Thursday, February 27, 2014

How To Setup SSL-IMAP In Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is an email manager program that is widely used by people all over the world for managing their emails. The application is not just an email client, but also a complete personal manager with a sophisticated calendar capable for storing schedules and meetings, note talking feature and an address book. Here we discuss how a user could configure an SSL-IMAP account in the Outlook program.

  • Open the Outlook email manager program and then click on the Tools menu found at the top of the application window in the menu bar.
  • From the drop down menu that appears, click on the E-mail accounts tab and then click on the option labeled Add a new email account.
  • Click on the Next button and then select the type of email account you wish to create as IMAP.
  • Click on the Next button and then type in your personal details like your full name and email address in the respective fields.
  • Now under the Server information tab in the Outlook setting window, fill in the incoming mail IMAP server information and the outgoing email server details as provided by your email service provider.
  • In the Logon section found in the application window, type in your login credentials like your username and password that you use to login to the IMAP server. Be sure to enter the login credentials correctly. You have a choice, either you can enter your password here or you can enter the password each time you try to login to the IMAP account.
  • Set if your outgoing server requires authentication or not by clicking on the More Settings button and then clicking on the check box found next to the option that says My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Usually this option is found inside the Outgoing mail server tab in the window.
  • If the Kerberos password you have is same as the password in the IMAP server, put a check mark in the checkbox found next to the option Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  • Click on the OK button and then on the Next button followed by the Finish button for saving the changes made in the Outlook setting page.
Now you have completely configured the Outlook email manager program in SSL-IMAP configuration. If you are not able to configure the program by following the simple instructions given above, contact the Outlook support team.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Microsoft Makes The Day One Update Available For Xbox One

Xbox One has been in news for quite some time. Earlier this month, online media discussed greatly about the possibility of a day-one offline update for the console. But, later on, the tech giant decided not to provide the offline update citing potential update issues. However, it came up with another pleasant surprise new - that the users would be able to update their console in about 15-20 minutes on the first day. The tech giant assures that there would not be any web traffic issues on the launch day as it has employed multiple servers to facilitate the day one update for millions of users across the world.

Earlier it was reported that the day one update download would probably take hours due to the expected heavy online traffic. So, many users thought that they could only start using their favourite Xbox One console only after a couple of days when the traffic lessens. Well, Microsoft has realised the concerns of the users and acted accordingly. According to Marc Whitten, the chief platform Architect of Xbox One, “We are optimizing Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible. While we’re still finalising the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users”.

Surprisingly enough, the Microsoft chat support network has not confirmed whether it meant the downloading of the day one update files or the installation time by 15-20 minutes period. If what it meant was the installation time, then users might still have to wait for a long time for downloading the updates.

Why does the day one update for Xbox One matter?

The mandatory day one update for Xbox One has confused the users and many think that it is unnecessary. However, Microsoft recommends the day one update. It is reported the day one update would come with many firmware tweaks. Moreover, the DRM policy and online check requirements call for a mandatory day one update for Xbox One. Sony’s PS4 (PlayStation 4) also had the day one update. However, Sony also offered the offline update option and reports indicate that more than 60 percent of the PS4 users made use of the offline update.

Whatever be the technical sides of day one update, the Xbox One fans across the world are eager to try the new console. According to the Microsoft chat network, they receive hundreds of calls every day regarding the Xbox One console and the day one update.