Technology Insights

Email Hanging or Not Working After Switching Internet Service Provider

After switching your ISP(Internet Service Provider) your email accounts seem to no longer be functioning. Typically this is caused by the outgoing (SMTP) mail server not being accepted from the new Internet providers network. This is normal and one of the main tools that ISP’s use to fight Spam e-mails. They do not allow people not on their network to send email using there email servers. Follow the steps below to change your outbound mail server to your new provider so you can still use the email account from your old Internet provider.

One bit of information you will need before you begin is the SMTP server of your new provider. You can either look this up on the Internet or you can call your new providers technical support and they should be able to provide it to you.

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Technology Insights

Connect Laptop Through TMobile Blackberry 8320 for Internet Access

It is fairly easy to turn your T-Mobile Blackberry 8320 into a modem for your laptop on Windows XP. Follow the simple instructions below and you will be surfing the Internet from anywhere you have cell coverage in no time.

  1. Install Desktop Manager: First make sure you install the Desktop Manager software provided with your Blackberry cell phone. You should receive a CD with your Blackberry 8320 that includes the software so follow the step by step instructions for installing the Desktop Manager which allows you to sync your contacts, appointments, etc. with your computer.
  2. Blackberry Desktop Manager

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Technology Errors

Computer Continues to Reboot After Upgrade to Service Pack 3

There have been a bunch of problems for Windows XP users after upgrading to Service Pack 3. Many of these issues seem to be related to AMD processors and people have had issues in the past when upgrading to Service Pack 2. There are a couple steps to take to isolate the issue and then resolve the problem.

First while the computer is rebooting continue to tap F8 so that you can choose to stop on error instead of rebooting. Once you have reached the Windows Advanced Options Menu choose the following option so you can obtain information about the error causing the reboot: Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure.

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