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By Charles Miller Email Providers Often the Biggest Culprit in Return-Receipt Message Failures One of my clients who uses a locally installed email client asked me about what he thought was a malfunction in the program. Just in case you do not recognize the term, an email client is software installed on the local computer [...]

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By Charles Miller   Why Aren’t Your E-mails Getting to Their Recipients? Your Address Might Have Been Hacked   The fallout continues from the article that appeared here a few weeks ago. This time the story is not about someone who read the earlier column, but someone who might have benefited by saving a lot [...]

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By Charles Miller   A Guide to Understanding the Multitude of Networks Around Us   When it comes to trying to understand computer networks, it is easy to be confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms. WAN, LAN, WLAN, WWAN, PAN, CAN, MAN, CDN, VPN, and others all end with “N” and all are networks. [...]

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By Charles Miller   A Message Demon   “Why didn’t my email go through?” This is a question that many people wonder about often when they get that disappointing error message telling them that their email wasn’t delivered, along with a code involving a set of mysterious-looking numbers punctuated by dashes and dots. The protocol [...]

Oracle Makes It Easier Than Ever to Purge Unneeded Java Program from Your Computer

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By Charles Miller Regular readers of this column will already be aware of how often I excoriate computer software makers, hardware manufacturers, and service providers for bad products and practices not in the best interest of us, the consumers. And, oh boy, there is never a shortage of opportunities! So it is only fair then [...]

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By Charles Miller In this column last week, I wrote the following: “Email addresses are not necessarily case sensitive. This means if your email address is janedoe@gmail.com, it is okay to write that address as JaneDoe@gmail.com or JANEdoe@gmail.com or janeDOE@gMAIL.com if you care to do so.” This week I am going to explain that almost [...]

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By Charles Miller There is a feature of the popular free email service Gmail that allows users to customize their name so that its appearance is more appealing or perhaps easier to read. Every user of Gmail needs to be aware of this feature and constantly vigilant of how this feature is being used to [...]

The Computer Corner: A Quick Guide to Spotting Internet Fake News Articles

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By Charles Miller The ubiquity of smartphones, always-on Internet, and social media has brought about a dramatic change in the way in which some people are exposed to the news today. Last year a good friend of mine here in México phoned me to ask if I had seen the news reporting of a serial [...]

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By Charles Miller As far as I know, there are no big parades scheduled, and I have not seen or heard any fireworks…at least not any more than normal for México. Yet, for some people there is an important anniversary being celebrated now: this month, the World Wide Web turns thirty. I suppose the lack [...]

Annual Internet Site Rankings a Peek into Users’ Interests and Preferences

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By Charles Miller Measuring which websites are the most popular on the Internet gives some interesting insights into what people are doing online. There are several organizations that track the popularity of websites, and every year about this time, lists of the most popular sites appear in the news. The methodology used to determine which [...]

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