Steps To Enable Pop In Gmail Account And Configure Outlook With Gmail

Outlook Email Setup

             Features Of Outlook

If you have a Gmail account, you can easily configure your Outlook program with it to access your mails even when offline. This will also help you to send and receive emails from the program without having the trouble of logging into your Gmail account in an internet browser.

In this post, we will check out the steps to enable POP in your Gmail account, so that you can configure it easily with Gmail.

Enabling POP

  • Launch your internet browser and login to your Gmail account. Locate the gear icon found at the right top corner of the screen, and click on it. Choose the option Settings from the drop down menu.
  • Select the option Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab from the top of the Settings window. You can enable POP for two functions. Either choose the first option Enable POP for all mail (even mail that is already downloaded), or the second option Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  • Click on the Save Changes button found at the bottom of the window, and log out from your Gmail account.

Configuring Outlook

  • Close the web browser, and open Microsoft Outlook email client application on your computer. Choose the option Tools from the menu bar and click Account Settings.
  • Select the button New under the tab Email. Choose from Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP in the first window, and click Next to continue.
  • Type your name under the Your Name section. Provide your Gmail address in the field for E-mail Address, and enter the password for the account in the required box. Type the password again in the window for Retype Password, and click on the Next button.

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                   Outlook Email Configuration

  • The next window will give you a message Online search for your server settings. First, the program will establish network connection and then search for the server settings of your Gmail address.
  • Once it successfully adds the email server, click Next, followed by Finish to complete the Outlook email setup.

Sometimes, you may receive an error message and the configuration may fail. In such a situation, you may use the Back button in the settings window, and go through the details that you have entered. It is better to delete the passwords in the Password and Retype Password fields, and enter the details once again.

This concludes how to configure your Gmail account in Outlook. If you find Outlook email setup tricky though, contact our tech support team for assistance.

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How To Uninstall And Remove Babylon Toolbar Completely From Chrome

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     How to remove Babylon toolbar

Babylon toolbar is a browser add-on developed and marketed by the popular translation service Babylon. This toolbar is a potentially unwanted program and slows down the browsing speed considerably. Here, we discuss simple instructions to remove toolbar from your Google Chrome web browser.

Instructions for removing toolbar

  • Press the CTRL and ESC keys found on the keyboard simultaneously for opening the Start menu and click on the Control Panel tab found in the right side pane.
  • A new window titled Control Panel will now appear on the screen. In the window, look for the option labeled as Programs and click on the link labeled as Uninstall a Program found under it. A new window will now appear on the screen showing all the programs and applications installed on your system.
  • Scroll down through the list looking for the Babylon Chrome Toolbar and click on it once, when you find it, for selecting the program.
  • Right click on the program and select the option labeled as Uninstall from the context menu that appears on the screen. If the system asks you for confirmation to remove Babylon toolbar, click on the Yes button in the popup window that appears on the screen to confirm the removal.

Instructions for changing homepage settings

  • Open the Google Chrome web browser by double clicking on its icon found on the desktop. When the browser window appears on the screen, click on the Chrome Settings icon (three horizontal lines) located at the top right corner of the browser window.

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             Uninstall Babylon toolbar

  • Click on the Settings tab in the drop down menu to open Chrome settings on a new page. Now, navigate to the Search section and click on the Manage Search Engines tab found there.
  •  A new window titled, as Search Engine will now appear on the screen, if Search the Web (Babylon) is your default search engine, then change it to Google or any other search engine of your choice.
  • After changing the homepage from Search the Web (Babylon) to Google, hover the mouse pointer over the toolbar and click on the small x shaped button found at the right most corner of the Babylon toolbar entry for removing it from the search engine list from Chrome.

If you follow these simple instructions given above, you will be able to remove Babylon toolbar and its related contents completely from your system.

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Viewing Group Schedules In Outlook 2002

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       Microsoft Outlook Express

With Outlook 2002, you can set up a group that makes it easy for you to send the same email message or invitation to all in one go. With this, you will be able to see the schedules of all the members in order to schedule a meeting among the team members. Here is a quick help with Outlook as to how to look into the group schedules.

This will let you look into the group schedule without having to type the name of the member in the group. This is an advantage since you will not leave out a member in your group when you check into the list.

Instructions To View The Schedules Of The Group Members In The Team

  • Open the Calendar in Outlook 2002.
  • Choose the option Actions, and then View Group Schedules. The dialogue box for Group Schedules opens containing the list of groups that you have created.
  • You would not find any group in case if you have not created any, you can create a new group by clicking on the New option. If necessary, you can also Delete a group from the list.
  • To Open the group for which you intend to check the schedule, either Double-Click on this or select and choose the Open option.
  • A window with the schedules shows up, which contains all the schedules of all the group members. At this juncture, you may Add or Delete a new member to the group.
  • Now you will be able to view the group schedules and schedule a meeting appropriately.

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Apart from these, you will also be able to see all the details in the calendar, with the Show Calendar Details, you will be able to see the schedule in the calendar as free or busy depending on the availability of each member of the group.

You will not able to see the details that are marked private, unless you have the permission to access the same from the owner. You can share public schedules by creating the schedules in the public folder calendar. To create this, you need permission from the owner since you will be able to provide Group Schedules from the same.

Hence, many such features are helpful to humanity. The issue starts when they start acting weird due to some external issues like a virus attack. In such cases, you will have to depend on professional tech support services for further help with Outlook.

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Removing The Yahoo Toolbar From Chrome

How To Remove Yahoo Toolbar

              Uninstall Yahoo Toolbar

Yahoo provides a toolbar for internet browser, which brings search and other features at the click of a button. It usually installs automatically on the browser that you use to surf the web, when you don’t pay attention to the installation prompts for some other software.

If you have missed the already checked option to install Yahoo Toolbar, you will be one of those unfortunate users who have to put up with Yahoo Toolbar in their computer. This thing changes two of your browser’s main settings, the home page and the default search provider. So, if you are wondering how to remove yahoo toolbar from your Chrome browser, here is how to do that.

Removing Yahoo toolbar from Chrome

  • Go to Tools option from the main menu in Chrome. Then go to Extensions and find the Yahoo toolbar from the list of installed add-ons installed.
  • Hit the trash button that says Remove from Chrome when you hover the cursor on it. That will uninstall the toolbar instantly.
  • Restart Chrome when this is done. You will not find any traces afterwards.

Removing Yahoo toolbar from Windows

Uninstalling Yahoo toolbar from Chrome is not enough though; you will have to remove the standalone installation that has been installed in the Windows system. For that, do the following.

  • Go to the Start Menu by hitting on the Start button. Select the Control Panel option. When the window pops up, click on the Uninstall Program option.
  • Check in the list of programs for anything related to Yahoo toolbar, and remove it.

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                 Yahoo Toolbar Search

Removing residual files

Sometimes, removing the toolbar from both the browser and Control Panel still leaves a few files and lingering registry keys in the system. You will need a registry cleaner utility to get rid of such leftovers.

AdwCleaner is a popular option for that. Install the program on your computer and launch it. Then run a full scan of the system, after which you will see details in the Chrome tab. All of the detected files will be checked by default, so just hit the Clean button.

Doing this will reboot the system. Make sure that every other application you have running is exited, or at least your data has been saved. During the reboot, those files that AdwCleaner could not fix will be permanently deleted.

That was how to remove yahoo toolbar from the Chrome browser, and roll back changes made by the installation. For more such tips, see our latest posts.

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Support For Windows XP Security Essentials Extended

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          Tech support by Windows

It was recently only that Microsoft ended their Windows tech support given to their old operating system named Windows XP. The same thing was opted for the Microsoft Security Essentials, which is the anti-malware suite of the company. However, the tech giant has suddenly changed their mind by extending the support given to their Microsoft Security Essential until July 2015. This decision took by Microsoft was a big relief for many of the Windows XP users as they can use Windows XP operating system without any worries defending it against virus or malwares.

The decision to extend the support for the anti malware suite has come as a result of the extreme competition coming from the Search giant Google. Google have already decided to support the Windows XP operating system by releasing Chrome update until 2015. It was this action taken by Google that prompted Microsoft to reconsider the end of support decision. Moreover, this is also done to please the existing businesses that rely on Windows XP and are unable to update their operating system because of the high cost.

Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center stated that, “Microsoft has announced the Windows XP end of support date of April 8, 2014. After this date, Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system. To help organizations complete their migrations, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to our antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015.”

This was one problem that needed to be addressed very quickly. It was by releasing updates that Microsoft decided to extend the Microsoft support given to the Windows XP Security Essentials. You might not be able to download new software after July 2014. Therefore, it is best to download the software before it becomes no longer available on the Microsoft servers, if you are a user who wishes to continue the use of Windows XP operating for many more years.

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Apart from all this, the best thing to do now is to upgrade your current Windows XP OS to any newer versions including Windows 7, or Windows 8 versions. This will help to keep your computer protected and the computer will function efficiently for many years. Microsoft said, “Our research shows that the effectiveness of anti-malware solutions on out-of-support operating systems is limited.” They added, “Running a well-protected solution starts with using modern software and hardware designed to help protect against today’s threat landscape.”

For further updates and news, contact Windows tech support team.

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