Configure Outlook setting to activate ActiveX controls
Imagine a situation like this: Outlook removed all its graphic content and now, it contains only the bare necessities to work on. Well, you might’ve trouble comprehending what the basic version is. I’ll just make it clear. No more formatted text, no more graphic smileys, no more of whatever graphic content you’re used to! Okay, now you know what I’m talking about. So, how would you like that?
I’m sure you’ll quit using Outlook and possibly switch to some new applications. You might even get back to the plain old browser mailing process. Don’t worry, Microsoft isn’t planning on doing any of that. So why did I take the trouble of pointing out such a case?
Read on to find why.
The above pictured scenario can actually come true if the Outlook setting for ActiveX controls isn’t properly configured. If this is the situation, you will receive an error message stating that your security settings don’t allow ActiveX controls to function. Moreover, you will be stuck with a plain Outlook till you have it looked upon by your computer repair guy.
Okay, that was just an exaggeration. You don’t need the repair guy for such small issues, this article would suffice. To learn how to activate the Outlook setting for ActiveX controls, read on!
ActiveX activation steps
- Before you get started on the activation process, you need to know your Outlook version. In case you don’t know that already, just follow these steps:
- Launch Outlook and click the Help option from the menu bar.
- From the drop down menu, choose the About Microsoft Outlook option.
You can get all the necessary information about your Microsoft Outlook from here.
- From the previous step, if your Outlook version happens to be one of the earlier version (like Outlook 98 or 2000), then follow these steps (others please skip this step):
- Launch your Outlook by double clicking on its icon from the desktop or from the Start menu.
- Click Tools from the menu bar and then select Options from the drop down menu.
- From the Options dialog box, check your Security status. That is, if it is in the Restricted zone, change it to the Trusted zone.
This step will resolve the ActiveX issue in your Outlook.
- If your Outlook is a later version, follow these steps:
- At the bottom of the error message, click on the Options button.
- The subsequent dialog box lets you activate the required Outlook setting.
- Click OK to save the settings.
- The ActiveX issue is now resolved. For further troubles, get online support!
Configure a Time Warner Email on your Outlook with the right Outlook Setting and Options
Microsoft suggests that using your Outlook with “Time Warner Email” makes it easier and more convenient for you to check your emails on other locations, such as work for example.
And in having your email account setup on Outlook, you can send and receive all your email messages as you normally would using Time Warner’s web based mail. You can also access the same using Outlook with an active internet connection and the correct Outlook Setting and options.
So let us now take a look at the steps as suggested by Microsoft in using Outlook Setting and its options with configuring Time Warner Email on your Outlook program.
Setting up a Time Warner Email on Outlook with Outlook Setting and options
To begin with the steps in configuring a Time Warner Email on Outlook, Microsoft first suggests you launch the email program on your computer.
Once you have it up and running, select the “Tools” menu so as to get to the “Email Accounts” option in adding your Time Warner email account. After this, click on the “Add a new email account” option followed by “Next”.
Microsoft then suggests that you select “POP3” followed by “Next” and from the “User Information” screen, type in your name the way you wish for it to appear to your email recipients in the “Your Name” field.
Also provide your email address in its same “Email Address” field (it is important that you type in your whole email address for the same and not just your username) then proceed to filling in the “Incoming Mail Server (POP3)” field and then “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)”.
Next up, type in your username and password under “Logon Information” and then check on the “Remember Password” box.
Now test the email settings you have just entered by hitting on the “Test Account Settings” option for an error message. If found that your password or settings are incorrect, verify the same and check again until everything is set.
Then continue with the same Microsoft Help steps by labeling the email account by selecting “More Settings” followed by the “General” tab and the name for the email account under “Mail Account”.
Finally, save your settings by clicking on “Ok” then “Next” and “Finish”.
So now you can go ahead and re-launch Outlook to view the same Time Warner Email account on it.
Configure an Email Account on Outlook 2010 with the right Outlook setting and Options
For those of you still unaware, Microsoft explains that you can reduce your email chores and work load by simply configuring all your email accounts on Outlook 2010. This can also save you a lot of time by not having you navigating from one link to another so as to check on your mails from different email servers and accounts.
So here are the steps as suggested by Microsoft in having your email account(s) configured on Outlook 2010.
Configuring your Email Account on Outlook 2010 with Outlook setting and Options
To begin with, Microsoft first suggests you launch Outlook 2010 on your computer (cancel the wizard that pops up as soon as you run the program in case you have just installed Outlook 2010 on your computer).
Once you have it up and running, head for its “File” menu and then click on “Info” followed by the “Add Account” button.
After which, select the Outlook setting option “Manually Configure Server Settings or Additional Server Types” followed by “Next” so as to get to the “Internet Email” option and again click on “Next”.
Microsoft then suggests you enter your name exactly the way it appears on your outgoing messages followed by the full email address for your account.
And again the exact name as it appears on your incoming and outgoing mail server as given by your email provider along with your username and password.
Next up, choose the Outlook setting option “New Outlook Data File” in having all your incoming emails for this account to go to its own folder. While all your sent mails from this account will be automatically directed to the “Sent Items” folder.
And as such, Microsoft adds that all your deleted emails for this account will be directed to its own “Deleted Items” folder.
So now choose “Existing Outlook Data File” to have the emails from this account merged with emails from the other accounts.
Microsoft also suggests you browse through your system and locate the Outlook data file for each and every one of your accounts in having all the emails directed to a single folder.
Finally click on “Test Account Settings” and allow your Outlook program to send and receive a small test email so as to ensure that your account settings have been properly configured.
Configure your Outlook setting to set up a mail box
Are you planning to create a mailbox in your Outlook program? Do you need technical advice? Relax my friend! Configuring the Outlook setting to set up a mail box is really simple and this article will direct you. Curious? Read on to find out!
Configure your Outlook setting
The procedure to configure the relevant Outlook setting to set up a mailbox is given below. Just follow these steps.
- Open the program to initiate the procedure to configure your Outlook setting. Click on the “Start” menu on the bottom left side of the task bar and select the “Programs” tab. Now click on the “Microsoft office Outlook” tab.
- Click on the “Tools” menu on the top side of the program window. To proceed to the next step in configuring the Outlook setting, select the “Account Settings” or “E-mail Accounts” option depending on the version of the program you are using.
- Now click on the “New” button under the “Email” tab. To advance to the next step to configure the Outlook setting,
- enter your e-mail account and password in the text field.
- After entering the appropriate information, the Outlook help team insists you choose the server type for your e-mail account such as “Exchange”, “POP” or “IMAP”.
- The Outlook setting configuration for POP and IMAP accounts involves entering your name, e-mail address, password, incoming and outgoing server information.
- The Outlook setting configuration for the Exchange accounts involves entering the profile name and email address.
- The help team insists you click on the “More Settings” option for additional configuration of your email server.
Hope the above guidelines helped you configure your Outlook setting to set up an email account in this email program. Thanks for reading this article!