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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
15 people found this article helpful.

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
8 people found this article helpful.

Email life hack: Two effective strategies for organizing your inbox

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of emails in your inbox? Occasionally forget to follow up on a message because it has slipped too far down on the list?
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Can’t find anything in the mess? Try one of these email management methods.
Whether your goal is Inbox Zero or you’d just like to feel more on top of things, we show you two strategies you can use to organize mail in your inbox– and keep it organized! more
15 people found this article helpful.

Email life hack: Save and edit mails using email drafts

It happens all the time – you start writing an email but get interrupted before you can finish. Or maybe you aren’t happy with how you’ve phrased something. No problem – just save your message and you can go back to it whenever you’re ready to put on the finishing touches.
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Time for a break? Save your email and finish writing it later
We’ll show you how to save messages as drafts, find emails again later, and edit email drafts – plus a special pro tip. more
9 people found this article helpful.

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
11 people found this article helpful.

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
30 people found this article helpful.

What are cc and bcc in emails – 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?
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Sending an email to multiple recipients? Make good use of cc & 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
125 people found this article helpful.

Should I request read receipts for my emails?

Are you sending an important email and want to make sure that the recipient actually opened – and read – it? One way to make sure is by requesting a read receipt. Unfortunately, some people do not like receiving them and will not respond.
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If you’re worried that your email won’t be read on time, is a read receipt the answer?
Learn how and when to request a read receipt, and your alternatives for getting an email confirmation. more
18 people found this article helpful.

Play online games for free with mail.com

You may have noticed a new feature in your mail.com inbox – a Games tab in the top navigation bar. Now you can play the best games, from slots to strategy, at the click of a mouse!
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mail.com’s free online games are just a click away from your inbox!

To get you started, here are a few of our favorite games – plus a special bonus for our readers. more
6 people found this article helpful.

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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8 people found this article helpful.