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Seeing Bcc recipients on e-mails you’ve sent

When you’ve added a group of people to your email’s Bcc line, how can you remember all the recipients? Here’s how…

Trying to e-mail a photo brings up the wrong e-mail program

Q: I want to e-mail a photo in Windows XP. When I right-click the photo, choose Send To, and choose Mail Recipient, Outlook appears instead of Outlook Express. How can I make Outlook Express appear, instead, so I can mail my photo? A: Both Outlook Express and its pricier cousin, Microsoft Outlook, can send e-mail. […]

The missing Contacts list in Outlook Express

Q: The Contacts area is missing from Outlook Express. The Contacts list is so helpful when composing my emails;¬† I just click the address in the Contacts folder, and it appears in the e-mail’s “To” line. Help! A: Many Windows programs let you customize their layout, showing only the portions you find useful and hiding […]

Internet Explorer won’t let me send pages or links by e-mail!

Q: On Internet Explorer 8’s Page menu, the “Send Page by E-mail” and “Send Link by E-mail” options are both “grayed out,” and I can’t choose them. I normally log onto a Web site to send and receive my e-mail. A: Windows 7 lacks an e-mail program, which causes more than a few problems. Microsoft […]

Opening e-mailed attachments that refuse to open

Q: I find your Windows For Dummies book very helpful, but it doesn’t show me how to open an e-mailed¬†attachment that gives me this error message when I try to open it: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel. […]