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Email Setup for Windows Mail (Windows 8, 10)

Step 1 – Click the Settings icon then Manage Accounts.

Step 2 – Click Add account.

Step 3 – Select Other account.

Step 4 – Add your email address and password then click Sign in.

Step 5 – Click Advanced on the next screen.

Step 6 – Add your mail settings and click Sign in.

Step 6 – Test the email account by sending an email from / to your email address (e.g. from john@yourdomain.net.au to john@yourdomain.net.au). If this device can receive mail, the incoming server settings are correct. If the device can send mail, the outgoing server settings are correct as well.

 

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Fix Email Settings in Outlook 2016 for Windows

Step 1 – Click on FILE.

Then click on the Account Settings option (click Account Settings, then click the next box named Account Settings).

Step 2 – (1) Select the account you want to fix, then (2) click Repair.

Step 3 – Select Advanced Options then Let me repair my account manually.

Step 4 – Ensure the email settings match the below:

(1) The Email Address and Username should both show the full email address.
(2) Incoming and Outgoing mail server should be the same.
(3) If your password is in there, keep it as it is. Come back to this and re-add the password if your email still fails after checking the other settings.
(4) Make sure the “Require logon using Secure password” box is unticked.
(5) Click More Settings

Step 5 – Make sure the “My outgoing server requires authentication” box is ticked, and “use same settings as my incoming” is selected. Click on the Advanced tab once this is set.

Step 6 – Make sure the Server Port and Root folder path settings are the same as below. Click OK once that’s done.

Step 7 – Once that’s done, click Next > Outlook will attempt to connect to our server.

If everything is correct, you’ll see something like this.

 

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Outlook 2016 for Windows

Step 1 – Click on File.

Step 2 – Click on Add Account.

Step 3 – Add your email address, select Advanced Options and tick Let me set up my account manually then click Connect.

Step 4 – Select IMAP as the account type.

Step 5 – Add your mail settings and click Connect.

Step 6 – Add your email username (full email address) and password in and click OK.

Step 7 – Test the email account by sending an email from / to your email address (e.g. from john@yourdomain.net.au to john@yourdomain.net.au). If this device can receive mail, the incoming server settings are correct. If the device can send mail, the outgoing server settings are correct as well.

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Fix Email Settings In Outlook For Mac

If your email account has stopped working, an update or crash may have caused some settings to change. This guide will take you through the email settings so you can go through and fix everything up.

Step 1 – Click on Outlook > Preferences.

Then click on Accounts.

Step 2 – Select the account you want to fix.

Step 3 – Ensure the settings are entered as below:

(1) The Email Address and Username should both show the full email address.
(2) If your password is in there, keep it as it is. Come back to this and
re-add the password if your email still fails after checking the other
settings.
(3) Incoming and Outgoing server should be the same.
(4) Make sure both boxes are ticked (leave “Always use secure password” unticked).
(5) Add the correct port numbers (Incoming IMAP 993 or POP 995, Outgoing 465).

Note: On rare occasions, due to some network settings on your
router/firewall/office network, the SSL settings above don’t work. If
you continue having problems, try these settings instead (use Port 110 for Incoming if your email is set as POP).

Step 4 – Click on More Options.

Step 5 – Make sure Authentication is set to Use Incoming Server Info then click OK. Close all the windows then test the email by sending an email from / to your email address (eg:
from john@yourdomain.net.au to john@yourdomain.net.au). If a pop up box
comes up and asks for your password, put it in then.

 

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Email setup for Outlook on Mac

Step 1 – Click on Tools > Accounts.

Step 2 – Click on + > E-mail.

Step 3 – Add your email address, password, and the corresponding server settings.

Step 4 – Set outgoing server authentication to ‘Use Incoming Server Info’.

Step 5 – Test the email account by sending an email from / to your email address (e.g. from john@yourdomain.net.au to john@yourdomain.net.au). If this device can receive mail, the incoming server settings are correct. If the device can send mail, the outgoing server settings are correct as well.

 

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Backup emails using Microsoft Outlook

We recommend customers back up their emails regularly. The following instructions apply to Microsoft Outlook. Consult your help file for any issues related to your specific email client.

To back up emails to a new Microsoft Outlook PST file:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
  2. Click File from the menu bar and select Import and Export
  3. Select Export to a file, then click [Next]
  4. Select Personal Folder File (.pst), then click [Next]
  5. Select the root folder (e.g. Mailbox – MyName) and select the Include sub-folders checkbox
  6. Click [Next]
  7. Type or browse to the folder where you want to save the new file, and name the file
  8. Click [Finish]

To import a backed up file into Microsoft Outlook:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
  2. Click File from the menu bar and select Import and Export
  3. Select Import from another program or file, then click [Next]
  4. Select Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click [Next]
  5. Locate and select the folder that contains the backup .pst file
  6. Click [Next]
  7. Select the root folder (e.g. Mailbox – MyName) and select the Include sub folders checkbox
  8. Click [Finish]
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How To Customize Product Sorting in WooCommerce

To customize the product sort order of your products on the product category archive page. The archive used the default alphabetical sorting, but you can change the sort oder of products in a category

Custom Sorting

Listing only products in a category:

  • Click on “Products” in Admin left sidebar
  • Click on “Select on Category”: Click on a category in dropdown list
  • Click on button “Filter” in far right”: to list only products in your selected category above..

Change “menu order” of each product in category:

  • Click “Edit” on a product to go product edit screen
  • Click on “Advanced”: to change product’s “Menu order”: it should be 0,1, 2, 3, 4 ….
  • Click “Update” to save changes.

 

 

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How to Add Products in WooCommerce: Step-by-Step Guide

Adding a product

Before adding your first product, let’s get familiar with how product categories, tags, and attributes work.

Product Categories

Product categories and tags work in much the same way as normal categories and tags you have when writing posts in WordPress. They can be created, edited, and selected at any time. This can be done when you first create a product or come back and edit it or the category/tag specifically.

Attributes

These can be added per product, or you can set up global attributes for the entire store to use (e.g., in layered navigation).

Product Types

With attributes and categories set up and stock management configured, we can begin adding products. When adding a product, the first thing to decide is what type of product it is.

Simple – covers the vast majority of any products you may sell. Simple products are shipped and have no options. For example, a book.

Grouped – a collection of related products that can be purchased individually and only consist of simple products. For example, a set of six drinking glasses.

Virtual – one that doesn’t require shipping. For example, a service. Enabling this, disables all shipping related fields such as shipping dimensions. A virtual product will also not trigger the shipping calculator in cart and checkout.

Downloadable – activates additional fields where you can provide a downloadable file. After a successful purchase, customers are given a downloadable file as a link in the order notification email. This is suitable, for example, for a digital album, PDF magazine, or photo.

External or Affiliate – one that you list and describe on your website but is sold elsewhere.

Variable – a product with variations, each of which may have a different SKU, price, stock option, etc. For example, a t-shirt available in different colors and/or sizes.

Other types are often added by extensions. For example, WooCommerce Subscriptions adds new product types as does WooCommerce Bookings.

Adding a Simple Product

Adding a Grouped products

Adding a External/Affiliate Product

Adding a Variable product

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Whitelist IP for Office 365

This document will cover how to whitelist our simulated phishing email servers in Office 365.

SECTION 1: SET UP YOUR IP ALLOW LIST

Step 1:

Log into your mail server admin portal and go into the Admin -> Exchange area.

Step 2:
Click on Admin -> Exchange.

Step 3:
Click on Connection Filter (beneath Protection heading).

Step 4:
Click on Connection Filter, then click the Pencil icon to edit the default connection filter policy.

Step 5:
Under the IP Allow list, click the + sign to add an IP address.

Step 6:
Adding our IPs to your Allowed IP list:

Step 7:
Click OK, then Save. Next, you will want to set up a mail flow rule to allow our mail to bypass spam filtering and the Clutter folder.

SECTION 2: BYPASS CLUTTER AND SPAM FILTERING

To ensure our messages will bypass your Clutter folder as well as spam filtering within Microsoft’s EOP, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1:
Go to Admin -> Mail -> Mail Flow.

Step 2:
Click the (+) Create New Rule button beneath Mail Flow -> Rules.

Admin Center:

Step 3:
Give the rule a name, such as (Bypass Clutter & Spam Filtering by IP Address)
Click on “more options”
Add the condition “Apply this rule if….”
Select “The sender”, then click on More Options and select “IP address is in any of these ranges or exactly matches:
New Rule Screen:

Step 4:
Specify Sender IP addresses:

Step 5:
Beneath “Do the following”, click “Modify the message properties” then “Set a Message Header”
Modifying the message properties:

Step 6:
Set the message header to this value:
Set the message header “X-MS-Exchange-Organization-BypassClutter” to the value “true”.

NOTE: Both “X-MS-Exchange-Organization-BypassClutter” and “true” are case sensitive.
Set the message header value:

Step 7:
Add an additional action beneath “Do the following” to “Modify the message properties”. Here, click on “Set the spam confidence level (SCL) to…” and select “Bypass Spam Filtering”.

Bypass Spam Filtering

Step 8:
Click Save. An example of the completed rule is below.

Completed Mail Flow Rule

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Google API Key

Follow these steps to get your Google API key:

  1. Visit https://console.developers.google.com/apis/

    (You may need to log on to your Google account – assuming you have one – first. If not, you’ll have to sign up. We won’t cover that here.)

  2.  Click the ‘Google Maps JavaScript API’ link
  3. If required, create a project (or select an existing one – see step 4)

    Give the new project a name and click CREATE
  4. Enable the API
  5. Go to CREDENTIALS
  6. Click ‘Find out what credentials you need?’ and copy the contents of the ‘Here is your API key’ box.

    Your API key should be a long string of characters (upper/lower case and numbers)

  7. Set restrictions (optional – recommended)

    Your key may not function correctly if you do not fully specify the domain names used to access your site (e.g. yoursite.com & yoursite.net)

  8. Add the Google Places API Web Service to your project

    From your Google Developer Console Dashboard click ‘Enable API‘, then click ‘Google Places API Web Service‘

    Click ‘ENABLE‘ to add to your project:

  9. Be sure to click SAVE at the bottom.
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How Can You Not Have a Website Yet?

It’s hard to believe, but as 2017 dawns, a sizeable percentage of small business owners still don’t have websites. Even among those who do, many of their websites are less effective than they could be. Is yours one of them?

In a recent Capital One study, just 56 percent of small businesses say they have a company website. Of those, only 53 percent of their websites are mobile-optimized.

This kind of statistic makes me want to tear my hair out.

If your small business doesn’t have a website, here are some of the many ways you’re missing out:

Your email marketing is less effective than it could be.

Last week, I reported that about half of people who get a marketing email from a business will visit the business website as a result. If you don’t have a website, they could go to your social media page—but can they actually make a purchase there? In most cases, no.

  • You’ll get less traction in search results.

If consumers search for your business online and you don’t have a website, your company name and address may show up (if you have a presence on local search directories, that is). But where do customers go to learn more about your business? Without a website to click on, they’ll be taking their chances if they decide to visit you.

  • You’re at the mercy of social networks.

Social networks change their algorithms and policies all the time. What if a new change makes your business’s social media accounts less visible in users’ feeds? It’s happened to plenty of Facebook users as Facebook has adjusted its algorithm over the years. Worse yet, what if the social network you’re reliant on loses its luster? (Think MySpace.) If you build your marketing presence on a website that you control, rather than on someone else’s turf, your investment of time, energy and money, it is much more secure.

  • You look less than legitimate.

Personally, I am very leery of doing business with any company that doesn’t have a website. Consumers these days like to get as much information as they can about businesses before making a decision to patronize them. Without a website, your business is shrouded in mystery. . . and not in a good way. You look either hopelessly out of date, or like you’ve got something to hide.

Beyond all these factors, one reason to create a business website is that there’s no longer an excuse not to.

It’s more affordable and easier than ever before to set one up for just pennies a day. All you have to do is visit one of the many one-stop services that offer web hosting, web design and/or DIY website templates you can use to create your own website. As a bonus, many of these services make it easier to market your website by helping you with search engine optimization, local search directories and more once your website is up and running.

Your business website doesn’t have to be fancy, either.

If you own, say, a local dry cleaner, a couple of pages with your basic information (hours, address, phone number), perhaps a Contact Us page, and links to your business elsewhere online (social media, reviews, etc.) are really all you need.

When asked what would most improve their businesses in 2017, 32 percent of small business owners in the Capitol One survey cited “increasing advertising and marketing.” But just 14 percent said “creating a website.” These days, however, a website should be the basis of your advertising and marketing efforts. Without one, you can’t hope to compete effectively.

Author: Rieva Lesonsky

Need help planning your business website and using it effectively as a marketing tool? please don’t hesitate to contact us http://www.lastsolutions.com.au/

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Adding Email Addresses to a Safe Sender List

Whitelist email addresses from specific senders to prevent communications ending up in your spam folder

You can allow emails from specific addresses to reach your inbox without being placed in your junk or spam folder by whitelisting those email addresses and adding them to a safe senders list.

Each program has different steps for adding an email address to a safe senders list. Please click on the link for the software you have and follow the instructions. Keep in mind that, if you’re instructing your contacts to add you to their safe sender lists, have them add the email address you use in your From Email Address line.

  • Gmail
  • MacMail
  • McAfee SpamKiller
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • MSN
  • Norton AntiSpam
  • Outlook
  • Outlook.com (Formerly Hotmail)
  • Yahoo

Gmail

To ensure that you receive emails in your inbox, you can add the email address to your contact list. If one of our mails has been moved to the spam folder, you can mark it “Not Spam” to whitelist it.

1.    Select contacts from the options on the left side of the Gmail Inbox.

2.    Select Create Contact on the top menu.

3.    Enter the email address in the primary email box.

4.    Select Save.

MacMail

1.    Open the email.

2.    Ctrl-click the sender’s email address and select “Open in Address Book.”

3.    Verify the sender’s contact details.

4.    Click Save.

McAfee SpamKiller

1.    Click Friends.

2.    Click Add.

3.    Enter your contact’s domain.

4.    Click OK.

MSN

1.    Select Settings: Email | Junk e-mail (bottom left, just above Calendar).

2.    From the E-mail settings screen, select Junk E-mail Guard.

3.    Select Safe List.

4.    Enter the email address.
Example: You can either enter a specific email address or use *xxxxx.com or @xxxxx.com to whitelist the domain (replace the xxxxx with the domain name).

5.    Select Add.

Mozilla Thunderbird

1.    Check if your contact’s email is in your Junk folder, right-click on the email and choose “Mark As Not Junk”.

2.    Click Address Book.

3.    Make sure that the Personal Address Book is highlighted.

4.    Click New Card, the New Card window will display.

5.    Under the Contact tab, copy your contact’s “From” address and paste it into the Email dialog box.

6.    Click OK.

Norton AntiSpam

AntiSpam works along with Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape and Yahoo, MSN/Hotmail to block spam mails before it reaches your inbox. To make sure emails reach you, you can add us to your Personal Friends list or Global Friends list. Here is how you can do that:

1.    Start Norton AntiSpam, select Status & Settings tab.

2.    Select AntiSpam.

3.    Select Configure button – right hand side bottom of the screen.

4.    Select Allowed List tab – second tab on the list of tabs.

5.    Select Add.

6.    Enter email address in the Email address box.

7.    Select OK.

Outlook

For 2003, 2007 and Express – Without an example email address in your inbox:

1.    Select Actions from the toolbar at the top of the screen.

2.    Select Junk E-mail.

3.    Select Junk E-mail Options…

4.    Click the Safe Sender tab.

5.    Click Add.

6.    Type in the email address you wish to add to your safe sender list.

7.    Click OK.

For 2003, 2007 and Express – With an example email address in your inbox:

1.    Open the email.

2.    In the Toolbar options at the top, click the Safe Lists drop-down.
Note: This is located in the “Junk Email” section

3.    Select “Add sender to Address book”.

4.    Click OK.

For 2003, 2007 and Express – To white list an entire domain:

1.    Open the email.

2.    In the Toolbar options at the top, click the Safe Lists drop-down.
Note: This is located in the “Junk Email” section

3.    Select “Add Sender’s Domain (@example.com) to Safe Senders List.

4.    Click OK.

For 2010

1.    In Outlook, go to the Home tab.

2.    Click the Junk button.

3.    Choose “Junk E-Mail Options” from the drop-down list.

4.    Go to the Safe Senders tab.

5.    Type in either the email address or the domain name you wish to add.

6.    Click OK.

For 2013

1.    In Outlook, go to the Home tab.

2.    Click Junk > Junk Email Options.

3.    Select the Safe Senders Tab and click Add.

4.    In the Add address or domain box, enter the email address or the domain name you want to whitelist.

5.    Click OK and close the window.

Express

1.    In Outlook, go to the Tools menu.

2.    Select “Address Book”.

3.    Click New and select New Contact from the drop-down menu.

4.    Type in email address and include any details you want.

5.    Click OK.

Outlook.com (Formerly Hotmail)

1.    Open your Outlook mailbox.

2.    Select Options from the top right (next to the question mark).

3.    Select More options > Safe and blocked senders (under Preventing junk email) > Safe senders.

4.    In the space provided, enter the address.
Example: You can either enter a specific email address or use *xxxxx.com or @xxxxx.com to whitelist the domain (replace the xxxxx with the domain name).

5.    Select Add to list.

6.    Ensure the safe mailing lists box has the address you entered, and select OK.

Yahoo

In Yahoo Mail, your Contacts list is your whitelist. To add the From Address to your Yahoo Contacts:

1.    Open your Yahoo mailbox.

2.    Click the address book icon under the Yahoo! Mail logo. When you roll your mouse over it, it will say Contacts.

3.    Click “New Contact”.

4.    Fill in the fields of your Contact.

5.    Click Save.

Mail from this sender should now be delivered to your Inbox.