The most common reason for inability to open an email attachment is that the computer lacks the software for that sort of file. Attachments come from a variety of programs, and if the computer does not have the right program installed, the attachment will not open. Windows users will often see a pop-up screen asking if they want Windows to find the right software with its web service; however, if they keep their file extensions enabled and have a guide to extensions handy, they know which software they need.Know More
One common problem with opening email attachments involves Microsoft Office. If a Word file is received but the user lacks the software, .doc and .docx files do not open. To avoid paying for the software, users can take advantage of Microsoft Office-type free programs like OpenOffice to view files. OpenOffice will open the .doc and .docx extensions, as well as other Office extensions like .ppt or .pptx (PowerPoint) and .xls or .xlsx (Excel).
If the user has an older Office version, he likely lacks the ability to open files with the .docx and .xlsx formats because older packages are incompatible with XML formats. However, converters are available online. Another common problem involves receiving multimedia files that do not play or open. QuickTime or RealPlayer files do not work with Windows Media Player so the correct player needs to be installed.Learn more about Internet & Networking
An email address should represent a person professionally and refrain from using private information that can be used to steal an identity or lead to discrimination, such as a year of birth or a nickname. According to the experts at CAREEREALISM, an unprofessional email address can hinder a person during the job search process or even offend someone who does not understand the humor intended with a play on words.Full Answer >
A Yahoo! email ID is created by visiting the Yahoo! registration page and establishing an account. Once an account is established, an email ID is assigned. Yahoo! requires users to submit some information before an account can be created.Full Answer >
Yahoo! Help explains that, unfortunately, there is no way to recall an email that has already been sent using Yahoo Mail. Microsoft's Outlook email program does allow for the retrieval of sent email, however.Full Answer >
There are many free email services such as Gmail and Hotmail that provide free email addresses to users. These email services are referred to as web-based email services.Full Answer >