Author Archives: Phil Rice

How to Test Autodiscover Functionality in Microsoft Outlook

Having Autodiscover issues when trying to set up an email account in Microsoft Outlook?  Sure, you can use nslookup to confirm the DNS records are propagated, but how can you test to make sure the whole Autodiscover functionality for your domain is working properly? Turns out there is a little-known tool built right into Microsoft […]

Comcast POP3 Email Changes for Nov 2018

Comcast recently announced that they are making changes to the settings required to connect to their email servers via a POP3 connection. Effective November 14, 2018, users who are connecting to their Comcast email with the incorrect POP3 settings will stop receiving email until their settings are updated. If you check your email on your […]

How to Activate Windows 10 with Telephone

UPDATE MAY, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: The instructions below are out of date and no longer appear to be working. See Microsoft’s Windows 10 Activation page. Telephone activation should not be needed for Windows 10 anymore. If you purchased a product key and it’s not activating via the normal methods, there is a real possibility you […]

Cyber Attack on Oct 21, 2016

If you were on the Internet at all yesterday, it is very likely you experienced some trouble with certain websites and Internet services. It turns out that one of the major providers Domain Name System (DNS) services was under siege, hit by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) cyber attack. If you’re interested in learning more […]

Shut down Windows 10 without installing updates

We’ve all been there… Fortunately, this article has some handy tips on how to bypass the updates when you’re in a rush: How to Shut Down a Windows PC Without Installing Updates