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Jeff is transitioning to Outlook from Hotmail, and he uses the web portal via Google Chrome. He wants to know how to delete a forwarded email when people CC dozens of people. Leo says the way to do it is to use BCC, not CC. BCC is blind carbon copy and that means only the person sees their email address, and not everyone else. The CC becomes part of the text -- over and over again. So the only thing he can do is copy it all, start a new message and paste it in, deleting all the unwanted email addresses. Then put them in BCC.
And then he can yell at his friends.
Daniel can't use his Google Voice number when he signs up for services. Leo says that is right. Some services don't support it. But there is a way around it through GoogleFi. They use Sprint and T-Mobile, and that voice number then becomes an SMS number. Some numbers aren't SMS enabled.
John is a musician and chef and he went with SquareSpace for his website. Leo says having his own website is important because he'll be able to keep control over the stuff he does online. If he just relies on Facebook, he's letting Facebook control his content.
Check out John's site at johnriveraurbanmusic.squarespace.com/urban-thought/
(Disclaimer: SquareSpace is a sponsor).
Johnny is cruising with Viking Cruises this week and he says that the Wi-Fi is really fast.
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Jim gets email on his PC, and it ends up in the junk folder where he deletes them, without knowing that he's deleted important emails. He tried to filter out email he doesn't want but important stuff ends up in there as well. How can he stop this? Leo recommends UnRoll.Me. It's free and they will unsubscribe him from junkmail lists. Leo uses it.
Greg likes to send photos via email with Outlook and it always defaults to medium resolution. He wants to change it to a high resolution. How can he do that? Leo suggests trying to drag the image to the mail window and see if it downsizes. Another option is to avoid sending attachments altogether and send a link to the image online, like at Flickr or Google Photos. This is far more secure and he can have full resolution images online.
In the early days of email, the internet service provider didn't want to be storing emails on their servers. They wanted you to log on, get your email, and then they would delete it. This is what Carlos is currently doing with Outlook. He's getting on the server, downloading the email, and deleting it from the server. It's an email protocol called POP. Carlos can continue to use POP if he wants, but in Outlook's settings he should change it to not delete the email from the server. That will leave the email on the server. This isn't the best way to do this, however.
Dave has files that he shares on OneDrive for Business that are also linked to Sharepoint, but that account isn't available anymore. Leo says the problem is that OneDrive is looking for the link because it's still enabled in OneDrive. Dave will need to go into the OneDrive settings and disable that link.
Che just bought a new Dell XPS Desktop and it's started to slow down drastically. He does a speed test, like Leo taught, and the desktop is much slower than his laptop. Leo says to try plugging the desktop directly into the router with an ethernet cable, and see if the speed improves. If so, then he's narrowed it down to the router. Leo says it could the hardware, but he could try reinstalling the Wi-Fi connection. There may also be conflicting Wi-Fi drivers at work between the hardware driver and the Windows driver. That can confuse Windows and slow things down.
John has trouble searching his Gmail via Google on his phone and he ends up with everything other than his contacts. Leo says that it's likely that the feature John is using is an out of date Google Labs feature that no longer works. But it sounds like this is a bug in Google Plus. Google Circles are now in Contacts and that's a flaw that Google has to fix.