How to Do Email The Easy Way – Secrets of Safe & Easy Email – Training Course for Windows PC

 

27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

  • Starter Concepts and Email Fundamentals
  • How to Set Your Email Program to Save You Time & Effort
  • Simple Steps to Make Emailing Easier
  • Secrets of How to Avoid Spam & Scams

Safe & Easy Email for Windows Module 1:

Title

Length

Description

Downloading Mozilla Thunderbird

4:01

Shows you how to download Mozilla Thunderbird using the link below, also briefly explains why it’s important to use this instead of Outlook or Outlook Express, etc.

Installing Mozilla Thunderbird

18:15

Shows you how to install Mozilla Thunderbird once you’ve downloaded it

Intro to Thunderbird

17:53

An introduction to, and basic overview of Thunderbird

Address Book

14:56

How to use the Thunderbird address book, including adding people to your address book

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27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

Safe & Easy Email for Windows Module 2:

Title

Length

Description

Composing Email

22:08

Shows you basics of composing emails, including how to use different fonts and colors (and why you might not want to do that), and more.

Attachments

13:45

Covers how to send and how to receive email attachments, plus tips on being safe, and common problems people have with attachments.

Intro to Folders

7:16

Explains how to create and use different folders in Thunderbird to organize your email

Folders and Filters

8:56

Shows you how to use a feature of Thunderbird called filters to automatically move messages into different folders, making your life easier.

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27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

Safe & Easy Email for Windows Module 3:

Title

Length

Description

Junk Mail Filter

25:41

Shows you how to use the junk mail filter in Thunderbird to eliminate 90% or more of junk email.

Note: the junk button now looks like a green recycle bin instead of a “flame” but otherwise works the same way

Intro to Labels or Tags

8:15

Explains how to use labels to highlight your messages in different colors to make them stand out and to organize your inbox.

Note: since I recorded this lesson, Thunderbird has changed the name of labels to “tags”, but they work exactly the same way.

Labels and Filters

17:25

Shows you how to use the filters feature of Thunderbird to label your messages with different colors automatically instead of by hand.

Password Prompts

2:50

Short lesson covering something I forgot to include in the Thunderbird overview — how to save your password so it doesn’t ask for it every time you get mail

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27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

Module 4: Basics of Using Gmail

Title

Length

Description

Explanation of basic email concepts

9:24

This lesson explains what the pros and cons are of using “webmail” vs using an email “client”, and also gives Plain English explanations of these terms and a few others related to email

How to Get Your Own Free Gmail Email Address

13:07

In this lesson I show you the steps to getting your Gmail address for free on the Google Mail website

An Introduction to Using Your New Gmail Account

16:24

This continues the lessons on Gmail, giving you an overview of using the service. If you are a new member and missed last month’s lesson on how to get your free Gmail account, I will be adding it to the online Gold Club member area

How to turn on “POP” mail in Gmail so you don’t have to be limited to webmail

6:31

This lesson shows you how to turn on the “POP” server function of Gmail, allowing you to do the steps in the next lesson

How to set up Thunderbird mail to use Gmail

 

10:32

This lesson shows you how to set your computer up to check your email with Mozilla Thunderbird email instead of using Gmail just as “webmail”.

This makes it easier for you to send attachments, keep track of your emails, automatically share photos with others, and more.

The same information I cover in this lesson could be entered into Outlook Express or Windows Mail, but again I *strongly* recommend using Thunderbird for security reasons, as well as for its spam filtering and other features

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27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

Module 5: Simple Steps to Make Emailing Easier

Title

Length

Description
Email Basics Lessons

Replying to & Forwarding Emails the Right Way

17:07

In this lesson I give you some tips on how to work with emails which can be used in a number of ways to improve your communications with others.

One of the biggest examples of how to use this is for cleaning up all of those tons of unnecessary email addresses and other junk that shows up at the top of forwarded messages, so they’re cleaner and easier to read before you send them along to others.

A big help a lot of people wish they knew how to do.

Using ‘BCC’ For Greater Privacy & Security

13:26

There is an important feature of email programs which unfortunately few people know about, called “BCC”.

BCC, short for “Blind Carbon Copy”, is a way you can easily hide the names and addresses of people you send emails to when you forward a message or otherwise send an email to multiple people at once.

This helps maintain people’s privacy, and actually helps prevent the spread of viruses and spam at the same time. This is something everyone should know how to do

Two easy methods to email a web page to someone

8:04

This lesson shows you two methods (one which works for most people, and another which can work for anybody) which allows you to share a website or web page with someone via email.

Using TinyURL to solve a common problem

6:00

It’s not uncommon for people to try to send links using either of the above methods and run into a problem if the web site address is too long — it “breaks” in emails, or is too long to fit into a message when using services like Twitter which only allow very short messages.

TinyURL is a free website that shortens long website addresses to make them easier to share with others. This lesson will show you how to use the TinyURL service via their website.

Using the free TinyURL Firefox add-on

7:24

If you find yourself using TinyURL a lot, you might want a more quick and efficient way of using the free service.

If you use the highly recommended Mozilla Firefox to browse the web, it has the ability to add features using “add-ons”. This lesson will show you how to install and use the TinyURL Creator add-on, which automates and simplifies using TinyURL.

This will be of most use to people who find themselves using TinyURL a lot, and the steps in the previous lesson will work fine for people who only use it occasionally.

This method only works with Mozilla Firefox, and will not work with Internet Explorer. I strongly recommend switching from Internet Explorer to Firefox if you haven’t already as it is *much* safer to use, plus has benefits like the add-ons I mention in this lesson

Using YouSendIt to Send Photos and Other Files By Email a Better Way

8:56

There are a lot of drawbacks to sending large pictures or other kinds of files (or too many smaller ones) by email, especially if the person you’re sending it to still has dialup, or is on a cellular connection.

I explain why in this video lesson, and show you how to use a free service called YouSendIt, which helps solve the problems with sending files by email

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27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

Module 6: Secrets of How to Avoid Spam & Scams

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1 0:51

Introduction to Report on Spam & Email Scams

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2 2:28

Basic Definition of Spam, How Many People Use the Term Wrong, & Where the Name Came From

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3 14:36

The Basic Problem of Spam, How it Spreads and Why, Tips to Avoid Getting More

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4 11:25

How Viruses & Worms Spread Spam, plus Tips to Help

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5 20:04

Understanding and Spotting Common Email Scams – What To Do; Mistakes to Avoid

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27 quick & easy lessons

 

6 hours total

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