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Adding a third party spam filter

In our May 2015 issue we explained what spam is and how to deal with it, but if spam is becoming an increasing problem for you, then it may be time to consider installing a professional Spam filter. Some email address providers, such as Gmail, do a very good job in stopping spam before it even gets to your Outlook. If you never log into the Gmail website, it’s quite possibly you’ve never seen a spam email before, however so...

Send a fax online

Although faxes have been made almost totally obsolete by email and other communication technologies, there may be still a scenario where you need to send a fax, and the good news is you don’t need a fax machine to do so. Obviously the person receiving the fax will need a fax machine, but the person sending the fax can do so using an online service for a small fee, or in some cases even for free. Although some people prefer faxes b...

Save passwords with LastPass

Professional advice, and even this very newsletter, suggests using a password made up of a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters, and to use a different password for each website you register on, but how do you remember not only one, but multiple passwords and which one you used for each website? The danger of using the same password, even if it is secure, on multiple websites is that it only tak...

Online collaboration with OneNote

When working on a project that requires collaboration with others, you can easily do this using OneNote, even if you’re working with someone on the other side of the world. With OneNote you can collect and share photos, to-do lists, budgets, text and much more. In our January 2016 newsletter we introduced you to OneNote. If you don’t already have OneNote, revisit our article, download the program (for free) and acquaint your...

Edit Pictures with

We have provided a couple of options for editing photos in the past, and Pixlr is another one. Pixlr is an online photo editor, which means you do not need to install a program to use it, the magic all happens in your internet browser. Pixlr has a good set of tools and effects for correcting, editing and getting creative with photos, and is provided free of charge. The program looks after low-light photos, red eyes and other corrections...

Freeze columns & rows in Excel

If you have created a database or list in Excel, once you have entered several rows of data, you will soon notice the first row in Excel is no longer visible – which can be a problem if you rely on column headings to know what each column contains. It is always good practise to ensure each column has a heading describing the data that the column will contain – this not only makes it easier for data entry, but it also makes i...
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