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How to Add an Image to Your Gmail Signature

Embedding an Image into Gmail Signature

Not long ago we showed you how to create a signature in your Gmail or Tnetmail accounts. What if you want to add a little pizazz to your signature with an image? The following steps and video show you how to do just that.

  1. First be sure that the image you want to insert can be found on a public website.
  2. If it cannot, follow the following steps to create a URL for your image:
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Confusing Internet Terms Explained

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Internet dialogue gets used every day and can be quite confusing if you do not fully understand what it means. Below are some terms that the Tranquility team most commonly receives questions about and what they mean or  do.

What is that?

  • Browser – Common browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. These programs display websites and allow you to access and retrieve information from the Internet.
  • URL (Uniform Resource Locator) – Also known as your web address, web browsers use this formatted text string as a shortcut to locate websites in the World Wide Web.
  • Address Bar – Located in the upper portion of the browser, this is where you type the URL address for websites. The address bar also displays the website you are currently visiting.
    This is an example of an address bar.

    This is an example of an address bar.

  • Search Engine – This is the term for resources like Google, Bing, and Yahoo that scan the Internet using keywords entered into a search box. The search engine then finds and displays web pages that contain or are related to those keywords.
  • OS (Operating System) – Common examples of an OS are Windows 8 for PC and iOS7 for the iPhone. Basically, the OS is a software program responsible for allowing communication between the computer hardware and the software. A computer and the programs installed on it are essentially useless without an OS.

Still Confused?

No need to fret if you still do not understand or if you have other questions! Just give Tranquility a call today and they can help you with any concerns you may have.

 

How To Create an Email Signature

Setting Up an Email Signature on Gmail

Gmail and Tnetmail offer you the option to have a default signature that places itself at the end of all your sent emails. The following steps and video explain how to create and customize this signature.

  1. When logged into your Gmail, click on the settings gear in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on “Settings” in the drop down box.
  3. Go to the “General” tab and scroll down to “Signature.” Highlight the bubble next to your name and email address. Make sure the desired email account is displayed.
  4. Type your signature into the text field. You should at least include your email and phone number. Usually, you will also want to include your company name, job title, and web address. Your address and a fax number may also be helpful depending on your business.
  5. If you would like to hyperlink your web address, simply highlight the address and then click the link button on the formatting bar at the top of the text field.
  6. You can edit the font of your signature with the options in the formatting bar. Gmail gives you a limited number of font types to choose from because these fonts are compatible on any computer and with any email service.
  7. Then check the box below the text field to make sure your signature will be inserted before quoted text in replies.
  8. When you are all finished, scroll down and click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the settings page.

Keep on the lookout for a video on how to upload and insert an image into your Gmail signature in the near future.

Adding a signature to your Tnetmail account is done in the exact same fashion as Gmail. If you are interested in using Tnetmail, contact Tranquility for information.

A Guide to Data Protection for Small Businesses.

In a typical data outage, small businesses can lose 52% of productivity and 29% of revenue. This tells us data protection isn’t just for large corporations. Make sure that you have a data protection plan in place for your small business. Find out what data you need to protect, train your employees about internet safety and stay up to date with the latest data threats as technology evolves rapidly.

This infographic, which was released by the global computer security company Symantec, shows the 10 most common ways that small businesses put their data at risk. Click for a larger, interactive version of the infographic.

Check out some of our other blog posts for more information about data protection. Take a look at our graph showing you how to choose a secure password, or you can learn how to encrypt your email messages so you aren’t sending unprotected information over an insecure WiFi connection.

Tranquility also offers a small USB device that you can plug into your computer for a secure internet connection when you’re on the go. Read about it here, or call us at at 573-443-5803 for more information.

How to Subscribe to a YouTube Channel.

YouTube offers a great tool for people interested in learning new tech tricks, which is why Tranquility Internet has begun producing a series of how-to videos.

Subscribing to a YouTube channel can keep you up to date with the latest videos updates from your favorite users. This video shows you how to subscribe to a YouTube channel.

For more how-to tech videos, subscribe to the MayeCreate channel. Happy viewing!

Use Your Email Signature as a Marketing Tool.

Sometimes its hard to remember that your email works for you – and that you don’t work for you email. Have you ever thought about the amount of of time you spend composing, reading and incessantly checking your email?

A great way to get a extra mileage out of those messages your sending is by adding a little umph to your email signature. Yes, that little section of contact information that most people ignore.

WiseStamp is an email application for Tnet Mail that could change your perception of email signatures and turn yours into a marketing tool for you or your business. With WiseStamp, you can add  your latest Facebook post, a button to connect the recipient to your LinkedIn profile, a link to your blog, your photo or logo and more.

Getting Started

Open your Chrome or Firefox browser, and go to wisestamp.com. Click the Free Download button. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. Then, if you are using Firefox, restart your browser.

A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to begin your editing process. Click Start Now.

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Encrypt Emails to Protect Sensitive Information.

Sending sensitive information by email can be dangerous. In the path from your inbox to the recipient’s, the email can be intercepted. If you’re sending the email from a public network or WiFi, it’s even more vulnerable.

The best way to keep sensitive information from being intercepted is to avoid sending it. But if you absolutely must send credit card information, passwords, bank account numbers, social security numbers, medical data or other private information, you should encrypt the email before you send it.

Here are two different tools you can use to encrypt your emails:

SafeGmail for Chrome

To install, visit https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/safegmail/lmjkmpdndmbieflefonjgnnfimmkbedf

Attachments Made Fast and Easy.

Man, have we got the tip of the week. Tnet Mail and Gmail offer many helpful attachment tools when you create an email. They’ll tell you when you’ve forgotten to add an attachment, allow you to uncheck individual attachments and inform you when your files are too large.

Another helpful tool that many don’t discover unless by accident is the drag to attach capability. Instead of browsing through your computer to attach a document, skip the “Attach a file” button and simply drag your file from your computer to your email as demonstrated in the diagram below. You can pull over multiple files at once to save even more time.

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If you’re thinking about changing your email carrier, contact Tranquility today. We offer the features of Gmail with the support of Tranquility.

Save Time with Google Docs Templates.

Ever spent more time formatting a document than actually adding content to it? Eliminating that issue one of the beauties of Google Drive.

Google Drive offers a service called Google Docs Templates. It is a gallery of document templates that you can choose from and use to create documents in your Google Drive. For the business world, it offers templates for sales invoices, progress reports, time sheets, gas mileage and much more. They’re just a few clicks and a search button away.

To get started with Google Docs Templates

First, access your Google Drive by logging into your Google account or Tnet Mail and clicking Drive in the menu across the top of the window.

When you have reached your Drive, click the red Create button. In the drop-down menu, choose From template.

Create from template

A new window will appear. You are now in the template gallery. From there, click on the Public Templates tab.

Manage Email Subscriptions with Unroll.me.

Got a lot of email newsletters or other subscriptions clogging up your inbox? Tired of having to click those pesky “unsubscribe” links at the bottom of every one of those unwanted emails?

You should check out a free service called Unroll.me.

Unroll.me handles all those email subscriptions in one, go-to place. Currently, Unroll.me works with Tnet Mail, Gmail, Aol Mail, Windows Live Mail and Yahoo! Mail.

Here’s how it works…It goes through your email inbox – don’t worry, it’s safe and secure – and then presents you with a list of all your current subscriptions. Sounds easy right? That’s because it is as simple as that!

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