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Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your email

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How is an email sent?

Have you ever wondered what happens with your email after you hit Send? Email is something we use every day, but most of us don’t know what happens behind the scenes to transmit our message from point A to point B.
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What happens behind the scenes before an email arrives in your inbox?
mail.com explains the steps your email takes along the way – and don’t worry, we promise not to get too technical!

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Mail Collector: One inbox, multiple email accounts

Ever wondered if there is an alternative to the usual dance of switching between multiple email accounts to keep track of your correspondence? mail.com Mail Collector to the rescue!
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With all your emails in one place, you’ll be smiling, too!
Find out how you can check all your emails in one place. more
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Website cookies: Annoying or useful?

Unfortunately, website cookies are not a yummy treat – although the fact that they only exist in the virtual world means that at least they don’t contain calories! When the pair of shoes you were admiring weeks ago suddenly appears in ads on every website you visit or online shopping sites know your name, website cookies are behind it.
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Website cookies may not be delicious – but they can be useful!
But are cookies safe? mail.com answers all your questions. more

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What is a mailer daemon – and why did my email bounce back?

It’s the dreaded bounce message: “Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender.” If you receive it, it means something went wrong and your email never made it to the intended recipient. But why can’t some emails be delivered, and who is the mysterious “mailer daemon” who sends them back to you?
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Not sure why you received a bounce message? mail.com explains how to fix a bounced email.
mail.com sheds some light on these error messages and what you can do about them. more
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How to choose an email address

Need a new email address? Once you have decided on a provider, the toughest part is coming up with a unique email address. Maybe you just want to use your name, maybe you are looking to get creative and choose an address that reflects your personality or business. And once you come up with a great idea, you find that your dream name isn’t available!
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Creative email names can be hard to find!
Never fear – mail.com can help you find the perfect name to go with our unique domains. more

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Who is the inventor of the internet?

We all know that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and Karl Benz, the automobile. But who invented the internet? Even though we use the internet every day, we don’t widely cite a specific genius behind this innovation. This may be because the internet has been the result of gradual development rather than a flash of inspiration that can be attributed to a single person. But there are definitely some key figures along this path who deserve to be celebrated.
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Many people don’t know who actually invented the internet – do you?
Join us for a whirlwind tour of the history of the internet! more

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Import appointments to update your schedule in the mail.com Organizer

Feel like you’re having déjà vu? You may be slightly right! But for those of you who missed our blog post last week, the mail.com Organizer is a free online calendar accessible to all mail.com users – and an extremely effective productivity tool to manage your daily tasks!
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Import your external calendar to see all your appointments in one place!
As promised, today in part two of our post we’ll show you how to import dates from a Google or Outlook calendar into the Organizer. more

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All your appointments in one place: Synchronize your digital calendars with the Organizer

If you are not familiar with the mail.com Organizer, let us introduce you to this great productivity tool! The mail.com Organizer is a free online calendar accessible anytime and anywhere for mail.com users. It is simple in design and use, yet packed with features that make managing your time a snap!
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Synching your digital calendars with Organizer makes it a snap to keep track of your schedule
And if you have other digital calendars, there is no need to juggle your appointments – we’ll show you how to get everything synchronized. more

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Tired of junk mail? Find out how to blacklist email addresses or domains

When it comes to annoying emails, most of us can identify some repeat offenders in our lives. Maybe it’s junk mail from a store that never seems to get around to taking you off their mailing list, or forwarded jokes from an uncle with way too much time on his hands. But you don’t have to put up with this any longer!
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Use your blacklist to keep out junk mail or other unwanted messages
Use the “blacklist” function to send unwanted messaged straight to your Spam folder. more
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Where did my emails go!? mail.com helps you find them

You’re sure you had an email about last week’s project in a folder, but now it’s nowhere to be found. Or even worse, you know you saw a new email from your grandma, but when you go to your mail.com inbox to look at it, it’s gone!
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Missing mails? Don’t worry – mail.com can solve the mystery
Keep calm and read this blog post – mail.com will show you where to look. more
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