OPCUG Spring Workshop 2017
Understanding E-mail


The Ottawa PC Users' Group's motto is "Users Helping Users" and in this half-day workshop two of our members will discuss a number of features of electronic mail systems. If you are confused about E-mail, or wish to be able to use your system more efficiently, then this is the session for you! The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm) at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.


Understanding E-mail
(Everything you need to know - and some things you don't!)

In this half-day workshop, members of the Ottawa PC Users' group will explain the basics of how Internet E-mail works, including the differences between using webmail and an E-mail client. The features of POP and IMAP mail systems, and their application to multiple devices (notably smartphones and tablets), will be discussed. Today's E-mail systems are constantly under threat from hackers, so we will take a look at some vulnerabilities and see how best to protect personal mail systems. We will see how managing E-mail can be achieved efficiently - and automatically - using a combination of folders and filters. The basic processes for moving between webmail and E-mail clients by transferring address books and messages will be outlined. And, for those who wish to have the personal touch for their mail system - or who don't want to be locked in to a specific service provider - we will see how to create and use portable E-mail addresses.



Workshop Details:

The workshop is scheduled to run from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 281 Woodroffe, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3W4 .

The cost to attend the afternoon workshop sessions is just $10.00. This will include a coffee break and the chance to win one of a number of door prizes, including a complimentary one-year OPCUG membership (a $25.00 value by itself). Tell all your friends - who are not yet OPCUG members - about our workshop. If you need to know more about electronic mail, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

Space at the workshop venue is limited and participation will be limited to the first 40 registrants.


Payment can be made as follows:

Use a credit card or a PayPal account by simply clicking on the following button:

By Mail
Complete a registration form, print a copy, and send it with a cheque for $10.00 (made payable to OPCUG) to:
   3 Thatcher Street
   Nepean, ON K2G 1S6
In Person
Pay by cash or cheque at an OPCUG general meeting. Please fill in a registration form and bring it along to one of our monthly meetings with your payment.


If you have any questions relating to the workshop, please contact us at: workshop2017@opcug.ca

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