Today I investigated the usefulness of adding multiple email addresses to an IMAP client email (Thunderbird) – so as to collate all incoming mail in one inbox, that can vied without needing to use an internet browser.
In addition to this I was given some insight into what is available to an administrator of a commercial email system; who and when someone logged-in, for instance.
This entire course was a welcome refresher to what I was taught on a similar course some little time ago.
Nowhere else, I’m sure, could I have learned and practiced so much of what is available and useful in an average email account; the file & folder filters will be especially important in my day to day usage.
Today was a refresher for me. A re-run of Email filters, labels and archiving. All vital aspects of Email management.
The highlight was an introduction to password security, especially securing intricate/elaborate/long password creation and storing – using the KeePass software. A PC or portable Flash-Drive secure storage facility.
From a recent document I created a Template. I did this by selecting each element in turn and replacing the text within it with its theme designation; Title, Heading 2;4;4 etc. along with Emphasis and Bullet list. This Template 1 was saved both as a Theme and in document form on the flash-drive.
-I was given an un-formatted dummy CV as an email attachment which I downloaded to the flash-drive, from there, using Word 10, I formatted it;creating a title, headings, emphasis and bullet-lists. Once this was done, then redone, the class was given a run-through of the wider possibilities by the tutor.
From the given un-formatted document I created a new ‘theme’ title, headings and body-text.
This new them I then saved within the Word-10 system;naming it Tom1
Then, calling-up a new document, I chose ‘Tom1’ as my theme and created an entirely new document.
This I then saved under ‘Session 3’ on the course Flash-Drive in ‘pdf’ format.
It was, again, rather a bother that the programs on the laptops we use were set-up differently from the one on which the course was originated – even though our Tutor Rick went to great lengths to use Word 2010, as this is the software in the IT suit Age UK hires for this purpose.
We read through a table on laptop comparisons from Which! magazine, and investigated the information contained there.
We explored another (deeper) level of web search;using the various criteria available;All, Image etc.
Under the image search we worked to find images of at least a ‘given dimension’ that were free to use – and amend, in a non-commercial setting. These were of shop-fronts in the Hackney area. These (3) I then saved to to the Flash Drive ‘pictures’ folder and to my Google Drive cloud account.
I then returned to the Procurement Team Sheet to work with the screen-aspect tool. This gives figures on screen height and width for a given diameter, in a whole range of different screen-aspects
Today was all about being better organized in dealing with emails; inbox, filtering etc.
Of especial interest was the added features of allowing a filtered message to appear in the inbox until archived & the archiving of pre-existing emails from ‘a’ particular source that has been newely filtered into its own lable/folder. All good stuff.