Five ways to subdue e-mail before it smothers you

The average executive spends two hours a day on e-mail. That adds up to roughly one day per week. We probably waste a lot of time every day on phone calls and meetings,

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Mike Elgan

Top 10 ways to have an awesome Microsoft Outlook experience

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with Outlook - yes we hate it because sometimes it crashes unexpectedly, or it takes an extra three to ten seconds to do something that we

Published on: March 17th, 2009 James Wing

How to use Gmail to snuff out spam

At the risk of sounding greedy, I have five Gmail accounts. Hey, Google makes the rules, not me. Gmail accounts are free, and there's no limit on how many a single person can

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Rick Broida

How to work with e-mail and Web pages when you’re not online

Although the Internet seems to be everywhere these days, there are still times when it's beyond your reach--on a plane, for example, or anyplace that lacks a handy hotspot. But you can still

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Joe Kissell

How to make your cell phone completely spam free

It's a sad fact that most of us are exposed to an endless flood of unsolicited messages from purported international dignitaries, dubious pharmaceutical salespeople, and pornographers--a deluge that invades our PCs each day.

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Zack Stern

Vampire in the machine – don’t let Microsoft Outlook bleed you dry

For the opposite view read Lynn Greiner's story: Ten reasons why Microsoft Outlook should be your email client of choiceIf you enjoy stirring things up, try walking into a room of IT professionals

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Stiff fines, jail terms prescribed for spammers in “long overdue” Canadian bill

An anti-spam bill currently before the senate - now known as S-220, An Act respecting commercial electronic messages (the Anti-Spam Act) - if passed would help Independent Service Providers (ISPs) and individuals take up

Published on: February 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ten reasons why Microsoft Outlook should be your email client of choice

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with e-mail. It's allegedly our servant, but, let's face it, we are often its slaves.Many of us also have a similar relationship with our e-mail client.

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Lynn Greiner

G-mail’s much touted message sifting doesn’t seem to work

One of the most fascinating aspects of Google's recent announcement of offline capability for Gmail was this: The company says when it stores your messages foroffline viewing,it tries to choose the most interesting

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Edward Albro

Beta Gmail lets users check e-mail offline

If you live in Gmail, but don't always have a broadband connection available, today should be a happy day for you. Google is rolling out a new system for letting Gmail users access

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Edward Albro

Vanquish spam, conquer archives – take control of your e-mail in 2009

Why are so many technical advances a constant balance between useful and frustrating? I nominate e-mail as one of the most helpful yet aggravating advances when you judge easy communications against spam and

Published on: January 27th, 2009 James E. Gaskin

Top five Gmail add-ons to take control of your Inbox

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

Published on: January 19th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to fix the 10 worst things about Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a nearly ubiquitous presence in PC computing - and, seemingly, a universally reviled one. Outlook has countless features, ranging from e-mail gathering to calendaring, contact tracking, to-do list creation and

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Five G-mail add-ons that boost your productivity

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

Published on: January 13th, 2009 C.G. Lynch