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Set-up your corresponding email accounts (as above) in your email software (ie outlook express, eudora etc).
You will need this information:
incoming mail (POP3) = mail.yourdomain.com - incoming mail server (SMTP) = mail.yourdomain.com or your ISPs - outgoing mail server.
account name = firstname.lastname@example.org password = password you select
Do this for each of each of your email accounts.
4. Create folders and subfolders in your inbox.
ie newsletters - marketing tips newsletter - web design newsletter - forum newsletter
This allows you to immediately categorize your incoming email by dragging and dropping it into each of these subfolders. Now you know instantly where to retrieve your past correspondence.
5. Set-up filters (message rules) for receiving different emails.
Most email clients have filters or message rules you can set-up to filter your incoming email. For example to make sure you don't ever receive emails from a specific email address again, you can block sender.
To do this in outlook express, highlight email address you received, go to message - block sender. That's it!
For a more extensive tutorial on setting up extensive message rules in outlook express, go to:
6. Periodically delete your received email.
Soon you will get into habit of automatically hitting delete button as you recognize email that is obviously spam. This means your inbox will fill up very quickly with deleted email and will slow down your email software. Therefore clean out your inbox at end of every day.
In Part 2 of this article, I'll go more deeply into how you can effectively deal with spam. This will help you to be more organized, save time, frustration and enable you to be more efficient in your online marketing adventures.
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