How to make Microsoft Outlook Work Better for You

Electronic mail, whether for personal or professional purposes is now the most common form of written communication. Software for writing, sending, and receiving email is called email clients and the most popular is Microsoft Outlook. Other ways of managing email make use of web applications. Two of the most popular web mail apps are Gmail by and Yahoo Mail. Because Outlook is a stand-alone application and mainly because it is made by Microsoft, it is only natural for the product to have millions of users worldwide. This is important because any improvement in Outlook means that the lives of its millions of users are improved as well. A lobby by millions of Outlook users for improving the software is on the way to Microsoft. However, there is no need to wait for maker of the software to update the email client for it to work better for you because with a little tweaking, Outlook can make you more productive professionally as well as on a personal level.

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Stolen Hotmail Accounts Reveal Many Simple Passwords

Bogdan Calin is a security researcher, who made that discovery after obtaining about ten thousand Windows Live Hotmail usernames and passwords last week. The data had been stolen, presumably by a phishing scam, and posted to PasteBin, a public website.

The scammers who posted the data also raided Yahoo Mail, AOL, and Gmail, in a study undertaken by the BBC. Their report disclosed that over twenty thousand accounts had been taken from the various providers, including the ten thousand Hotmail accounts that Calin investigated.

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