A List of SMTP and IMAP Server

Default Ports: Server: Authentication: Port: SMTP Server (Outgoing Messages) Non-Encrypted AUTH 25 (or 587) Secure (TLS) StartTLS 587 Secure (SSL) SSL 465 IMAP Server (Incoming Messages) Non-Encrypted AUTH 143 Secure (TLS) StartTLS 143 Secure (SSL) SSL 993 Googlemail – Gmail Server: Authentication: Port: SMTP Server (Outgoing Messages) smtp.gmail.com SSL 465 smtp.gmail.com StartTLS 587 IMAP Server…

5 Very Important Gmail Security Tips

It’s important to take every preventive measure possible to avoid any compromise of your Gmail account. Here are a few tips for Gmail users that are concerned about security. Note that most of these tips are recommended by Google itself and hence are extremely important. Always Use HTTPS this is a very important security feature…

How Do I Change the Default for Free & Busy in Outlook Calendar?

The default free/busy setting in Microsoft Outlook is changeable using an advanced feature in the program called forms. The status can be changed for new appointments so you don’t have to change it each time. This saves you time and hassle when entering many appointments. The default setting for most appointments is free, but can…

12 Gmail Plugins to Boost Productivity

What’s your favorite Gmail plugin or service to increase email productivity and efficiency? 1. Rapportive I love using Rapportive to get some (publicly available) background info on the person who has just emailed me. With so many colleagues, clients and contacts, it’s great to place the email with a name, face, business and social media…

Host your own e-mail server

E-mail is more pervasive these days than the business letter was just a couple of decades ago. Having a reliable e-mail server is crucial to most businesses. However, many companies—particularly smaller ones—have not taken the next step to host their own mail servers. Some rely on their local ISP to provide e-mail services, while others…

Bulk-create external contacts in Exchange Online

Do you have lots of existing business contacts that you want to include in the shared address book in Exchange Online? Or add your contacts as members of distribution groups, just like you can with users inside your company? If so, you can use Windows PowerShell and a CSV (Comma Separated Value) file to bulk…

Backup Exchange 2003 with NTBACKUP

Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 already have the NTBACKUP software installed by default. However, installing Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 on these machines will upgrade NTBACKUP and allow it to be used to backup the Exchange databases (also known as Stores). Note: You can also Backup Exchange 2000/2003 from a Non-Exchange Server. To…

Export All Mailboxes from Exchange2007 without the Fuss…

OK, so you have managed to get yourself through the nice issue of being able to export email from exchange2007 via Power-shell http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964(v=exchg.80).aspx , Where you needed a whole list of things (32 bit machine,Powershell,.net framework,Exchange Management Tools (2007),Outlook,IIS components enabled etc… but you still have the problem of needing to export ALL mailboxes at once (seperating…

Backup Exchange 2007 with NTBACKUP

The Right Way to Backup Exchange Server 2007 Option # 1 – use a backup that is an off-line-level backup. Take the database off-line, do the backup and put it back on-line. Option # 2 – the best type of backup for an Exchange Server is an “exchange-aware” backup. This type of backup will capture…