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How to avoid email spam

E-mail spam, also called junk email or unsolicited bulk email (UBE), is now an unfortunate fact of life for most internet users. GreenNet does more than most to remove spam. What can you do to reduce your chance of getting spam, or to deal with it if you do?

I am receiving email fine, but I cannot send messages

Sometimes you’ll open your email client and your email will arrive in your inbox, but when it comes to sending a message you get an error message. Here are the steps to follow for Outlook, Thunderbird etc to fix this.

Understanding file sizes

Every file on a computer uses a certain amount of resources when sent over the internet or stored.  Keeping mind of your kilobytes (kB) and megabytes (MB) can prevent problems and produce a smoother online experience.  This GreenNet guide is here to help you tell the whales from the minnows.

Set up GreenNet email account in MS Outlook 2007, 2010, & 2013

Step-by-step instructions on how to set up your GreenNet email account in MS Outlook 2007, 2010, or 2013

How to Enable SMTP Authentication for Outlook 2010 & 2013

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click on the File tab and select Account Settings. The Account Settings box appears.
  3. Verify that the E-mail tab is selected. Your email account appears, usually labelled
  4. Click on the account to highlight it, and click on the Change icon above it.

Setting up Kmail

Kmail is an email client that comes as part of the KDE desktop environment on Linux, in for example Kubuntu. There are a few default options on kmail that should be changed.

A guide to spam

You’ve received it, you don’t want it, you don’t understand who it’s from or what it’s about. So just press Delete. Or, if you want to recognise, report or block some of the offensive, fraudulent or just plain annoying email that very occasionally gets through GreenNet’s anti-spam systems (or that you’ve come across with other email providers), here is a rundown of the main types.

Setting up GreenNet email on a BlackBerry

How to send and receive email through a BlackBerry handheld device.

Moving emails from Outlook Express to Mac OS X

There are a number of ways to get your emails over from a PC to a Mac (e.g. doing “The IMAP Shuffle” or using a program like Outlook2Mac), but you can also do it using an open source utility called DbxConv. Here’s how:

Sending email via SMTPS

In order to provide additional security when you use email, we intend to enable a feature called “secure SMTP“ from Tuesday, 10 October 2006. Most people will not notice any difference. However, for people who use Eudora versions 4, 5 or 6 for Windows, it is likely that you will need to make one or two changes to your Eudora options, which are described below.
There may also be corresponding issues with one or two other e-mail or antivirus programs or mail servers.

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