E-mail Programs for Windows® Vista
Tips to use e-mail programs in Windows Vista.
Windows Mail is the default e-mail program in Windows Vista. Usually, Windows Mail is used as the default e”‘mail program by web browsers and other programs for sending e”‘mails. Windows Mail only supports POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts. It does not support web-based accounts, for example, Hotmail and Yahoo!, unless they are the paid versions with the POP3 option. You can also choose a different e”‘mail program as the default. If you wish to change the default e”‘mail program back to Windows Mail, you can do so at any time. You can easily change the default e-mail program by clicking ‘Start’ and then ‘Default Programs’. In ‘Default Programs’, you need to click ‘Set Your Default Programs’, and from the list of programs, you can select the e-mail program you wish to use. There are different e-mail programs available for Windows Vista, like Vista NetMail 10.0, Windows Live Mail, and Microsoft Outlook.
A few tips for efficiently using e-mail programs in Windows Vista:
- Customize the inbox
- Enable spam filtering
- Use signature
- Import address book
Customize the inbox
By creating different folders, you can customize the inbox. Different types of e-mails can be stored in different folders. Based on the project or the client, you can save messages to different folders. This helps you to arrange your inbox in an ordered manner, and the received mails can be viewed later when needed with ease.
Enable spam filtering
Most e-mail programs and client applications now provide spam filtering mechanism. Find out which type of spam filter is provided by your service provider. Use a spam filter as it filters all the malicious programs. If you enable this mechanism, always check the spam folder where the spam mails get collected.
It is difficult for you to write your name and contact information at the end of every e-mail message that you send. Instead of writing, use the signature mechanism. Allow your e-mail program to automatically append your signature file at the end of every outgoing mail.
It is time consuming to type all the e-mail addresses. So, there is an option to save all the contacts in your address book. You can use it to automatically retrieve addresses. So, there is no need to remember all the addresses. This also helps you to retain the contacts in case of a system crash.