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.
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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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Black History Month: mail.com salutes African American computing pioneers

February is Black History Month! Since it was officially inaugurated across the United States by President Gerald Ford, Black History Month has been an important occasion for celebrating Black heritage and contributions in many different sectors.
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Learn about pioneers of technology during Black History Month
Today, join mail.com in saluting three Black trailblazers in the field of technology. more

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Find that email you’re looking for (and more)

Nowadays we send and receive vast amounts of email, and may not always be disciplined about organizing our inboxes or deleting email messages we no longer need. So what to do when we need to find a specific email, saved file, or piece of information among the hundreds of messages in our account?
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From an important email to a new scratching post, use the mail.com search tool to find what you are looking for
This is where the mail.com search tool comes in. more
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What is pharming and how can you protect yourself?

Online scams can take many forms, but the aim is often the same: harvesting personal data, login credentials, and account information to commit identity theft. And pharming is no different.
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Pharming sites try to “harvest” information like your credit card number
Learn to recognize the signs of online fraud so you can protect yourself. more
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Artificial intelligence and email writing

Have you ever stared at your full email inbox and wished you could wave a magic wand to write a reply to each one? While that future has not yet arrived, artificial intelligence is already making its mark on some aspects of email writing.
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How do you write better emails with artificial intelligence?
Find out how AI is becoming an increasingly commonplace tool in the email writing process. more
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Email life hack: How to delete messages 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?
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Time for a new trick: Deleting all your old emails quickly for a clean inbox
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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What is IMAP? What is POP3? Do I need to use them?

If you have ever set up an email account in an email program or app, you may have come across the acronyms “IMAP,” “POP” or sometimes “POP3.” Did you wonder which one to choose, or why you even needed them?
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Do you need to set up IMAP or POP3 to check your emails?
We explain POP3 vs IMAP, what these terms stand for, and how using each one affects your email account. more
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How to get started with the mail.com Mail App for Android

Would you prefer easy access to your mail.com account everywhere you go?
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It just takes a few steps to get started with our Mail App
Read along and follow our instructions to get started with the highly secure mail.com app on all your Android devices. more
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What is 2FA? How can two-factor authentication keep online accounts safer?

Have you ever wondered if you should enable 2FA for your online accounts? mail.com explains how two-factor authentication works and looks at the hows and whys of authentication apps.
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Use 2FA with an authentication app for extra online protection
Keep reading to learn whether you could benefit from 2FA. more
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Reduce your email stress in 2022 with these 6 tips

No one can deny that our constant connectedness through email, text messages, and social media can be overwhelming. And for many of us, a full email inbox has come to symbolize the overload we sometimes experience in our work lives.
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Make less email stress your New Year's resolution!
So in 2022, resolve to manage stress with our six email stress reducers! more
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