible with more operating systems than Windows. We present you the six best alternatives to...

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...

Outlook: forward e-mails automatically

Holidays, illness, or business trips – there are many reasons for absence from work. Checking your e-mail may not be possible in these cases. E-mails are usually still received and should not remain unanswered – forwarding your e-mail with outlook is a great solution. You can set automatic e-mail forwarding in outlook, so a colleague receives all your emails. How to forward e-mails in outlook?...