POP settings

November 12, 2008

For some reason, does not allow you to connect to your email via a client such as Outlook without paying a yearly fee, but does. They’ve got no complaints from me.

In Outlook, use the following settings… under Account > Account Settings, click “New”


on the bottom right, click “more settings”.


click the “outgoing server” tab, and change these settings.


on the “advanced” tab, change the above settings, then keep clicking the “ok”‘s until your back in your inbox.


Read Office 2007 files in Office 2003

June 1, 2008

With the Office 2007 compatibility pack, you can read Office 2007 docx compliant files from Office 2003, but not write them.


To save the headaches of the .DOCX file format, always save your word documents in .DOC format, as it’s compatible with everything out there.

Using Outlook to Access web-based Email

January 12, 2008
  • You will need a paid email account from Yahoo or Hotmail
  • Go to the mail settings and you should get POP information
  • Enter the POP information into Outlook and you’ll be able to access the email from Outlook.
  • There are free programs that are available that will allow you to access Hotmail or Yahoo, but they’re finicky in that they sometimes work, and sometimes don’t. One such example is YPOPs from, though it doesn’t always work.
  • Hotmail support is built into Outlook, but only works with Hotmai accounts created before 2004, and it’s hit-and-miss. Hotmail currently has no stable way, paid or otherwise, to access it from Outlook or any other client. You must go to the website to check your email, which is rather silly. 
  • POP3 access is not free with the US version of Yahoo Mail, but it is with the Canadian version at If you have an account with the US version, you can forward it to your Canadian Yahoo account. For Yahoo Canada, the send and recieve information for the incoming is ‘’, and the outgoing is ‘’.
  • To access your Account Settings in Outlook, click on the ‘Tools’ menu and choose ‘Account Settings’ to review the information.

  • Enable Images in Outlook

    August 26, 2007

    In Outlook 2003:

    1. Start Outlook.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
    3. Click the Security tab, and then click Change Automatic Download Settings.
    4. In the Automatic Picture Download Settings dialog box, click to clear the Don’t download pictures or other content automatically in HTML e-mail check box.
    5. Click OK two times.

     In Outlook 2007:

    1. Click on “Tools”, then “Trust Center”

    2. Click on “Attachment Download”

    3. Uncheck the box next to “don’t download images automatically…”

    Outlook rules stopped working

    May 16, 2007

    You can run them manually if they no longer run automatically. You may be able to fix the problem with the following command, but you may lose your rules in the process.

    outlook.exe /cleanprofile


    Here’s another method from

    If your rules have stopped working or are working inconsistently then it could me due to a corruption in your data file. Luckily there are a couple of built in tools that should be able to fix this problem.

    Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 and there should be to exe’s:

    • scanpst.exe
    • scanost.exe

    Close down Outlook and make sure that any Outlook processes are also closed then put the above exe’s one at a time.

    Convert .docx to .doc

    April 10, 2007

    Here is a couple of links to a free websites that will convert Microsoft Word “.docx” format to the more traditional “.doc”.

    Delete all items in Outlook Calender

    April 10, 2007

    Warning  The following steps will delete all items in your calendar, including holidays that are automatically added to the calendar. You can re-add or remove holidays deleted during these steps, but your other items will be unrecoverable.

    1. In the Navigation Pane, click Calendar.
    2. On the View menu, point to Arrange By, point to Current View, and then click By Category.
    3. Click Categories: (none), and then press CTRL+A.
    4. All items in the list should now be selected.
    5. Press DELETE.