Posts Tagged ‘Antivirus’

Is antivirus software needed for Windows 8?

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I was wondering if i needed an antivirus to secure my Windows 8 installation. This is what I found out. Continue reading “Is antivirus software needed for Windows 8?” »

Fixing Email transmission problem

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Occasionally you might face email transmission problem. You might be able to receive emails but unable to send emails. In that case execute the following remedial steps.


Remedy 1: Check your antivirus software

In case the antivirus software gets updated automatically, turn it off and prevent it from starting when the Windows restarts. Then you reboot the computer, go online, and try to send and receive an email. If it works, you can enable the antivirus software.
Check for any antivirus software that is configured to ‘scan outgoing email’ and if you cannot find the configuration, disable the software while you test the email and look for other problems, if any.

Remedy 2: Check SMTP server settings and change if required
Check the ‘outgoing’ (SMTP) server setting. If it does not match the (SMTP) server setting of the ISP to which you are connected, change it accordingly. Continue reading “Fixing Email transmission problem” »

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