Encrypting your emails

Recently we have been asked by a client about sending encrypted emails, so this was written in response to their query, as it’s likely to crop up again with the GDPR edging ever closer. The first question perhaps should be, do I need to encrypt my email? This could be answered ‘no’ if you don’t […]

Knights in Shining Armour

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Office 365 Questions Answered

Some of our clients have asked about moving from a server-based network to cloud-only and Office 365 in particular – removing the server(s) on-site completely – and the implications of doing so. Here’s a few of their questions and the answers. Also see this article about why we believe Office 365 is the best hosted […]

Office 365 is best

We think Office 365 is best for several of the solutions it offers when compared to various other solutions. Of course this is just our opinion and is based on our experiences of software, companies and customers. History Email started with basic POP and then IMAP type mailboxes. Moving from ‘just email’ to ‘groupware’ is […]

Is cloud computing for me?

Is cloud computing for me? A question I am being asked more often. My answer is always the same – it depends. There is a lot to know about cloud and navigating can be a minefield. Here is the vital information you need to consider before making a decision: 1. What sort of cloud solution […]

SBS 2011 replacement

Microsoft have discountinued the SBS line of software, a great-value option for a lot of small businesses including the massive power of Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, this is a fact. But many companies still need this sort of solution and are looking around for an SBS 2011 replacement. We definately recommend to […]

SBS 2011 Certificate Installation

You will need these SBS 2011 Certificate installation instructions if you are using a self-signed SSL certificate and and of the following apply:- You connect to your SBS 2011 server from a PC at home for Outlook, Remote Web Access or Outlook Web Access Your company server was upgraded to SBS 2011 and your Outlook […]

Server Password Expiry

Many of our customers have a server network with a server password expiry policy, meaning they have to change the password every 30 days or so. We have had a few clients come across this issue – when your server password expires, what do you do? What about if you aren’t in the office? How […]

Office 2013, Windows 8, and Exchange server 2013

With the release of Office 2013 Microsoft has made some important – read ‘expensive’ – changes to various aspects of using Office and specifically Outlook with Exchange Server. Firstly, Office 2013 will only run on Windows 7 or Windows 8 computers. That means that if you want to run the new Office (whichever way you […]

Problems Sending Emails

Here’s an informational article to help explain why ‘proper’ emails might bounce. My legitimate email was rejected – why? When mail servers receive incoming requests, they are now employing a variety of methods to determine if the sender is a spammer. These include; –    IP realtime blacklists – checking with a database provider such as […]

Nokia Email Setup – Microsoft Exchange

Here are the instructions shamelessly stolen (and slightly altered) from Microsoft, for setting up a Nokia E-Series enterprise phone with a Microsoft Exchange server. Additional note: You need the following before you get started: An internet connection; if you are out of 3G signal use Wifi: on the front screen, turn ‘Scanning for WLAN’ on […]

Exchange Server – Mailboxes vs Groups

Updated July 2016 – This article now includes information about Shared Mailboxes which is particularly relevant to Office 365 as you do not have to pay extra for them. These are slightly different to a full mailbox because the user account associated with them is disabled, so you cannot login as that user and set […]