What is SPAM e-Mail [really] ?

I’ve had a few [recent] enquiries as to the receipt of SPAM [junk] e-Mail and I think a plain English [sic.] explanation is required: What is SPAM ? When you receive an e-Mail from anyone [jSmith@gmail.com] assuming the Sender Name and the Real Sender […@…] marry up then it’s NOT SPAM. This is true for most of the e-Mail you will receive. So when they don’t: it is SPAM. Sorry for the reverse explanation ! So how does this happen ?

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Outlook or Thunderbird problem

Although I am personally a fan of web-based e-Mail systems, I totally understand that if you have several e-Mail accounts [lots of good reasons] then you want all of your e-Mail in one place or one APP. Outlook and Thunderbird [two examples] are popular programs or APPs which do this very well. Until, of course, they don’t ! Before the arrival of web-based e-Mail or frankly good systems such as gMail or Outlook [MS] Live most people used to download their

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Windows 10 The Update Saga of Build 1607

As a Windows 10 user you may have received the major update which goes by many names [Anniversary, ****] or more formally Build 1607. Has this completely ****ed your PC? If it has then don’t worry, because you can easily go back to the last build: Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery -> Go back to an earlier Build This is very annoying, but at least your PC will be back to normal. Now there is problem, because Windows

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Windows 10 Good or Bad

I recently read that Which? Readers are unhappy with Windows 10 and forced upgrades. Let’s clear up one thing: I don’t work for MicroSoft and never will. Windows 10 is an excellent OS and moreover is a lot faster than its old sisters Win 7/XP. However, if you upgrade an old PC, say 5+ years then some older devices may not work or Win10 doesn’t have a driver. This can happen and Win10 should come with a Caveat Emptor sticker,

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