This week's articles & videos
Account, Service, Address, Program. What do all these terms have in common? Two things:
They're all about email.
They're important to get right.
When it comes to technology, terminology matters, particularly when you're asking questions. Most commonly, confusing an email program with an email service can really make getting the information you need difficult when you run into problems.
This week's featured article: What's the Difference Between an Email Account, an Email Address, an Email Program, and an Email Service? tries to clear up the confusion.
Also this week: Why nothing you post online can ever truly be deleted, and yet when you try to find it you can't; "SupportAssist" on Dell computers and similar utilities from other manufacturers; and the best way to avoid unexpected Windows 10 Update restarts.
Video this week: In addition to videos accompanying some of the articles above, there are also a couple of Ask Leo! Tips of the Day made open to all, and three ways to test backups.
Important: even if you're not "into" video, if something sounds interesting I suggest you check it out. You don't need to watch the video, but in the description underneath you'll almost always find a link to a companion, written article posted on Ask Leo!.
Ask Leo! Live!
Time flies! This Saturday it's the first-Saturday of the month (August already?!) and that means a session of Ask Leo! Live. This months topic: email interfaces. Specifically I'll spend some time in Gmail, and if I have time Outlook.com, reviewing some of the common, and some of the lesser-known, features and functionality.
The TEH Podcast
Gary talks about the new iOS feature causing confusion and frustration among app users and developers alike. I share my recommendation for truly private email that doesn't require a phone number. Gary admits to enjoying my recommendation of Warrior Nun, and I go shopping at Walmart. Really. All that and the still ubiquitous "more" in TEH 107: Snoopy apps, phone number paranoia, spam, online shopping competition and more fighting nuns..
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Wear a mask. Be kind.
What's the Difference Between an Email Account, an Email Address, an Email Program, and an Email Service?
Terminology around email can be confusing, and lead to incorrect answers to misstated questions. I'll review some common and important terms.
This Week on Ask Leo!
How Do You Delete Things from the Internet? - Why the Internet is Forever, Except When It's NotRealistically, it's impossible to delete things from the internet. Yet in an apparent contradiction in terms, if you happen to delete something in your control, you also can't get it back.
What Is SupportAssist and Should I Let It Run?While I don't recommend third-party driver update tools, the tools provided by your computer's manufacturer are a different story.
Avoiding Windows 10 Update Restarts at Inopportune Times - Simple Solutions Avoiding HacksWindows Update has been known to cause Windows restarts at inopportune times. I'll outline the approach I recommend to keep restarts in control.
This Week on YouTube
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Tip of the Day: Customize the Command PromptIf you spend any significant time in the Command Prompt, you may want to customize its appearance to be a little more to your liking.
Tip of the Day: The Power of Right-clickRight-clicking is a shortcut to a wide variety of functions appropriate for whatever you've selected.
Avoiding Windows 10 Update Restarts at Inopportune Times - Simple Solutions Avoiding Hacks?? Windows Update has been known to cause Windows restarts at inopportune times. I'll outline the approach I recommend to keep restarts in control.
How Do I Test Backups? 3 Practical Steps to Make Sure the Safety Net Will Work?? It's a good idea to test backups before disaster strikes. Unfortunately, a complete test can be risky. I'll look at some alternatives.
What Is SupportAssist and Should I Let It Run??? While I don't recommend third-party driver update tools, the tools provided by your computer's manufacturer are a different story.
What's the Difference Between an Email Account, an Email Address, an Email Program, or Service??? Terminology around email can be confusing, and lead to incorrect answers to misstated questions. I'll review some common and important terms.
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