How to View Email Headers in Outlook 2010

Tracking down where an email came from can be useful at times. This can be done by viewing the email headers.

To see them in Outlook 2010, open the email you wish to view the headers for. Then click the File menu.
outlook 2010 file menu
Click the Properties button in the menu
outlook 2010 email properties
A new window will open and it will show you the headers
outlook 2010 email headers


Windows 7: Easy steps to a faster network

To start, if you're in a homegroup, exit it*. Once every PC has left the homegroup, it no longer exists.

Next, to disable HomeGroup and change encryption levels, open the Control Panel, select Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center. Once there, in the left-hand pane choose Change advanced sharing settings.

In the Home or Work section of the dialog box, scroll down to File Sharing Connections and click the radio button for Enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption. (Note: You need this setting anyway, if you want to share files between Win7 and an XP box. More on this to come.)

Next, a bit further down under HomeGroup connections, select Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers.

Save the changes, and you're done!

* To leave a home group: Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup. Click Leave the homegroup, and then click Finish.


NoReplyAll: An Outlook Plugin To Disable the Reply All & Forward Buttons

Many times we happen to get unwanted emails which are actually meant for a concerned person, but end up being in our Inboxes because the sender has hit the ‘Reply All’ button. You can avoid this scenario, at least in both Outlook 2010 and 2007.

A free add-in for Outlook called NoReplyAll disables the ‘Reply All’ and ‘Forward’ buttons in emails sent by you. You will see two newly added buttons, ‘No Reply All’ and ‘No Forward’ to your Outlook ribbon when composing a new e-mail.

So the next time you send a mass email, just click these buttons, and you and every one else is safe!

Download NoReplyAll Add-in

New Facebook Worm Posts Updates Automatically Infecting Friends

Here is a story from a victim of a new Facebook worm:

'I just got an update on Facebook from a friend asking what I was doing in a video they saw.  I clicked on the link and discovered I needed to login again to Facebook again…  Huh, that’s odd I thought as I typed my username and password again.  And just as I was pressing the enter key, that voice in my head went off and I realized I didn’t check the URL on the link.  Sure enough, the site I just logged into was NOT Facebook.com even though it looked just like Facebook.  Crisis mode…

I quickly jumped back into my REAL Facebook account and checked who else received my friends “message”.  Sure enough, the same message was being posted to every one of her friends obviously through an automated worm which I probably just picked up. I just fell victim to a classic Phishing attack.'

To avoid this happening to you DO NOT follow this link, if you see this message or anything close to it, simply delete the post so no one else will click it either. Next you should email the person who you got this from to let them know their account was compromised. It’s important to let them know because they’ll need to get rid of the culprit.

If you do get infected do this:

Step 1  - Login to your Facebook account and go to Account | Application Settings

Step 2 – Confirm you have the following two applications:

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Veoh Videos

Step 3 – Go to the little x on the right side and delete both the applications.

Once you delete those two applications your auto updates/posts should stop right away. I also highly recommend you change your password immediatly since they collected it earlier.

These types of things will most likely get worse in the future so we need to always be aware of what we’re agreeing to or signing up for when allowing applications to access our Facebook account.


Disable Threaded Conversation View In Gmail

Gmail groups all replies with their original message, creating a single conversation or thread, popularly known as Conversation View. Now any user who wants e-mail messages viewable in the traditional way, i.e, all messages and replies split and listed by date sequentially in the mailbox can disable and turn off the conversation view.

Login to your Gmail account.

Click on Settings (find it on the top right corner of the screen).

In the General tab, find the Conversation View section.

Click on the radio button of Conversation view off.

Click on Save Changes button.


The Shortened Guide to Goo.gl

Google has opened up its goo.gl URL shortener for everyone to use.

In short ;-)  it takes really long URLs:

http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2010/09/courts-disagree-on-expectation -of-privacy-regarding-social-media.html

and shortens them


which makes sharing long links by e-mail easier!


Microsoft Word Recovering from a Crash

Manually saving the file (the popular Control-S shortcut on Windows) is one way to retain more of your work. Although it does not replace manually saving the file at frequent intervals, recent versions of Microsoft Word include an AutoRecover function that can sometimes salvage a more recent version of a file after a crash.

To use the AutoRecover in Word 2010, go to the File menu and choose Options. On the left toolbar, click on Save. Make sure the checkbox is turned on next to “Save AutoRecover info every:” and then type the number of minutes between automatic saves of the file. The default is usually 10 minutes, but you can choose more frequent autosaves.

In Word 2007, you can get to the equivalent Save settings by clicking the Office Menu button, clicking on Word Options and clicking on Save in the left toolbar. In Word 2003, go to the Tools menu and choose Options.

The Word Options/Settings box also lets you turn on a checkbox to save a backup copy of your file on the computer; found under Advanced options.

After a system crash, Word’s AutoRecover function should kick in and show you the version of the file it saved on its own, which is hopefully newer than the last version you manually saved.