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Remove Deleted IMAP Email Messages From View in Outlook 2007

Recently I have combined numerous email accounts into one Google Gmail account. To manage these messages on my local Windows XP machine I have chosen Outlook 2007 since I already have the MS Office 2007 suite installed. Below there are instructions for how to remove deleted messages from view after they are deleted in an Outlook IMAP folder. Make sure you also have Outlook configured to remove purged items when switching folders.

  1. Set Standard View: From Outlook’s top navigation menu select View, then from the drop down select “Current View”, and from the pop out side navigation select Messages.

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Send PGP Encrypted Messages with Gmail

The easiest way to send encrypted email with Gmail that I have found is to do so with Firefox and the FireGPG plugin. You can either encrypt the message before typing it into Gmail or you can type the message and then highlight the text and run the FireGPG plugin to encrypt it. Below are a few simple steps that should help encrypt email you are sending through Gmail to someone who has a PGP key.

NOTE:The below steps are if the FireGPG buttons are not showing in Gmail and is a temporary fix until FireGPG is updated and the entire message can be encrypted. I will update this with a link to the new article/howto once FireGPG is updated.

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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.