Ottawa PC Users' Group
Understanding E-mail 2016


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!


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.