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If you've been around Ask Leo! for any length of time you'll know that I talk about backing up a lot.

And yet, there's still one scenario that keeps biting people over and over and over: email.

Be it a lost or compromised account, or a deleted message, or something else, too many people find themselves in tough spots simply because they're not backing up their email.

Let's fix that, shall we? This week's featured article: How Should I Back Up My Email?.

Also this week:

TEH Podcast

Interesting discussion on the podcast this week: what does it mean to own something? Often not what you think. TEH 135: What do we really own? Has tech changed it?.

Hope your June is progressing nicely,

Leo

This Week's Featured Article

How Should I Back Up My Email?

How Should I Back Up My Email?
So many don't - and come to regret it.

Configuring a PC-based email program to use IMAP and have it constantly download email as a backup is a reasonable way to go.

https://askleo.com/5983

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?
Keeping yourself safe from the kids (and others).

How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?
Many households have computers used for sensitive things sharing a network with less trustworthy users. Here's how to increase your security.
https://askleo.com/3505

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Can I Use a Charger With the Same Voltage but Different Amperage Rating?
Volts and amps combine to confuse.

Can I Use a Charger With the Same Voltage but Different Amperage Rating?
Chargers and power supplies come in a wide variety of configurations. Choosing the right one is important. I'll look at a few of the parameters.
https://askleo.com/5276

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Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You've Been Surfing Porn Sites?
How they do and don't relate.

Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You
Porn spam doesn't mean anyone did anything illicit. Everyone gets spam, and some of it is porn. Lack of spam doesn't imply you've been good, either.
https://askleo.com/4226

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What Is Pagefile.sys? Can I Delete It?
Mysterious, hidden, and sometimes large.

What Is Pagefile.sys? Can I Delete It?
Pagefile.sys is the "paging file" that contains Windows' virtual memory. You can easily remove it -- if you understand the ramifications.
https://askleo.com/15171

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What Is Pagefile.sys? Can I Delete It?

Pagefile.sys is the "paging file" that contains Windows' virtual memory. You can delete it -- if you understand the ramifications.
https://youtu.be/Tuc9OIoQToI

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Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You've Been Surfing Bad Sites?

Porn spam does not mean anyone went to bad sites. Everyone gets spam, and some of it is bad. Lack of spam does not imply you've not been to those sites, either.
https://youtu.be/wmaGv8yEa-E

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Can I Use a Charger With the Same Voltage but Different Amperage Rating?

Chargers and power supplies come with different Voltage and Amperage ratings. But if you can't find the same, then choosing the right one is important. I'll look at a few of the parameters.
https://youtu.be/bFI64_pFpUQ

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How Should I Back Up My Email?

Configuring a PC-based email program to use IMAP and have it constantly download email as a back up is a reasonable way to go.
https://youtu.be/liWCvPizuSo

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How Do I Protect Myself from Other Computers on My Local Network?

Many households have computers used for sensitive things on a local network with less trustworthy users. Here's how to protect the network and increase your security.
https://youtu.be/oIv6GkFG6HI

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