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IMAP mail notification not working in Outlook 2010

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I’m using an IMAP account and since I upgraded to Outlook 2010, I no longer get any new mail alerts. I was using that feature in Outlook 2007 or previous. I want it back!!

This is a bug in Outlook 2010 but only if you are working with IMAP account. And there is no fix for that issue at the moment but you can do a workaround.

Workaround
Until a fix is released, you can create an alert rule as a workaround;

  1. Select the Inbox folder of your IMAP account.
  2. On the Home tab, click on the Rules button and choose Manage Rules & Alerts…
  3. Click on; New Rule…
  4. Select: “Apply rule on messages I receive” and press the Next button.
  5. Verify that no condition is selected and press Next.
  6. A warning will pop-up stating that this rule will apply to all messages. Press “Yes” to indicate that that is correct.
  7. Select one or more of the following actions;
    • play a sound
      at the bottom, click on “a sound” and browse to
      Windows 7 and Windows Vista: C:\Media\Windows Notify.wav
      Windows XP: C:\Media\Windows XP Notify.wav
    • display a specific message in the New Item Alert window
      at the bottom, click on “a specific message” and type your custom message. For instance;
      New IMAP messages
    • display a Desktop Alert
  8. Click Next and then Next again to skip the exceptions dialog.
  9. Specify a name for the rule and press Finish to complete the rule.
  10. If needed move the created rule all the way to the top.

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October 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Online safety Yes? or No?

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Am I secure online?  This is one big unknown for a typical user. How can I know that, you ask? Monthly, weekly or even daily there are patches issued for a software installed on your computer. Some software  do it automatically some don’t. Checking them all can be difficult and painful process. That is why not many do it but should do.
There is a quick solution for this. Simply go on to Secunia.com website and you have an option to run a free scan of most popular and important components of your system. Check this out.

There is also Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) program that installs on a windows. It’s free for Home Users and gives you more detailed information about detected vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks.  You can download it from the same website here.

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July 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Windows 7 God Mode

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I’ve gotten a number of emails about how to change different settings in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Some of my customers tried to do some system modiffications by installing 3rd party software. Some of them reported system to be unstable. The problem is some of that software gives you an options you actualy shouldn’t change unless you know exactly what are you doing.
Below I will show you a way to get an access to most of hiden system settings without using and installing any of so called magic tuneup, tweaking programs. The feature I am talking about is “Windows God Mode”. What it basically is, is an extended control panel that allows you to have control over various aspects of the OS that are not typically surfaced via a GUI (Graphic User Interface).

Here’s how you enable it:
Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”) then name it with code in line below, just copy and paste this:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Nothing major, frankly, but interesting. Use at your own risk, of course.

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July 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch

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Everybody has been waiting for this update a lot which should fix antenna problem (reception issue) in iPhone 4. So here it is, the new update Firmware iOS 4.0.1 from Apple has been released a couple of days ago for Public. It’s available for download and it is simple but take care!
It’s very important to follow few steps just in case something goes wrong. Stay away from iTunes and from Update button because it can really hurts without backup.
Steps to Upgrade your iDevice to iOS 4.0.1:
Step 1: Download your Firmware from the following links (official from Apple):
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G

Step 2: Download and install iTunes 9.2 from Apple Website.
Step 3: Connect your Device and Start iTunes
Step 4: Right Click on the iPhone Icon on the left in iTunes and choose “Backup” (now backup process will begin)
Step 5: After Backup your Data, Hold down Shift (Windows) / Alt (Mac) and click on Restore.
Step 6: Choose your iOS 4.0.1 Firmware you already downloaded.
Now give iTunes some time to do some upgrade processes. After this your Device will be updated to the newest iOS 4.0.1 version.

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July 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Posted in mobile, smartphone, software

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