Archive for June, 2012


How to show conversation view in Outlook 2010

Today I had an ongoing email discussion with one of our suppliers and needed to recall various details from some of the emails, including one with the original invoice.

I have conversation view enabled so this made things a lot easier. All todays emails, both from sender and replies from me are grouped together so it’s easy to locate specific emails.

To enable conversation view click the view tab. You can click the “conversation settings” tab to modify settings and the set by date, sender, to and size are other options on display in the ribbon.



Cannot send email on iphone because server does not allow relaying

Over at the various Apple forums this is a common issue, you cannot send emails because the server does not allow relaying. There also seems to be no answers forthcoming from Apple while its users struggle to resolve the smtp issues.

Apple products such as ipad and iphone have caching issues and every now and again need to be turned off and restarted. In every case we have encountered of the “error relay message” this resolved the issue and the emails sitting in the outbox flew out at restart.

To properly turn off and restart an iphone or ipad hold the start button and the close switch at the top of the device together. Wait for the turn off your iphone message to appear, then continue to hold wait another second or two, the screen will go black. Then press the top start button to see the apple logo appear.

This should be done once a week in all Unix based systems and less frequently in Windows systems.