Category Archives: Computer Tips

15 Apr 2016

Computer Tips: Managing Your Email Account

Although most of our clients enjoy problem-free email year after year, some experience issues occasionally. The most common issue involves how the account is managed at your end. There is a setting found in the Outlook (and other) mail program that is used to “Leave a Copy of Messages on Server”. This is the problem. In Outlook, this is found under: Tools/Account Settings/Change/More Settings/Advanced tab On this Advanced Tab there is a box that one can check that tells us to leave a copy of every email on our mail server. Under that is another box to “Remove from server after __ days”. If this is not checked, then all your mail will accumilate until your mailbox is full – at which point your email system stops working. The solution is to either a) do not check the box to “Leave a Copy of Messages on Server”, or b) if you need to keep copies of mail on server, give it an expiration date by…

14 Mar 2016

Computer Tips: The Best Anti-Virus Tool is Free!

Most computers come with a free trial of one of the expensive Anti-Virus programs, such as McAfee or Norton. Once the trial expires, you are unprotected against malicious attacks via email or websites. To protect against this danger, a computer using the Internet needs a good Anti-Virus system. For over a decade, I have used a free program called AVG. It has never failed me.

16 Feb 2016

Computer Tips: Cleaning = Faster

Modern computers have become a vital part of a business owner’s daily life. They are now so sophisticated that we tend to think they maintain themselves and need no servicing. Not true!

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