Windows® Mail in Windows® Vista
Know about Windows Mail features in Windows Vista and points to keep in mind while using it.
Windows Mail is a software application included in Windows Vista. This is an e-mail and a newsgroup client that helps users to access e-mails and other messages in the system. This e-mail client is the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express and the predecessor of Windows Live Mail. This e-mail client contains advanced features and improved techniques. Some of its features are Windows Mail addresses security, junk mail filtering, newsgroup features, phishing filtering etc. This software application offers advanced security and improved productivity. Windows Mail in Windows Vista is specially designed in order to help users to easily read e-mails and to make e-mail communication fun and hassle-free. There are certain things to be considered while using Windows Mail in Windows Vista.
Following are some Windows Mail features in a Windows Vista system and points to keep in mind while using Windows Mail:
- Instant Search
- Junk Mail and Phishing Filter
- Points to keep in mind
Windows Mail offers inbuilt Instant Search option. This Instant Search option enables users to scan across all e-mail messages very quickly. Instant Search field is also available in the Start menu, since the Search Explorer in Windows Vista is integrated with Windows Mail. Due to this, when searched for a particular subject on hard disk, it can display all relevant e-mail messages along with documents and other files.
Junk Mail and Phishing Filter
Another major feature of this e-mail client is its high security feature. Windows Mail offers built-in Junk Mail Filter and phishing filter. These filtering techniques automatically screens e-mail and then identifies and separates harmful junk e-mails. This filtering technique is used without any special settings or feedback. Phishing is a practice specially designed to steal your identity by tricking you. With the phishing filter technique, users can preserve information like passwords, credit card numbers, and bank account data.
There are few things which are to be kept in mind while using Windows Mail in a Windows Vista system. Turn off the automatic downloading feature of attachments because some e-mails might contain infections, update the application on a regular basis, ensure proper configuration and Internet connection. You need to check the settings of the Windows Mail regarding downloading mail headers. It is also necessary to check whether you are using genuine websites, applications and OS.
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