IMAP or POP3: which e-mail protocol to choose?
IMAP or POP3 – comparing e-mail protocols
  • Technical matters

When you set up your e-mail account you will sooner or later be faced with the decision of choosing between IMAP or POP3. Both transfer protocols help you receive your e-mails. But what are the differences between IMAP and POP3? And when is it best to use which protocol?

IMAP or POP3 – comparing e-mail protocols
Changing an Outlook Password
Outlook: how to change your password for mail accounts, data files, and in the web app
  • E-Mail security

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular client solutions for retrieving and managing e-mails. Using the software, multiple e-mail accounts can be easily combined and controlled through one interface. For this purpose, Outlook only needs information about the corresponding mail server and the respective log-in data. If you change these, you only have to adjust them in the client settings. But...

Outlook: how to change your password for mail accounts, data files, and in the web app
Spear phishing
Spear phishing: targeted attacks on your data
  • E-Mail security

Internet users are constantly the target of cyberattacks. Most attacks are easy to fend off, but a new form of scam has proven to be especially dangerous. Spear phishing messages don’t contain absurd claims or bad spelling. These deceitful messages target specific individuals and look frighteningly real. How do these attacks work?

Spear phishing: targeted attacks on your data
What is an SPF record?
Understanding and using SPF records
  • E-Mail security

How can the recipient of an email tell whether a message is actually coming from the person who appears to be sending it? Many scammers attempt to forge the email sender address. But you can protect yourself. You can verify the outbound mail server using the SPF (Sender Policy Framework), a popular authentication method. How does SPF work and what can it do?

Understanding and using SPF records
Deleting an Outlook email account
Deleting an email account from Outlook
  • Technical matters

With Outlook, you have all your email inboxes in view. The software makes it easy to manage multiple accounts. Not only different Microsoft accounts, but also other email service accounts can be integrated. If required, you can delete the account with just a few clicks. We’ll show you how.

Deleting an email account from Outlook
CalDAV
CalDAV - What’s behind the network protocol?
  • Technical matters

The network protocol CalDAV allows you to synchronize calendar data such as appointments and meetings on your PC, smartphone or tablet. The events are then displayed presentably in iCalender format and managed in a WebDAV environment. We’ll explain what CalDAV is exactly and how you can use it yourself.

CalDAV - What’s behind the network protocol?
What Is Pharming?
Pharming: Protecting against Redirections to Fraudulent Websites
  • E-Mail security

The internet is not only a vast marketplace for companies, but also a gold mine for criminals. They attempt to steal user data and redirect financial transactions by constantly developing new methods. One popular technique is called pharming. But how does pharming work and how can internet users protect themselves?

Pharming: Protecting against Redirections to Fraudulent Websites
Outlook emojis
Outlook: How to use emojis in Outlook
  • Technical matters

A picture says more than a thousand words – this proverb also explains the immense popularity of emojis. Smileys, in particular, have long shaped digital communication and are a way for the sender to convey how they are feeling to the addressee. While they began their life in chat rooms and text messenger services, emojis have long since become a popular means of expression in Outlook and the...

Outlook: How to use emojis in Outlook
Email archiving: laws and practices you should know
Email archiving: what all companies should know
  • Technical matters

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 US and Canada.

Email archiving: what all companies should know
E-Mail encryption with PGP
E-mail encryption: how PGP secures the content of your e-mails
  • E-Mail security

Online privacy is a sensitive issue that affects experts and amateurs alike. Whether you’re posting on social networks, carrying out banking transactions, or buying from an online store, your data is not always sufficiently protected. The same applies to e-mails. Don’t let cyber criminals get their hands on your content by encrypting your e-mails.

E-mail encryption: how PGP secures the content of your e-mails

E-mail

IONOS E-mail Guide: everything need to know about e-mails

Most people couldn’t imagine a life without e-mails. Whether you use them to communicate for business or personal reasons, e-mails have practically replaced traditional letters. Over 200 billion e-mails are sent around the world each day and despite the rise in social media and instant messaging, they show no sign of slowing down. Our E-mail Guide forms part of the IONOS Digital Guide and is dedicated to the basic framework of the e-mail–from the technical security requirements to marketing strategies you should use when sending business e-mails. The contents of this E-mail Guide cater for both beginners as well as more experienced computer users.

The E-mail Guide’s target audience

The numerous e-mail tips in the guide are aimed at a wide readership, from hobbyists and novices to IT and e-mail marketing professionals. Owners of small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from articles that provide information on how to create business e-mails and build successful e-mail marketing campaigns. The e-mail guide takes into consideration that readers have different levels of IT knowledge; as well as introductory articles on FAQs (e.g. ‘How is an e-mail sent?’ or ‘What should an e-mail header contain?’) there are also more detailed and specific articles such as ‘E-mail encryption with PGP’ or ‘Creating individual newsletter templates’.

The E-mail Guide’s structure and topics

In IONOS’s Digital Guide, the E-mail Guide offers three different subcategories. Under ‘E-mail marketing’ you can read about marketing trends as well as tips on direct marketing via e-mail. The ‘E-mail security’ subcategory mainly deals with e-mail encryption and how to handle spam and phishing e-mails. Lastly, under ‘Technical matters’, you’ll find various articles about structure, operation and storage of e-mails and the corresponding software. In our guide, we provide detailed information on everything to do with e-mails, presented to you in a clear and understandable way.