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!


Sold out! We regret that all of the available places for this workshop have now been filled. The registration was necessarily limited as we had to comply with the limitations imposed by the capacity of the room at our venue. Pre-registration commenced in February and the workshop was filled prior to the date of the event. We are sorry if you have been disappointed. Please check our web site for our future workshops.


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.