Opening ICS files
ICS files – sending and receiving calendar entries
  • Technical matters

You can quickly and easily exchange calendar information using a digital calendar. ICS files allow you to send and receive important calendar events. These files can also be opened in other programs such as Excel. You can even import them into Outlook and Thunderbird. Here, you’ll learn what an ICS file is.

ICS files – sending and receiving calendar entries
Gmail archive
Using the Gmail archive
  • Technical matters

When your Gmail inbox is full, it’s helpful to archive your emails. The Gmail archive helps you clean up your inbox without having to delete messages. Unlike other email providers, Gmail doesn’t have a dedicated archive folder. In this article, we’ll explain how to find archived emails in Gmail and how to archive them in the first place.

Using the Gmail archive
Recalling emails with Gmail
Recalling emails with Gmail: basics and instructions
  • Technical matters

In a hectic office environment, it’s not uncommon for emails to be sent to the wrong person at times. And who hasn’t forgotten to attach a document they mentioned in the body of an email before? This is especially irritating when the email contains sensitive information. With Gmail, wrongfully sent emails can be quickly recalled. Find out how it works and the prerequisites needed to recall your...

Recalling emails with Gmail: basics and instructions
Import contacts into Gmail
Google: Import contacts into Gmail, Google Workspace and Co.
  • Technical matters

If you are using a Google account privately or for work, you can easily manage all of your contact data such as email addresses and telephone numbers in a single place. Not only can you save individual contacts manually, but there is also a useful function allowing you to import them from a contact data file. We will show you how to import your contacts into Google services such as Gmail or Google...

Google: Import contacts into Gmail, Google Workspace and Co.
Export Gmail contacts
Export Google Contacts: How it works
  • Technical matters

With the free “Contacts” application, Google provides a first-rate address book for storing all your important contact information. Anyone who, for backup purposes, would like to store their contact data in another location or have it transferred to a mail program other than Gmail, can export their personal Google contacts at any time. We’ll show you how it’s done.

Export Google Contacts: How it works
Gmail’s email forwarding function
How to forward emails in Gmail: a simple guide
  • Technical matters

Juggling multiple email accounts is time-consuming and impractical. However, Gmail allows users to automatically forward messages to their main account. This article explains how to configure the Gmail forwarding function and how this practical feature allows you to view emails from your main email account and your Gmail account in one place.

How to forward emails in Gmail: a simple guide
Outlook in Offline Mode
Outlook in Offline Mode
  • Technical matters

You probably already knew that you can also work with your Outlook desktop application without an internet connection. But you still may not be familiar with the Outlook offline mode. Read our step-by-step guide – with pictures – and learn more, including how to start and stop offline mode.

Outlook in Offline Mode
Set up Gmail read receipts
How to set up, active, and use Gmail read receipts
  • Technical matters

For professional users, Google Workspace allows the activation of Gmail read receipts. If a Gmail read receipt has been requested, the sender of a message will be informed as to when the recipient opens it. Requesting a Gmail read receipt offers assurance that important information has actually reached a recipient. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up a read receipt in Gmail.

How to set up, active, and use Gmail read receipts
Delete Gmail Account
How can I delete my Gmail account?
  • Technical matters

The email program Gmail is one of many features that a Google account provides. However, if you don’t need the Google email feature, you can simply delete your Gmail account. As a result, you don’t need to forgo other services like Google Drive or the Google Play Store. These services as well as your data will be kept in your Google account.

How can I delete my Gmail account?
Thunderbird out of office
Setting up out-of-office in Thunderbird – here’s how
  • Technical matters

Configuring an out-of-office message in Mozilla’s Thunderbird informs others that you will not receive or read emails for a certain period of time. It may not always be best to use Thunderbird, but instead send an out-of-office mail using your email provider – we’ll show you how both work.

Setting up out-of-office in Thunderbird – here’s how

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.