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Configure Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007 for Gmail IMAP and Yahoo Mail POP3

Update 2: Yahoo Mail now supports IMAP for all accounts; whereas, POP3 access required Mail Plus accounts. The Yahoo IMAP server is “”. Yahoo IMAP uses the same port 993 and SSL authentication settings as Gmail IMAP does. Update: The instructions below are specific to Outlook 2003, but will work…


Backing Up Windows Desktop Locally and Remotely

To prevent data loss on my Windows desktop, I’ve created automated scripts to backup the data locally and remotely. For both sections below, we will pretend that I want to backup two directories: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\Tax Files C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\Photos Backing Up Windows Desktop Locally The best way…


How to Protect Your Computer

Before you connect to the Internet, you should have anti-virus and anti-spyware protection enabled. You don’t need to pay for these software because they are free. Get the free Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus. If you are using Windows XP, get the free Microsoft anti-spyware Windows Defender. (Windows Defender is included with…

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