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Posts tagged ‘Thunderbird’

Escape Outlook Express and Windows 8 Mail

October 28th, 2015


If you’ve upgraded, or moved PCs, from Windows XP to Windows 8 or even Windows 10, then you may have lost one of your crucial pieces of software: Outlook Express. Read more

Escape from Windows XP

March 21st, 2014


Windows XP was a great Operating System when it was released in 2001, and remains popular. It’s easy to use, familiar, and does everything people ask of it. But in many technical ways it’s now out-dated, and Microsoft, makers of Windows XP, will stop providing security updates to it after April 8th 2014.

If you’re still using Windows XP, you need to take action. Read more

Protect and rejuvenate your PC: use obscure software

March 4th, 2014


In many of the homes I visit I see the same programs being used: Windows, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, iTunes, and so on. For many of my customers, these names are synonymous with the tasks they do, and occasionally I’ll hear someone refer to a ‘Word document’ that has never been near a copy of Word, and doesn’t have the .doc file ending to suggest that Word was used to make it. Read more

Talk21 and BT Basic Emails: how to save yours

September 2nd, 2013


The venerable free email service Talk21 (also known as BT Basic Mail) is being shut down by BT, and its users being asked to stump up £1.60 a month to access BT’s new ‘Premium Email’ service or, to keep things free, link their old address to their BT Broadband account. Of course, if you’ve not got a BT Broadband account, “why not sign up?” Read more