How do I remove temporary Internet files from the hard disk of my computer to free up space or to ensure I have the latest version of a page?
"Temporary internet files are web pages and information elements such as graphics which are stored on your hard disk as you view them. This speeds up the display of pages you frequently visit because your browser can open them using the information stored temporarily on your hard disk, instead of downloading the information from the Web. In Internet Explorer, select Internet Options (the last option) from your drop down Tools menu on the main menu bar. A floating window appears and in the default window you will see a Temporary Internet Files heading (the second option), and under this heading you will see a button marked Delete Files. Click on this button and all the temporary files will be deleted from the Temporary Internet Files folder."
Sick and tired of spam? Here are some ideas to prevent spam
When it comes to spam, clichés ring true. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. Make no mistake, it's not hard for spammers to find your contact information. Whenever you make your e-mail address available on the Internet, there's a chance that a junk mailer will snap it up. Here are just a few online activities that can expose you to spam:
- Chatting online
- Posting notes to message boards or newsgroups
- Joining mailing lists
- Creating a member profile on a web site
- Creating a web page (where you may be listed as a Webmaster)