Best ways to back up a file: Hard drive, cloud & more

Think of all the things you save on your computer or phone – family photos, financial records, your CV, important papers that you’ve digitized… If something were to happen to the device they are stored on, they would be gone forever – unless you have stored copies of them in a separate, safe location. more
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CC and BCC in email: Meanings and how to use them

Cc and bcc can both be used to send copies of an email to additional recipients. But have you sometimes wondered what the letters stand for? Or have you steered clear of both because you aren’t quite sure about the difference between cc and bcc? We explain when to use cc vs bcc, how to find bcc in Outlook and your mail.com account – and the original meaning of cc. more
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Out of office messages: What to include and what to avoid

It’s time for some hard-earned time off! Whether you’re headed for the beach or visiting family you haven’t seen for a while, wouldn’t it be nice to disconnect from the digital world for a while? But before you disappear, you can set up automatic replies for your emails so the senders know when they can expect a reply. more
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10 ways to get longer battery life (and lifespan) on your phone

Let’s face it – we all spend a lot of time on our phones these days. So, it’s no surprise that we are all on the lookout for ways to get long battery life on our phones. No one wants the frustration of having the battery die when there’s nowhere to charge your phone, not to mention the hassle and expense of replacing the battery – or even the phone – when it will no longer holds a charge. more
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International Women’s Day: Ada Lovelace’s algorithm

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, is the perfect opportunity to shed light on and celebrate the achievements women have contributed to our society. Women have been pioneers in many aspects of our society, especially in technology. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Ada Lovelace’s invention of the first algorithm is on our agenda. more
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What is a cache? Uses, types and what happens when you clear it

“Have you tried clearing the cache?” If you’ve ever been frustrated by glitches when using a website or app or needed more storage space on your device, you may have heard this question. If a website is not displaying correctly, sometimes clearing your browser cache can help. Today our blog explains what a cache is and why it may need to be cleared. more
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How hackers steal passwords - and ways you can protect yours

From sophisticated programs to simple guesswork, there are many ways hackers steal passwords. No matter how your password lands in the hands of a cybercriminal, a hacked email account can be a real headache with often unforeseen consequences. Discover how to protect yourself from the most common methods of password theft. more
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Email life hack: How to delete emails efficiently

When emails start to pile up, it can be hard to keep track of your digital life. But who has time to sort through old messages one by one to see what’s important and what’s not? Luckily mail.com has a few simple tricks and tools you can use to find and delete emails in bulk and keep junk from accumulating going forward. more
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Archie: The first internet search engine

Ever heard of “Archie” or the “Archie Query Form?” Or maybe you even remember using it back in the day? This Black History Month we are recognizing the amazing contribution of the search engine which has become a main pillar in everyday life. Being able to search any kind of information just at your fingertips is brought to you by Alan Emtage, a Black technologist who made the very first search engine in 1990. more
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How to compress a file to ZIP: Step by step

Photos, videos, presentations – some computer files are so large they are hard to send as attachments. And if you have limited storage space on your computer, large files can cause problems. mail.com shows you how to zip files to make them smaller and gives you some recommendations for (free!) software you can use. more
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