Managing your e-mail by understanding it

Kathleen Atkins

When you upgrade your mail system, it’s helpful to understand the underlying software that delivers your messages.

After Lounge member MauryS migrated an Outlook 2003 mail account to Outlook 2010, he found that the mail folders weren’t stored as he expected. He asked for a refresher course on POP and IMAP. Happily, he was directed to an excellent description of the POP and IMAP characteristics and differences, which you can learn from, too. More.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Looking for file-comparison programs
Word Processing Opening older document in Word Starter 2010
Spreadsheets Cell doesn’t display formula results
Databases How to synchronize main and slave forms?
Visual Basic for Apps Call userform from another template
Microsoft Outlook POP, IMAP, and Outlook 2010
Non-Outlook E-mail Hotmail/IE 9 problem on single PC
Windows 8 Has Win8 anything to offer this desktop user?
General Windows Nondestructive Vista reinstall using HP RECOVERY discs?
Windows 7 How to retrieve an overwritten image backup?
  C:\Windows\system folder is empty
  Security for Windows 7
Windows Vista High-definition audio misidentified as SPDIF in Vista
Windows XP Windows Firewall won’t start
Internet Explorer Can’t get to site
Third-Party Browsers Home page redirecting to
Networking Intermittent wireless connection
Social Media Locked out of Facebook; unauthorized ads message
Software Development
Web Design & Development Need Web hosting with good spam filtering
Other Technologies
Security & Backups Problem with Linux restore on Macrium Reflect
Hardware Hung dismount of external drive
Graphics/Multimedia Nvidia graphics driver: confusing update
Other Applications Flash Player in Windows 8 RP

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.