Archive for December, 2010

 

Outlook login box keeps appearing

The Outlook 2007 email password login dialog box keeps appearing. You can check the box for save password but it keeps popping up.

We have been getting email requests on this issue, and there seems to be volumes of  forum posts with all kinds of whacky answers including creating new mail profiles or reinstalling Office. The answer is usually a lot simpler (remember Occams Razor).

Go to accounts under the tools menu, double click your accounts name, wipe your password and re-enter it. Click on test email settings, then click ok and exit the snap-in.

 
 
 

10 Million Dominos thank you from Google.

The new Google search algorithm is called Caffeine. It follows the trend towards local based search and while this is helpful if you are looking for a computer shop in Kalamunda, Google Places fails a good percentage of small businesses whose services are not tied to a location, but service the greater metro areas.

Thanks for the thought Google.  But will we ever see a revision of Places for businesses that are not location specific?

You can see the full Google thank you here.

 
 
 

Xmas emails and hiding multiple recipients

Every year we see emails with xmas messages that have dozens of CC recipients.

The problem with this is that (a) everyone can see everyone elses email address (b) not everyone appreciates this, and (c) anyone who replies to your email will be read by everyone else on the CC list.

To hide all CC’d recipients follow these steps.

1. From the Outlook toolbar, click New and select Mail Message.

2. A new message window will appear.

3. Go to the Ribbon and select the Options.

4. In the Fields section, choose Show Bcc.

5. The Bcc field will appear. Place the address(es) you wish to send a blind carbon copy.

 
 
 

Free USB Volcano

As some of you may have noticed, Google organic search results (that’s the part you don’t pay for) have merged with Google Maps to better relate to real time location based search queries.

We wanted to test out the new Google Maps API and see how many people respond to the offers section, so we are offering everyone a free USB Volcano for xmas with every service call. The only catch is you have to ask for it and mention where you seen it.

The free offer lasts as long as stocks last or until December 20, whichever comes first.