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Fri, 23 Apr 1999 08:39:16 -0400

>Free Internet Tip of the Day:
>Oops! Apparently we don't know our left from our right.
>In the last tip we said the "Start" button is usually in the
>lower-right corner. We meant the lower-left corner.
> When most businesses send a paper letter to somebody
>they use letterhead. Letterhead usually has the company logo,
>the address and phone number printed at the top or the bottom
>of the sheet of paper.
> Whether you own a business or not, you may wish to do
>something similar in your emails. Perhaps you would like to
>include your name and email address in each email, or possibly
>you would like to include the address of your webpage. Some
>people like to include their favorite quote or poem.
> There really isn't a standard way of doing letterhead on
>an email. Although some email programs have created ways
>of simulating stationary or letterhead, we recommend that you
>not use them. They are not standard and only people using the
>same email program as you will be able to see your
> There is a standard way of including any information you
>wish in each email. It's called a "Signature File" and it's
>about the closest thing to letterhead in the Internet world.
> Once your signature file is set up, your email program
>will automatically add whatever is in your signature file to
>the bottom of each email.
> If you own a business, you may want a signature file like
>this added to the bottom of each email you send:
>John C Doe
>Computer Expert, Inc.
>250 Nowhere St
>Seattle WA 98115
> Again, if the above was your signature file, your email
>program would automatically add it to the bottom of every
>email you sent.
> If you just wanted a personal signature file, you could
>create something like this:
>Jane Doe
>You can tell the quality of a person by how they treat people
>they don't need. - unknown
> If you would like to create your own signature file, open
>up your email program (you're probably using it right now to
>read this email).
>For Outlook Express:
>- Click on the "Tools" menu at the top of the window.
>- Click on the "Stationery" option.
>- Click on the "Signature" button in the lower-right area.
>- Place a check mark in the box beside "Add this signature ..."
>- Type your message in the text box.
>- When you're happy with your message, click the "OK" button.
>- On the "Signature" screen click the "Apply" & "OK" buttons.
>For Netscape Communicator:
>- Click on the "Edit" menu at the top of the window.
>- Click "Preferences" at the bottom of the menu.
>- A window will open showing the categories on the left side.
>- Click on the plus symbol (+) to the left of "Mail & Groups".
> If the plus symbol isn't displayed, skip to the next step.
>- Underneath "Mail & Groups" you will click on "Identity".
>- Click on the "Edit Card" button. Fill in the info you wish.
>Communicator doesn't have a free text area for you to type a
>custom signature (see below).
>If your email program doesn't have a text area for you to type
>your custom signature info, it will usually allow you to
>create a separate text file and save it on your hard drive.
>You can then tell your email program to add the contents
>of your text file at the bottom of each email.
>If you're not sure how to do this, click on the "Help" menu
>at the top of your email program and look in the index for
>Web Site of the Day:
>If you're looking for witty sayings and slogans to add to
>your signature file, visit Coolsig. They have over 2000!
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