• tuesdays tipTuesday’s Tip with Amanda: Spring Clean Your Email

    Windstream understands staying in touch with family and friends is important. Customizing your Windstream.net email can make it easier to find that cookie recipe your aunt sent or keep track of the RSVPs to your annual spring BBQ….and it takes very little time.

    There are three easy things you can do to spring clean your email!

    1. Create Folders - Logging into your email can be a daunting task when you see all those messages staring back at you from your Inbox. Creating folders allows you to file your emails and makes them easy to find. You can even search your folders for an email. Did you know moving emails to a folder you create, saves the emails until you delete them? Windstream's mail servers will remove e-mails stored in the Inbox, Drafts and Sent Mail folders after 180 days from the received date.

    2. Build Filters - Once you’ve created the folders, you can optimize the settings in your Webmail to build filters, which can automatically send your emails to folders you designate or forward to another email address.

    3. Manage Junk Mail - When your Inbox is cleaned up, emails are filed and organized, keep it that way!  The best way to keep it cleaned it to get rid of junk mail. You can choose to delete junk mail or place junk mail in a folder called “Graymail” which you can access to review the messages and make sure you aren’t missing anything important.

    The settings menu also offers a lot of options for personalizing your email. You can customize anything from your signature on outgoing mail to choosing the way your name is displayed in a recipient's inbox when you send a message.  For further assistance making your inbox your own, check out our Email Help Center. Of course, you can always ask Wendy for help with your email questions, too.

    I feel more organized already, how about you?

    A Treat for You!

    Remember in my first blog, I mentioned my favorite chocolate truffle cookie recipe? Well, here you go! Send yourself an email with this recipe and file it in “Recipes” folder you just created!

    • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Confectioners' sugar (for dusting)

    1. Melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of chocolate chips and butter in the microwave, then let it cool for 10 minutes.
    2. Next, in a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla and the chocolate mixture.
    3. Now, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Then beat it into chocolate mixture and stir in remaining chocolate chips. 


    4. Cover and chill in your refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
    4. Roll into 1" balls and place on an ungreased baking pan or cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set. Cool on pan 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
    5. Repeat with remaining dough. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Makes about 4 dozen.

    Enjoy! A little tip: I sometimes substitute raspberry baking chips for the semi-sweet chips. Tastes delicious and adds a little extra sweetness.