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Q: How do I change my email settings in Outlook so I can be notified when a new email is received?
A: On the Tools menu, select Options. Select the Preferences tab, and then select E-Mail Options. Select or clear the Display a notification message when new mail arrives
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Q: How do I add a signature to my email in Outlook Express?
A: Adding signatures (a set piece of text that appears at the bottom of your email) to Netscape Messenger or Outlook Express isnít difficult, but the two programs go about it in entirely different ways.

Letís start with Outlook Express. Open Outlook Express and from the menu, select .

The window opens. Select the Signature tab at the top of the window, and when the Signature tab comes to the front, click on .

Now you can type the signature you want in the box.

At the top of the window is the box. Select the box marked . Now select to save your changes, and then select .

Now your signature will appear at the bottom of every new message you send.

Thatís how you set up signatures for Outlook Express.

Netscape takes a slightly different route. First of all you have to create a signature file ó a containing your signature. Type what you want to appear as your signature into Notepad, and then save the file.

Now open Netscape Messenger. Select the pull-down menu at the top of the screen. Then select (at the bottom of the menu) the option.

The window opens. It has a box labeled . Select . That opens a series of other options. At the top of the new list is an option called . Select this option.

To the right of the box, is the options. In the area marked type in the location of the Notepad or text file you just created (or you can select the option to locate the file you need. To finish, select .

Now your signature file will appear at the bottom of any new message you type
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Q: What can I do to reduce the chance of getting viruses from E-mail?
A: Treat any file attachments that might contain executable code as carefully as you would any other new files: save the attachment to disk and then check it with an up-to-date virus scanner before opening the file. If your E-mail or news software has the ability to automatically execute JavaScript, Word macros, or other executable code contained in or attached to a message, we strongly recommend that you disable this feature. If an executable file shows up unexpectedly attached to E-mail, you should delete it unless you can positively verify what it is, whom it came from, and why it was sent to you. The recent outbreak of the Melissa virus was a vivid demonstration of the need to be extremely careful when you receive E-mail with attached files or documents. Just because E-mail appears to come from someone you trust, this does NOT mean the file is safe or that the supposed sender had anything to do with it.
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