What is a URL?

We have all heard the term URL, but what is it exactly? Is it the same as a domain name or a link? And why are some URLs so long?
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A URL is the address that takes you where you want to go online
Today we explain what a URL is and what it is used for. more
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Celebrating one year of the mail.com blog!

Guess who just turned one? The mail.com blog, with its weekly explainers and pointers that help you get the most out of your email.
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Make a wish! We want your suggestions.
To celebrate our first 100+ posts, we share five favorites – and ask for your suggestions. more
29 people found this article helpful.

How to take a screenshot on your computer

Are you having a problem with your computer and would like to take a screenshot to show tech support what’s going on? Or maybe you just put together a graphic and want some input from a coworker? Most of us know how to take a screenshot on our phones, but did you know there are lots of different ways to do it on your PC or MacBook as well?
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Capture what’s on your screen at the press of a button
Today we show you ten easy methods. more
50 people found this article helpful.

Why can’t I sign in to my mail.com email account?

Are you having problems logging into your mail.com account? Because we know how important your email is, the mail.com blog is here to help.
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Can’t sign in to your mail.com account? Try these quick fixes.
Today, we look at nine troubleshooting tips to help you sign in again. more
41 people found this article helpful.

How to do an internet speed test

You're working from home and are in a video call, but there is a lag in the sound and a delay seeing your colleague’s presentation. In the evening, the movie you are streaming keeps stopping and buffering. One cause for such issues is a slow internet connection.
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Is your connection fast enough to stream Paw Patrol AND work remotely?
So how do you find out if this is the cause of your problems? It’s easy – you can test your internet speed in just a few seconds. more
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Out-of-office messages for your vacation

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.
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Why worry about replying to emails when you’re out having fun?
We’ll show you how it works– and share some examples of effective – and funny – out-of-office (OOO) messages. more
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Are we taking work emails too personally?

Most people have misinterpreted an email or text at some point, and the shift to remote work has only made it more likely that misreading an email will lead to bad feelings between coworkers.
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Think twice before you flame your colleague!
So why do people tend to assume the worst in written communications, and how can we keep from feeling offended? more
18 people found this article helpful.

Automatic photo upload with the mail.com mobile apps

Does your smartphone double as your camera? Nowadays most people answer that question with a “Yes!” But is it also the only place you save your photos? If your phone is lost, stolen or damaged, this could mean losing all your precious memories.

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Don’t stress about backing up your photos – activate automatic uploads

Why take that risk when you can activate automatic photo backups instead?

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How to create email distribution lists in mail.com and Outlook

Need to send an email to your book club or all the parents in your daughter’s class? If you email a group regularly, you can create an email distribution list, AKA a contact group, so you can send messages to them in a single click.
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In just a few clicks, create contact groups and send emails everyone on your list
Our blog shows you how to create email lists – in mail.com and using Outlook. more
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Plants that can send and receive emails

You may have heard of people setting up email accounts or social media accounts for their pets. But for a tree!? It turns out that plant emails are actually a thing, and not just for bored owners of houseplants.
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Feel like sending a message to your favorite tree? In Melbourne, it’s possible!
Scientists and local politicians have sown the seeds for this green phenomenon. more
132 people found this article helpful.