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Add Email Signature To Office 365 Outlook

Office 365 can seem confusing at times. Lots of options you can choose from and configure. Finding what you need, like how to add an email signature, probably can be an issue.

Lets cover one of the main issues our clients run into. How do I set up my signature?

After you login, click the gear icon on the upper right corner
Office 365 Gear Icon

Below that, you want to click on My App Settings -> Mail
My App Settings

Finally, on the left side of the screen you will see a bunch of options. Look for Layouts -> Email Signature
Email Signature

You are all set.

Note: Your signature is separate from the email signature in Outlook on the PC. Seems like they would be both stored online but they are not. They are both stored separately. So, if you email from Office 365, it will use the one you just created. If you email through Outlook, it will use the one in Microsoft Outlook on your PC. Due to this issue, make sure you keep your signatures the same.

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Email: Pop3 Set Up For Outlook and Office 365

Start ->Control Panel->Mail (You might need to switch the view to “Classic View” to see the Mail icon. Look at the left column for a link to switch the view)

Using Windows 7 or Windows Vista – Try the start icon (lower left hand corner) and in the box type mail -> E-Mail Accounts

Outlook

Creating a new pop 3 account
After you click on Mail – > Email Accounts – > New

 

Make sure you input your name and current email address. Your password has been given to you.

 

Next click More Settings

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Make sure you input your name and current email address. Your password has been given to you.

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Next click More Settings

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Click Close – > Next -> Finish

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How To Watch Blackout MLB.TV Baseball Games Online

Baseball season begins April 4th 2016. If you are a Major League Baseball fan like me, especially a Fantasy Baseball fan, then you would love to watch different games outside your local area. You can do that by signing up for MLB.TV. Its is less than $110, for the YEAR! . All the games and all the teams. Well….. not all the teams.

The problem is, MLB blocks  your local team games via your own IP location. That is the trade-off MLB made with the cable companies and local teams. You see, TV money is where baseball franchises make a TON of revenue. So Major League Baseball does not want to cut that cash cow off. So how do we get around this?

Step 1.

You need to use a VPN service. I use ibVPN or invisible browsing VPN. They have been great so far. Using a VPN service basically tricks the MLB.TV server into thinking you are from a different state. Hence bypassing the local blackout restrictions. This works fine if you are on your PC or tablet. But what if you want to watch it on your TV?

Step 2. Options for TV.

If you want to watch baseball games on your TV you have two options.

Option 1.

You can buy Google Chromecast and stream the live games to your TV. Once you configure Chromecast to work with the Google Chrome browser. Going to mlb.tv on the Google Chrome browser, will give you the option to stream the games through Chromecast to your TV.

Option 2.

If you have something like a Rokuor Xbox One . You can download the MLB app. Whoever the problem is still with blackouts. Well you are in luck.

ibVPN has a feature called SMARTdns. Follow the instructions to change your ISP’s DNS on your router. Then your whole home, no matter what device, will bypass the blackout. You wont even need to turn the VPN service on anymore when you are on your PC or device.  SMARTdns works on your router so the bypass happens before it gets to your device.

Caution. Sometimes this can mess with things like Netflix or Amazon so just keep that in mind if you notice any weird error messages when access these services.

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How To Watch Live NFL Games Online * Updated 2017

I have been looking for ways to save on cable TV service for many years. The thing that scared me the most about getting rid of cable was that I was not going to be able to watch live sporting events. I found that I can watch them online. I can even watch live NFL games online. With some research, I found a way to get my live sports on the internet.

Step 1. Using the VPN Service to Watch Football

A VPN service is going to be needed. I like ibVPN or invisible browsing VPN. Both have been good to me so far. The NFL has exclusive deals with DirectTV so there are some issues for fans. The NFL cannot allow fans in the United States to sign up for the full NFL Gamepass package. This VPN will trick the NFL service to think that you live in a different country. This allows you to bypass the restrictions and see the games. You will be able to access the NFL games and not have to worry about being blocked. You will have access to just about any game that you want. This is great for people that may not get the games of their favorite teams. Now you can watch the games that you want to see and not just the games that the cable network broadcast in your area.

 

There are two different types of NFL Gamepass. The version for the United States is found at www.nfl.com/gamepass. This site will allow you to see replays of the games. When you type in the address you are automatically sent to the USA site.

The site http://gamepass.nfl.com is for people living outside of the United States. This is the site the rest of the world uses to watch American football games. They can watch these games online live while they are happening. The content is streamed over the internet and right onto their computer. This site is available just about anywhere in the world. When you click on gamepass.net.com it will bring you to www.nfl.com/gamepass. People from the USA are not allowed to have access to this site. You can sign up for ibVPN online and then configure this site to the router or your computer. This is not as difficult as it may sound. Once you have done this click on http://gamepass.nfl.com. This will bring you to a new NFL gamepass web page. You need to fill in your information during the signup process and they you are ready to see your games. This allows you to watch the NFL games live on your home computer. The NFL will not know that you are a resident of the United States and you will be able to see any NFL football game you want.

Step 2. You can Watch the NFL Streamed To Your TV

There is another option that will let you watch the NFL games on your TV set. Some people want to see the game on a bigger screen so they do not miss anything. They want to see the live action on a big tv and the computer screen may not do it for them. This is how to access the games on your TV screen.

*You can use the Google Chromecast.

* You need to configure the Chromecast to work in the Google Chrome browser.

*Go to http://gamepass.nfl.com while using Google Chrome.

* Access will be granted to stream NFL games through Chromecast and right to your TV

Step 3. Watch NFL Games for Free

There are ways to watch NFL games for free. A site such as reddit.com have forums that will show you how to access these games. There are websites that members post that are airing the NFL games for free. There is a good option for people that do not have the extra money to pay.

Now NFL fans can cut out their cable service. Many people hold onto their cable subscription just so they can get the NFL games during football season. With these other methods to watch the games, you no longer have to pay for cable just to watch football. Using these services you can also get any game that you want. If your team is not broadcast in your area you can now watch the game thanks to this internet streaming.

Post any questions or comments below and I will try to answer them.

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Outlook Spell Check in Google Chrome

I use Google Chrome almost exclusively as my main browser. When checking my personal email in Outlook, I noticed there is NO spellcheck button. Microsoft figures why have that feature when the browser can take care of spelling. So how do I enable spell checking in Google Chrome.

Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the top right -> Settings ->Show advanced settings.

Show advanced settings

Languages

Languages and input settings

 

Enable Spell Checking

Spell checking

 

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Terminal Server Has Exceeded The Maximum Number Of Allowed Connections

Ever see this lovely image when you try to Remote Desktop into a Windows Server? When you deal with a large organization you tend to see this alot and it is annoying.

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Windows Server only allows two remote connections at any time. If two users did not log off properly, then you are stuck until they actually log off or the server is rebooted. We show you a quick and easy way to fix the terminal server has exceeded the maximum number issue.

For Windows Vista/7/10:

Start -> type Remote Desktop -> Right Click the shortcut, click Properties. Copy the target field into notepad. You will return it later.

In the target field paste the following:
%systemroot%\system32\mstsc.exe /admin

You are basically adding the /admin to the end of the shortcut.

For Windows XP:

Start -> All Program -> Accessories -> Communications,

Right click Remote Desktop Connection and click Properties. Copy the target field into notepad. You will return it later.

In the target field paste the following:
%systemroot%\system32\mstsc.exe /admin

Same here you are basically adding the /admin to the end of the shortcut.

Next Step

Click OK to save.

Remote Into Server With New Target Field

Now you will get past the terminal server has exceeded the maximum number alert box and into the server.

Right click task bar -> Task Manager – >Select the Users tab.

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You will see all the users connected to the server. Select a user, and then click the Logoff button.

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Now log off normally and reconnect to normal way with Remote Desktop and you are back in business.

Make sure you return the target field in you short cut back to normal.

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Another great resource is How-To Geeks: Command Line Hack for: “Terminal Server Has Exceeded the Maximum Number of Allowed Connections”

However, we have found our method works better than the command line hack they suggest.

Show File Extensions in Windows 7

I recently switched computers and needed to change a .txt file to a .csv file. Problem is, I couldn’t see the file extension, just the file icons. With these steps, I was back on track.

 

  1. Start menu ->type “folder options” (without the quotes)
    Or
    Start menu -> Control Panel -> View by -> Large Icons -> Folder Options
    Control Panel - View BY
  2. Uncheck  “Hide extensions for known file types”.
    Folder Options - Hide File
  3. Click “OK”

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Robot META Tag Values

What are Robot Meta Tags and why do you care?

Meta elements are tags used in HTML or XHTML documents to provide structured metadata about a Web page. They are part of a web page’s head section. Multiple Meta elements with different attributes can be used on the same page. Wikipedia

These tags called Robot tags, tell the search engines what to do and how to view your website.

The code would look something like this
[codesyntax lang=”html4strict”]

<HEAD>
 	<title>Page Title</title>
 	<META name="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW" />
</HEAD>
[/codesyntax]

 

This tells the search engine two things. One, to not index this page NOINDEX. Two, do not follow any links to other pages NOFOLLOW.

Here are a list of tags to use for your website.

Function COde Summary
Indexer: ignore content;Robot: follow links

<META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOINDEX”>

Use this for pages with many links on them, but
no useful data, such as a site map.Because “follow” is the default, you don’t have to include it.
Indexer: include content;Robot: do not follow links

<META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOFOLLOW, INDEX “>

Use this for pages which have useful content but
outdated or problematic links.
Indexer: ignore content;Robot: do not follow links

<META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW”>

This is for sections of a site that shouldn’t be indexed and shouldn’t have links followed. Putting access control, such as a password, is much better for security.
Indexer: include content;Robot: follow links

<META name=”ROBOTS” content=”INDEX,FOLLOW”>

This is the default behavior: you don’t have to
include these.
Search results pages should not show “cache” link <META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOARCHIVE”> Useful if the content changes frequently: headlines, auctions, etc.

The search engine still archives the information, but won’t show it in the results.

Search results pages should not display the Open Directory Project (ODP) title and description for the page.

<META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOODP”>

Encourages search engines to use the page title tag, and match term in context, or META Description tag content instead of the ODP content, which may be misleading or outdated.

This is a big one to use.

Search results pages should not display the Yahoo Directory title and description for the page

<META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOYDIR”>

Same as above, only for the Yahoo directory, and the other search indexers will ignore it.
Search results pages should not display any description or text context for this page. Title only, I guess. <META name=”ROBOTS” content=”NOSNIPPET”> Encourages the search engines to use the title only, and to suppress the “cache” link. Might be useful if the site has special plus box listings in search results, but otherwise, not so much.