A - Kesem is a word of Hebrew origin that means 'magic'. Even after 30 years in the computer industry, it still seems like computers perform magic (at least to me it does). It is also meant to mean that we seem to perform 'magic' on broken or mis-configured networks and computers. It is also chosen to imply that our web content management products put the magic into maintaining your web site.
A - This is a question we hear often. We think that viruses and spyware might just be the most costly item to American business since the advent of social security (but that's another story..). The answers are practical and simple. First, know your sender. Do not set your e-mail program to display the contents of e-mails automatically. Read who it's from and the subject. Open only items you expect or from folks you know. Definitely open attachments ONLY from folks you know. Use or buy an antivirus product and keep it up to date. Set your browser's security to prompt you before running programs or downloading data from web sites. Use the 'whitelist' feature in your browser to identify safe sites, so as to make your Internet use faster and easier.
A - To view your E-mail on the web type the following address in to your address bar, as shown:
Then type in your E-mail address with your domain name (example email@example.com not just "marty") as your "User ID" and the password you were given.
A - To set up an e-mail account in Outlook click here for a Flash demonstration of how to set up and email account in Outlook. (This is not Outlook Express, but the full version that comes with MS Office.)
A - Here's how most mail servers and web hosting companies deal with mail when the destination server does not answer:
- If they do not contact the recipients mail server or if the mail server does not respond properly, the senders email server sends a "failure to deliver message" notice back to the sender. That message has details about how many times and on what schedule your email will be resent for delivery>
- Typically they retry every 15 minutes for 4 hours, then every four hours for several days.>
- Then when a 'permanent failure' occurs, where after several days, the mail is still undeliverable, the sender is again sent a message telling them that their message was deleted from the server.
- Some mailers delete ALL undeliverables and leave it to the sender to resend, after checking the address etc...
- Most mailers have at least 4 or 12 or 24 hours of retries.
A - First of all, it is mportant to understand that if you perform this specific registry change, you will be allowing Outlook to accept POTENTIALLY HARMFUL ATTACHMENTS !!.!!.!! PLEASE - if you are unsure what this means, leave things as they are.
The rationale is that these documents can contain viruses or other harmful code, but the fact that Outlook doesn't let you disable or at least customize this feature is just plain stupid. Here's how to do it:
- Close Outlook.
- Open the Registry Editor (click 'Start', then 'run', then type: 'regedit' , then click'OK').
- If you using Office XP/2002, expand the branches to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Office\ 10.0\ Outlook\ Security
If you using Office 2003, expand the branches to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Office\ 11.0\ Outlook\ Security
- Create a new string value by selecting New and then String Value from the Edit menu.
- Name the new value Level1Remove.
- Double-click the new Level1Remove to edit it, and enter the filename extensions you'd like to stop Outlook from blocking. Extensions should be typed in lower case, without the dots (.), and separated by semicolons (;). For example, type
to allow .exe, .mdb, and .vbs attachments, respectfully.
- Click Ok and then close the Registry Editor when you're done.
- The next time you restart Outlook, you'll now be able to open previously-blocked attachments. (If an attachment is still blocked, you likely got the filename extension wrong.)