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In this month's HowTo, we explain how to attach an email to an email in Outlook. There's a couple of situations where this can be particularly useful. If you want to include multiple previous emails on a subject, this is much neater than forwarding separately. Or it could be there's important techincal information in the email that a forward would remove.

As we covered last month, we're now in the final days of support for Adobe's once world-conquering Flash technology. By the beginning of next year, it will be all but impossible to use it in practical terms, even if you really want to. However, the app may still be lingering on your system unless you proactively remove it. This month's HowTo explains the steps to take to purge it completely.

Firefox now allows you to look up web addresses (DNS) securely rather than sending these requests to your default supplier. Good for security, but it can lead to problems if you have local DNS on your machine or company network that this then bypasses. This HowTo explains how you can create exclusions for these addresses so they continue to work as they should.

With Microsoft recently announcing that they will be dropping support for Internet Explorer 11 in all their apps from next year, it seems the days are numbered for what used to be the most widely used browser in the world. However, there are still some ancient intranet and internet sites that will not work in any other browser... Until now!

Almost everyone will have had an app crash on them at some point. The first emotion felt is usually panic as you consider when you last saved what you were working on. Unless it has completely shut itself down in the process, the next task is to close it somehow. This HowTo explains all.

Our HowTo section this month takes a look at the Wayback Machine. This online tool allows you to view almost any website at various dates going back many years. While many probably use it just to see how their favourite websites have evolved, it can occasionally be a very useful tool if you need to find something from your old website.

This month's HowTo explains how to use a powerful and often underused tool in Microsoft's Outlook email application. Message Rules allow you to automatically apply all sorts of actions to your email. Always move an email from a certain address into a separate folder? Easy. Always mark an email with a certain phrase in the subject as important? Simple. Let's show you how...

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