Microsoft Outlook is part of an integrated program that is Microsoft Office Suite. It is included as a personal information manager, but mostly considered as an email client. MS Outlook has replaced the older scheduling & mail programs of Microsoft like Schedule + and Exchange Client. Outlook helps users to send & receive email, but using Microsoft Outlook, you can also organize calendar events, contacts list & schedules. You can add email accounts to Microsoft Outlook & configure it quite easily, without any expert knowledge. Configuration of Outlook can be done once you have collected all the required information from your ISP. After completing the setup, Outlook automatically saves the messages, mails, reminders, tasks, etc. on to your computer, which can be accessed whenever you want.
After setting up an email account, you can go through your mails, even without an active internet connection. Also, when back online, Microsoft Outlook will automatically fetch all the new mails. Email accounts should be updated along with the changes in the Internet Service Provider (ISP) password. Also, when your mail server settings or security settings are adjusted, you should change the email account settings too.
Follow the below given instructions to make required alterations to your email account.
Outlook setting alteration may vary according to the account type. For instance, only the Exchange server administrator can make any adjustment in the display name, if you are using an Exchange account. Outlook works with IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and POP accounts, POP3 being the common one, used by most users. You should check with the account type before moving on to change any Outlook setting. You can also customize your email account like changing your account name, by following a process such as the one given above.
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Outlook Express is the email client from Microsoft. It is also the default email client in Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. It helps you to download emails from your web servers to your computer. The major advantage of the email client is that these downloaded mails can be viewed later without an active internet connection. You can configure multiple email addresses in Outlook Express. Follow the steps below to configure Outlook setting and set up Outlook Express with your Bellsouth account.
Now with your Bellsouth account configured in Outlook Express, you can start using Outlook Express to access your emails that come in the Bellsouth account. Please be aware that any small change in the Outlook setting can result in errors. Therefore, you should take utmost care when you make changes in these settings.
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All operating systems and softwares need to be updated regularly to fix some of their vulnerabilities and to protect it against various virus and malware attacks. Many viruses and spyware are designed to attack a particular program by making use of a coding or function in that software. Also the operating system may have certain errors and bugs which need to be fixed.
For the Windows operating systems there is excellent Microsoft support available online from where the latest fixes and updates can be downloaded.
Microsoft Update for Windows XP
Microsoft Update for Windows Vista and Windows 7
You can also go to the Control Panel and turn on the operating system setting’s ‘Automatic Update’ option. This means that the operating system will automatically check whether any new updates or fixes are available online and automatically downloads and installs them on your system. But if you have a slow internet connection this might slow your update downloads. You can schedule regular ‘Automatic Updates’ for your system at a particular time when your online use is minimal.
If you are looking for a particular software fix or a patch and couldn’t find it online, contact Microsoft support to help you find a solution.
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In order to keep your system well protected from any virus and hacker attacks, you need to have the latest and updated operating system, anti-virus software and a good firewall. A firewall is designed to protect your network from any intrusion. It protects the computer by allowing only authorized persons to access the network and use the system resources.
The firewall programs have evolved over the years from basic Packet filters to Stateful filters and then to the Application filters. The Packet filters were designed to check and identify each data packets to make sure that they satisfied the specified rules. The Stateful filters were able to identify the transmission states namely the connections and exits. The Application filters were able to identify the transmission from various applications and the specific protocols used by them. The latest firewall software use a combination of the modified functions of these filters along with other security measures like using a proxy server on the network.
The network could be a small Local Area Network (LAN), a bigger Wide Area Network (WAN) or the internet. In all of these cases, your system remains vulnerable to unwanted attacks and intrusions.
All Windows operating systems come with an inbuilt Windows firewall for network protection. The Windows firewall filters transmissions between the system and the network. It essentially sets up a gateway or a check-post where only the authorized data packets are let through.
Using third party firewall softwares
Windows support the installation and running of any third party firewall or anti-virus software. There are plenty of firewall software available online. Some of them have very complex filtering options that give excellent protection but would give you unnecessary troubles whenever you connect anything to your system. It would keep issuing warnings and would demand you to keep granting permissions and authorizations for all types of transmissions. Such firewall systems are meant for the users who have some technical knowledge regarding networking and network security.
The firewall configuration process is very important. Based on these settings, a certain level of firewall protection will be provided for your system. If there is an error in the configuration settings, you would find yourself unable to access the internet or do multi-player gaming with your friends.
The Windows Support offers an array of security solutions for your computer. The Windows Defender and the Windows Essentials security applications are some of them, which will either be bundled with your OS or can be downloaded online.
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The performance capability of a system can be determined from the configuration of the RAM installed in it. An inadequacy in the system RAM configurations can result in system slowdown. Whenever you install a new program or application on the system hard drive, you are adding more load to the RAM. Before you install a particular application, you need to check the configuration of your RAM and at the same time the system requirements of the particular application.
Whenever you encounter a system slowdown-related issue, make sure that it is not caused due to a malware attack. Make use of the antivirus software to remove the malware. If the problem still prevails, it might be due to the incapability of the RAM. You may add more RAM into your system in order to enhance its performance and speed. However, incorporating a new RAM can be costly. Instead of adding a new RAM, you may enhance the system performance with the help of a flash drive. Here are the Windows 7 Help instructions to accomplish the same.
Flash drive options for RAM
Things to keep in mind
Here are the things to keep in mind before you perform this task.
These are the Windows 7 Help instructions to incorporate a flash drive to enhance system memory. Contact the Windows Help team for further clarifications on the same.
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