Free e-mail providers

The best free email providers: a comparison

 

The quality and quantity of features offered by free email providers is forever improving. Ever increasing amounts of storage space, greater levels of security, and more modern user interfaces are all being made available free of charge. But the list of possible providers is long...

 

Reasons to get your own email domain

Personal e-mail domains: professional communication on the web

 

A personal e-mail domain is a must in the commercial sphere. Conveying a professional image in your contact details will ensure that customers and businesses take you seriously. Find out about the advantages of having an individual mail domain and learn how to secure a personal...

 

Export Outlook contacts

Export Outlook contacts: How to do it

The ability to store contacts is one of the most important features of e-mail services like Microsoft Outlook. An extensive address book helps you to contact friends, business partners, or employees at any time without having all mail addresses in your head. To prevent the loss of useful contact information, you should export your Outlook contacts regularly. With this kind of backup, you can also...

Create outlook rules

Create Outlook rule: a step-by-step guide

A tidy mailbox is the basis of professional e-mail communication. With Outlook “Rules and Alerts” you keep track and ensure that important requests are processed promptly. We will explain how to set up the appropriate automatic rules using illustrated step-by-step instructions.

CC – Emails to indirect recipients

CC – How to include indirect email recipients

Carbon copy (CC) allows transparency in communication. A CC address field can be found in any email program. Recipients you enter in the CC field will receive messages as a copy for their information, allowing them to stay in the loop. The feature is not suitable for advertising emails, newsletters or public circulars. We explain why this is the case.

Email encryption with SSL

Email encryption: How to encrypt your email traffic

Are the emails that you send and receive encrypted? If not, it’s about time you started. Only by encrypting the transmission and content of emails can you ensure that your data is secure while being sent. Otherwise, unauthorized persons can read your email traffic easily and possibly gain access to sensitive data such as passwords and bank information. We’ll show you the best protection...

Microsoft Exchange 2019

Exchange 2019

An update for the mail server: Microsoft has made important improvements to their popular software with Exchange 2019. The focus is now on higher security and improved performance. At the same time, a prominent feature of the previous version has been eliminated. Is it worth switching to the new version?

Exchange server: Microsoft’s groupware at a glance

What is Exchange Server?

Microsoft Exchange Server is considered the standard solution for business e-mail traffic and computer-supported collaborative work. The software has many different usage models of available and these require purchasing special licenses. We’ll show you the licensing model here and give you an overview of the different functions of the collaborative software.

StartTLS

StartTLS

StartTLS initiates encryption of an e-mail based on the TLS protocol. For this purpose, the server is pinged without encryption first of all, and StartTLS support is requested. The encryption method can be used when the answer is positive. StartTLS is handy, as e-mails are encrypted automatically once the method has been accepted. You don't need to contact a dedicated port, StartTLS can simply be...

SMTP Relay

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...

SMTP Server

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...

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.


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