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How To Switch To Tucows Webmail - Part 2 of 2

Part two of this series on Tucows Webmail tells you about some of the powerful features including filters, anti-spam, multimedia attachments, and more.
Published: Feb 18, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows

Switch To Tucows Webmail - Part 2 of 2

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder

Last week in part 1 we looked at some of the basics of Tucows Webmail. I covered a little background of how you can get Tucows Webmail via an account with Domain Direct or NetIdentity. I also looked at the basic Webmail interface, the Address Book, importing contacts, working with folders, and a bit about creating emails and handling attachments. Now, in part 2, I'm going to tell you about some of the special features you get with Tucows Webmail.

Features

SPAM Filtering: When you're talking about email one concern is always SPAM or junk email. Tucows Webmail has an excellent anti-SPAM function that catches a vast majority of incoming messages that are unwanted. If something unwanted does get through the interface gives you the ability to flag messages as spam. By the same token if there are false positives you can fix those with a single mouse click. Another cool feature is the ability to block emails from a sender right while you're looking at the email. That makes the entire process quick and easy. While working with Tucows Webmail you can create a list of people that are not allowed to send you email and a list of those who can. In this way you can be certain that no emails from a "friend" will accidentally be blocked. POP Email: Another excellent feature of Tucows Webmail is the ability to get POP email from accounts you have in other places. You can enter in the information and then get all your email in one, handy place - Tucows Webmail. If you wish you can also forward your email to another email address and tell Webmail to either keep a copy or delete it. Attachments: As I mentioned in part one attachments can be viewed in a slideshow. That's really a very slick feature especially when the attachments are photos. At the same time, if friends or family send you MP3 files, you can actually play the sound files right from your Tucows Webmail. This is also good if people send you audio emails. Auto-Responder: With Webmail you can also create an auto-responder so when you're out-of-town or away from your PC those who send you emails can get a response. Filters: The ability to filter your incoming mail is a powerful feature and it's available in Tucows Webmail. Create filters that help to organize your email by sending it to specific folders. You can also create filters that will delete email you don't want. Filters give you a lot of flexibility in dealing with your email. I use them to keep my inbox uncluttered and to put certain emails in a folder of their own. The filters in Tucows Webmail give you all the power you need to keep all of your email straightened out and tidy. Basic vs. Standard: I mentioned earlier that you could switch between the Basic and Standard interfaces and that sometimes this was done for compatibility reasons. In Basic mode there is no support for drag and drop, no support for the multimedia functions, and you can't view email in 3-pane mode. All of the other features work the same in both modes.

Summing It Up

Tucows Webmail is a powerful solution for handling all of your email online. It's loaded with features and it's extremely easy-to-use. You can get Tucows Webmail if you get an account through either Domain Direct or NetIdentity. You can get the email by itself or included with other Web services. So, check it out. It's a great way to handle all your email.

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About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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