eM Client Blog

24 Sep 2014

Adjusting the Confirmations for eM Client Activities

When you go to delete an email, do you appreciate it when your program asks you if you are really sure you want to delete it? When you want to move a message, do you like that it confirms you want to move it to a specific folder? If so, you're probably okay with the default settings on eM Client for confirmations. If you don't want to be asked these questions, it might be a good idea to keep reading.

eM Client wants to make sure you are completely satisfied with what you're doing on your email program. Some people enjoy being asked questions, while others just want to have the task completed as soon as they hit the button. It's a personal option. For those of you who want to make changes to the confirmations in your eM Client program, you can do so easily by going to Settings.

Settings is found under Tools. When you click on Settings, a window comes up. On the left hand side of that window, you will see an option for Confirmations. When you click on that, you will see a list of available confirmations and then boxes next to each task.

When you check the box, you are saying you want that specific confirmation made. For example, the first one says, "Ask before deleting folder". If you want the program to ask you if you really want to delete a folder when you click on the "x" for deleting, you should check this box. If you don't want it to ask you, uncheck the box.

You can move down the list pretty quickly checking and unchecking the things that you would like the program to check with you on. When you get to the bottom, you'll see a different option for moving your junk mail. When you move your junk mail, you have a few options such as always ask you what you want to do. This is if you usually want to do something different to each one. Another junk mail option is to send it right to your junk mail folder and blacklist the email. The other option is to put the email in your junk folder and blacklist the domain. People blacklist emails when they don't receive much spam from that particular sender; however, those that receive a great deal of spam from a domain will want to choose the blacklist domain options. This ensures you don't receive any other emails from a sender that has the domain.

After you're done selecting the options, click on Apply and OK. You are all set. You will now be reminded or not reminded for the activities you chose.

If you don't have eM Client yet, go to the site to download today. It's completely free for personal use (up to two email accounts), and we have a low price for those that need more than two accounts. Let us know if you have any questions.

8 Sep 2014

Safeguard eM Client Email with Password Protection

When you have multiple email accounts going to eM Client, it can be a pain to put in your password for every single one of them. To make it easier on you, we've implemented password protection for the eM Client application. When you have your application password protected, you will only have to put in one password to view all of your email accounts. You can then breathe easy that someone can't open your computer and eM Client to access all of your emails.

How to Password Protect eM Client

While you are in eM Client, go to Tools at the top navigation bar. Click on Settings when the drop down menu comes up. If the General menu is now pulled down, click on it. You will see options such as language, notifications, confirmations, storage, and then password protection. Click on password protection to see the window on the right.

The title of this window is Password Protected Startup. Make sure to click on Use password protected startup. This means that the application will prompt you for a password everytime you open eM Client. You can then type in the password you would like to use. Make sure it's something no one can guess. Confirm your password by typing it in again. Click on Apply and then OK.

At this point, close eM Client. You can test out your new password protection feature easily. Simply open eM Client back up and you should see a prompt asking you for your password. Type it in correctly to see if it allows you access to your email. Once you see how well it works, close the application again. This time, reopen it and type in the wrong password. You should see that it will not allow you to access your emails. Now you know for sure that no one will be able to read your emails unless you leave eM Client open or you tell someone your password.

Please Note: This password protection feature does not encrypt the database. It simply requires you to enter a password to get into eM Client application.

Check back every Monday for more tips on how you can use all of eM Client's features.

If you don't have eM Client yet, you don't know what you're missing. Download it for free on our site. We are sure you'll love it as much as all our users around the world do.

1 Sep 2014

Encrypting Databases with eM Client

Many eM Client users turn to us seeking information on how they can encrypt their databases. As much as we would love to offer this feature, we don't. And that's because it's already included in your Windows, as long as you are a Pro or Enterprise Windows owner. So if you fulfill this requirement, we can show you how to encrypt your database.

Why Would You Want to Encrypt

Encryption ensures the information you have in your databases is unrecognizable to hackers. No one will be able to steal personal information. This is highly important as hackers become more intelligent at infiltrating email databases to search for social security numbers and bank account information.

What You Have to Do

eM Client doesn't include encryption as one of its features because it's not needed. Windows takes care of that. All you have to do is go to the database you want encrypted (default database location is "C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\eM Client" where xxxxx is the user name), right click on it, and click properties. In the properties window, click on Advanced and then click on encrypt the folder. That's it! You can now breathe a sigh of relief that your folder is encrypted and not susceptible to hackers.

Windows Home Users

Unfortunately, users of the home version of Windows will not be able to encrypt their folders using this method.

For those with further questions about encryption, please go to our support page at www.emclient.com/support. We aim to provide the very best support to our eM Client users.


 

25 Aug 2014

How to Effectively Use eM Client's Sidebar

eM Client incorporated a sidebar in its email client to make navigating all of its features easy. The sidebar helps you find your contacts quickly, as well as their details. It lets you read communication history, review your list of tasks and any attachments sent between you and your contacts. Understanding how to use these features will help you have a better experience with eM Client.

About the Sidebar

The sidebar has four sections:

  1. Contact Details
  2. Agenda
  3. Chat
  4. Invitations

To hide/unhide the sidebar, simply click on the arrow nex to the text that says Contact Details.

What the Contact Details Section Tells You

The Contact Details section gives you the email address, mobile/telephone number, Skype address, and chat message contacts. You can use this section to pull up information quickly when you need it. Many people love that they can call someone, email, or Skype someone as soon as they need to all from one place.

What You Can Do with the Agenda Section

The agenda section keeps in you on task. It reminds you of birthday, events, and any emails you've flagged. You'll have a much easier time keeping on top of everything with this section.

One of the features of the Agenda section is that you can set it up to show you events anyway that you would like such as all upcoming events in the coming day, two days, three days, week, two weeks, month, three months, etc. You can overwhelm yourself as much or as little as you would like with this feature.

Search Bar Finds What You Need When You Need It

Can't find what you need in eM Client? Don't worry, we've implemented a search bar to help you. All you have to do is put in a couple of words or more of what you need to find. eM Client's intelligent technology will then search everything you have such as events, email, etc. and give you the results that have those words in them. You'll find what you need quickly and easily.

Add New Tasks in Seconds

On the phone when you get a new task to do? No problem. Simply add the new task as you're getting the details in the sidebar. You'll be amazed at how many tasks you can create in a day and how easy it is to do them and then check them off to mark their completion.

Chat With Everyone

You can link chat capabilities with Google Talk, ICQ, AIM, Facebook, Live Messenger and much more. This section lets you see everything about your contacts such as whether they are online and their contact information. You can organize your chat contacts too. That way you can go right to a group when you need to chat with the members in it. You can also toggle the section to only show you people who are online.

As you can see the sidebar on eM Client provides you convenience and organization. You can do a lot just with the sidebar, and you can do a lot more with the entire application. Download eM Client today if you haven't already. 

18 Aug 2014

Contacts Organized Simply with eM Client's Address Book

Many people have a difficult time keeping all their contacts organized. They have so many of them coming from so many directions that sometimes they just give up on trying to organize them. This is usually more because of the application they are using rather than not having the time or patience. eM Client provides a simpler way for you to organize your contacts and even brings in more features than many other email clients.

Import Contacts

Contacts can be imported from many different emails such as Gmail. This process is much simpler than what it used to be like where you had to enter them in manually. What a headache that was back then.

Match Email and Chat Contacts

Many times, you may have the chat information for people, but not their email. Alternatively, you may have their email but not their chat information. With eM Client, they integrate. When you have a person on your chat, the system will find the person in your address book and include their chat information. This way you have all the information you need, when you need it.

Color Code Contacts

Some of your contacts are your friends, others are your family. For business, you have some that you work in the office and others that are spread across the globe. When looking for people to send emails too, it can be much easier to look for colors rather than names. That's how the color code feature comes into play and helps you. For every contact, you can create a category and attach a color to it. Once you have that color attached to that category, you can then assign it to each person you want in it. Just imagine how easy it will be next time you want to send an email to a brand that is located in California. You can simply name the category California and attach the color yellow to it and that's it. You know exactly who needs to be included in the email.

Automatically Adds Contacts for Future Use

eM Client does something quite interesting to your address book capability. When you email anyone, that person's email lands in your address book. When you go to email that person again, you can simply start the email address and the email client will show you the rest of the email address. This saves you time and frustration when you can't remember that email address you used last week.

Easily Delete Contacts

Sometimes, you may not want to keep email addresses you haven't used in a while. Deleting them is simple too. Simply go to Contacts under Tools or press Ctrl+B. You can then press Ctrl and then click on each person you want to delete. Once you've highlighted everyone, simply press delete on your keyboard.

Start Using eM Client Contacts More Effectively

We hope you've learned more about how to use eM Client effectively. If you haven't downloaded our email client yet, now is the best time. Head over to our download center to try it out for free. You can use it personally for as long as you want, but if you want to attach more than two emails, you can upgrade. Most of our downloaders do because they realize how powerful our email client really is to their email, chat, and calendar management.