Sunday, 19 April 2015

Microsoft Outlook - How to Leave A Copy Of Messages On the Server

If the option to Leave a copy of the message on the server is missing in Outlook 2010, it may be due to the type of email account you use. Of the most common types of email accounts, only POP3 accounts download the email to your computer.

If you have an IMAP, or HTTP (Gmail, etc.) account, mail is not generally stored on your computer. All email remains on the mail server until you delete it.

To enable (or disable) the Leave a copy of the message on the server option, follow these steps:
  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click the File tab > Account settings.
  3. Highlight your current POP3 account and click Change.
    Note: The window that opens will tell you what type of email account you have. (Look under Type.)
  4. Choose More settings and click on Advanced.
  5. You should see a check box titled: Leave a copy of messages on the server.
  6. Checking the box will enable Leave a copy of the message on the server.
Note: Enabling Leave a copy of the message on the server will allow you to access your email from multiple computers.

If you would like to know more about different email account types, see Introduction to e-mail account types.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Auto-complete - On or Off?

Microsoft Office Auto-Complete

The Auto-Complete List is a Microsoft Outlook feature which brings up suggestions for names and e-mail addresses as you begin to type them. These suggestions are possible matches from a list of names and e-mail addresses derived from the e-mail messages that you have sent.

Auto-Complete list

By default, this feature is turned on in Outlook. To turn on or off Auto-Complete List name suggestions, do the following:
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Mail.
  4. Under Send messages, select or clear the Use Auto-Complete List to suggest names when typing in the To, Cc and Bcc lines check box.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Error: 0x8004102C error message hotmail 2010 exceeded its message limit and some items could not be synchronized

There is restriction set by Hotmail on number of messages sent on any given day. The daily messages limit is not only for Hotmail users but even applicable for other Internet Service providers (ISP) and E-mail Service providers (ESP). It is solely based on how the ISP and ESP have the restrictions set in order to block Spam e-mails and there is nothing we can do with the MAPI client.

You may refer to the following link on daily message limit for Hotmail/Windows Live users:

Any e-mails you send through Outlook will eventually goes through the respective Service provider and restrictions are set on the server whether to block the messages or limit the e-mails exceeding on a daily basis.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

My Email Text is Too Small or Too Big

When you compose, reply to, or forward an email message, and the message body (including the text) becomes larger or smaller than the size that you are used to seeing which means that you might have accidentally changed the zoom view setting.

There are a few simple steps for fixing this: 

When the zoom view is changed, the setting is persistent on all future messages you compose, reply to, or forward.

NOTE    The zoom view setting doesn't affect how your recipients will see the message. Messages always open at 100-percent zoom view size.

Change the Size

To adjust the contents when you are composing or reading a message, you have two options  — use your mouse wheel button or the Zoom command on the ribbon.

Use a mouse wheel button to change the zoom

If you have a pointing device, such as the Microsoft IntelliMouse pointing device or any other mouse that has a wheel button, you can use the wheel button to zoom in on, or out of, the body of a message.

  1. Click the message body.
  2. Press and hold CTRL while you rotate the wheel button to zoom in or out.

Use the ribbon controls to change the zoom

The zoom level of the message view can be changed in the ribbon.

  1. Click the message body.
  2. On the Message tab, in the Format group, click Zoom.
  3. In the Zoom dialogue box, under Zoom to, click 100% for the default size, or use the other options to specify a custom zoom size.

Change the size of contents in the Reading Pane

To change the size of contents in the Reading Pane, use the zoom slider control at the bottom of the window.

View zoom control

The zoom resets automatically to 100% when another item is selected. There is no way to permanently set the zoom level.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Recalling an Email

If you're in an Exchange environment (work, school, etc.) meaning your mail server is an Exchange server, when you try to recall a message you'll get an email in return that either your recall was successful or it wasn't (the recipient already opened it). 

If you're a home user and your mail server is hosted by an ISP or webmail (Gmail, Hotmail, etc.), then recalling a message won't work. 

In order to recall a message, if you have a Microsoft Exchange mail serever, you must do it directly from the sent email. You'll find the selection under Other Options. 

If you are connected to any other type of mail server, this option won't work. Outlook is an excellent product, and as a Microsoft product works best when connected to a Microsoft Exchange server and you'll have access to all the functions. including both Message Recall and even Recovering Deleted Items. 

If you're a home user, Outlook is still an excellent product but will lose some degree of functionality as a result. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Introducing Windows 10

Here's a quick rundown:
- Return of the Start menu. After being inexplicably removed from Windows 8, the Start menu is back, and includes a new personalizable space for favorite apps, programs and websites.
- Apps in windows. With Windows 10, Microsoft has standardized the format for apps from the Windows Store and regular desktop programs. Both now run in traditional windows that can be resized and minimized from the bar at the top.
 - Multiple desktops. A feature Mac users have enjoyed for years: the ability to create and swap between different desktops.
- A soup-ed Snap. The "Snap" feature, which allows users to work on multiple apps at once from the same screen, has been redesigned with a new quadrant layout to allow for up to four programs at once.
- New Task view button. A new button on the task bar takes you straight to a single screen that displays all your open apps and files (the old Alt + Tab trick).
 Microsoft will allow business customers to choose specific Windows features to upgrade one at a time, rather than being forced to transition all at once from an older version.
Microsoft says Windows 10 "will run across the broadest range of devices ever," from consumer products like PCs, tablets, Xboxes and phones to enterprise data centers and "Internet of Things" connected devices. There will be just a single app store for all these formats, and Microsoft says it will be possible for developers to write an application once and then deploy it across device types.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

CCMA Album of the Year Nominations

"All Kinds of Crazy" Nominated for CCMA "Album of the Year"
Saskatoon, SK July 21, 2014:  Codie Prevost's album "All Kinds of Crazy" has been a huge success since being independently released March 1, 2014. It debuted at #6 on the ITunes Canada Country Albums Chart, is nominated for "Country Recording Of The Year" at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards, and is now nominated for "Album Of The Year" at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. 
 Prevost says he couldn't be more thrilled: "A lot of hard work goes into making an album and when it's finally finished you release it hoping people will like it and respond to it. As an artist the reaction to "All Kinds Of Crazy" has been overwhelming. I have my fans, my team, and my family to share these moments with and this wouldn't be possible without them" exclaimed Prevost.
Other nominees in the "Album Of The Year" category include Dean Brody with "Crop Circles"; Brett Kissel with "Started with a Song"; Tim Hicks with "Throwdown"; and Dallas Smith with "Tippin' Point EP". This makes Prevost the only independent artist to be nominated in this category.
The CCMA Awards Show will be held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on September 7, 2014.  Tickets for the event are available at 

To listen to the album "All Kinds Of Crazy" follow the links below:

Press Release Written By: Blake Melin

For Media Inquires Contact: Al Leblanc
Phone: (306)862-6919

I blogged about Codie Prevost's All Kinds of Crazy album earlier this year, which is one even non-country fans should give a listen to. His vocals are wonderful and his performances strong and honest. He is personable, friendly, approachable. He is a winning combination of performer, writer, and person. I urge you to check out the links to listen to him or even check out his YouTube channel.  

The link to my blog about All Kinds of Crazy by Codie Prevost: