Thursday, April 25, 2013

Help To Start Using Outlook Express

Have you heard of the Outlook Express email client? If you are using the Windows operating system on your computer and use email services for personal and business purpose, here is good news for you. The talk is all about the Microsoft Outlook Express, which comes in default with your Windows operating system. If you start using the Outlook email service, you will be excited to see the facilities it has to provide. Besides carrying out the normal send-and-receive email actions, you can manage your saved messages, organize the calendar and contacts, and maintain your schedule effectively by setting up alarms.
You will understand the simplicity and fast access you can have using this email facility. All you need to do is bring some Outlook setting to set up an account and start using it. The steps given below will help you to set up an Outlook account for yourself.

Follow these Steps

Click on the Start menu and go to All Programs option. Select Outlook Express from the list of displayed programs to launch it.
Click on Tools tab located at the top of the Outlook main page, and select Accounts. Launch the Internet Connection Wizard window by clicking on Add and then the Mail buttons.
Enter a name that will appear in your emails, and proceed to the next step by clicking on Next. The Internet E-mail Address page will appear; enter your email address on it, and click Next.
You need to set the incoming and outgoing mail servers for your account. For work email, if you have no idea about the mail server, contact the tech support of your company to get the information. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will provide the server details for other types of account, and after getting that, click the Next button.
Enter the name of your account and the password in the Internet Mail Logon page, and check the box labeled Remember password. Click the Next button and complete the configuration process by clicking on the Finish button.
In the Internet Accounts window, click on the button marked as Properties and again select the tab labeled Servers. Check the box beside the label My server requires authentification and bring the necessary Outlook setting into effect by clicking OK the button.
Your Outlook Express account is set and ready to use the email service. Get in touch with the Outlook help team for further help.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How To Find Microsoft Office Suite’s Product Key

Every premium product that you purchase needs to be registered in order to use it with full functionality. Similar is the case with the Microsoft Office suite, which is an application package consisting of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access etc. When you purchase the Microsoft Office suite, you will be provided with a product key that has to be entered in order to activate the product. Usually, you will get 30 days of time, to use the product key to register the product. By registering the Office suite, Microsoft ensures that you have a genuine copy with you and that this is not pirated. Unless you use the product key to register the product, the software suite will be locked for use. If that happens, you will have to contact the Microsoft support service to unlock it and regain functionality. So what if you lost the product key or misplaced it somewhere? The following Microsoft Help guidelines will help you to find your Microsoft Office suite’s lost product key.


  • The easy and simple way to find the Office suite’s product key is to look on its original packaging. The package will have a booklet with an orange sticker on its back. The product key will be imprinted on this sticker. You will see the option to activate the Office suite in the any of Microsoft Office application’s “Options” menu. Click on the “Options” menu and locate the option “Activate Microsoft Office”. Enter the product key when you get the prompt. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the activation process.
  • If you don’t find this booklet with the product key, you may use other options, like using keyfinder software. Download the keyfinder software form the internet. Two popular keyfinder software programs are: Magic jellybean, and Keyfinder Pro. You can download this for free, and use it to find the backup copy of the product key from the computer’s registry.

If none of this works for you, feel free to contact the Microsoft Help and Support team and seek assistance from them. You will be asked some security questions and once they are sure that your case in genuine, they will provide you with a replacement key to activate your Microsoft Office suite software package.

You are most likely to find advertisements about getting extra product keys online, but often these can’t be trusted. So don’t go by what you see online; rather adopt trusted methods to get your product key.