Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Outlook: free and fee-based alternatives at a glance

 

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. But many private users and small businesses often look for Outlook alternatives, since Outlook can often end up...

 

Outlook emojis

Outlook: How to use emojis in Outlook

 

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...

 

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...

MailChimp alternatives

The best alternatives to MailChimp: a comparison of e-mail marketing tools

If you plan to send newsletters, you’ll stumble across MailChimp sooner or later. But even though this option might seem like the king of the jungle, there are many alternatives on the market. These competitors provide interesting opportunities for experts as well as beginners. So that you don’t lose sight of things, we’ll introduce the top 7 MailChimp alternatives.

Office 365 business packages

Office 365 for Businesses: The MS Office 365 suite - part two

Office 365 is more than just the successor of Microsoft Office 2013. The Office 365 plans and subscription that you choose should be carefully thought-out; for an overview, read the first part of our Office series. This second part examines the SME plans: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium, to help small and medium-sized enterprises decide on the...

Office 365 licensing model cost overview

Office 365 pricing: Office 365 – part three

Microsoft offers the popular cloud-based Office suite as a subscription. In addition to popular applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and Access, Office 365 also includes online services, such as OneDrive cloud storage and SharePoint’s content management system. We provide you with an overview of the software’s main user plans for private users and business customers,...

Buying Office 365 online

Buying Office 365 online: Office 365 – part one

Office 365 is Microsoft’s way of offering its beloved productivity software in the cloud. Users can benefit from numerous functions that enable central data storage and collaborative editing of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. When it comes to buying Office 365, you’ll need a subscription – instead of a one-off payment like the traditional desktop installation of Office, Office...

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...

Create an E-mail Signature

Creating an e-mail signature – a step-by-step guide

Why bother creating an elaborate greeting at the end of an e-mail when you could simply let your e-mail program do the work for you? E-mail signatures have been a practical way to save time and provide the recipient with important information such as telephone number or homepage for a long time, and not just in office life. Links and images can even be seamlessly added in many cases. But how are...

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...

SMTP

What is SMTP? Definition and basics

SMTP stands for “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol” – but it’s not that simple. E-mails do not simply travel directly from A to B, but go through several communication and transmission processes that the standard network protocol has been responsible for since the 1980s. As an electronic set of rules from the internet protocol family, SMTP (and its extension, ESMTP) determines important factors such...


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