Setting Up Yahoo Email In Outlook 2013

Had an issue setting up a users Yahoo account in Outlook. I followed the directions here, but it would authenticate.

https://www.technipages.com/add-yahoo-mail-outlook

What I found to work for me was the following:

  • Type of Account: POP3
  • Incoming Server:  pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Outgoing Server:  smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Click on more settings and go to Advanced
  • Use 993 with SSL
  • Port 465 on the outgoing
  • Check “must use secure …”, “logon using same as ….” setting.
  • Click Okay.

The issue we had is with Yahoo. Login into the yahoo account. Click on the user name in the upper right and select account setting. On the security tab scroll down and turn on allow unsecure.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

 

Setting Up Email to Forward In Exchange

The newer version of Exchange is set up like Office 365. Here are the steps you will take.

  1. Log into the Exchange Management Console.
  2. Double-click on the users name to want the email account you want to forward.
  3. Click on Mailbox Features.
  4. Scroll down to Mail Flow
  5. Check Enable Forwarding and select the user

Here is Microsofts page for this.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351134(v=exchg.150).aspx

I hope this helps someone else out there….

 

[Solved] – Not Getting Emails From Website or This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be

This issue started with website owner stopped getting emails from a recently moved website. Domain name is with Network Solutions, Hosting is with Godaddy, and email is through Office 365.  The issue only happened when the email address it was going to was within the same domain. For example “john.doe@somewhere.com” wasn’t getting email from the website with the domain “somewhere.com”.

The answered lied with the Office 365 SPF setting. I had the add the ip address to SPF record in Network Solutions.

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This got the email to be delivered to the client; however, there was a warning in the email.

This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be.

I contacted Office 365 tech support. They had me add the Godaddy smtp server as well as the IP address. We used a website http://www.spfwizard.net and build the SPF txt file.

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The final SPF entry:  v=spf1 mx ip4:000.000.000.000 a:spf.protection.outlook.com include:smtp.sercureserver.net

The IP address isn’t 000.000.000.000 of course. Just use the IP of the hosted website.

I sure hope this helps someone else out there….

Correction:

Turns out the top method isn’t what I needed although I don’t think it is bad to have. What I needed to do is the following:

  1. Go into the Godaddy Webhosting CPanel.
  2. Go down to “Email”.
  3. Click on MX Entry.
  4. Remove old MX Record which comes standard with new hosting.
  5. Add your Office 365 MX Record.
  6. Change to “Remote Mail Exchanger”

Cross your fingers….

Solved – Office 365 / Outook.com Not Receiving Emails From Website Form

Finished a site that is on Godaddy hosting, Domain is with Network Solution, and the Email is with Microsoft Office 365 Online.  The issue was the customer wasn’t receiving emails from the forms on the site.

The form would send to any email address except the clients email address. I contacted Microsoft and got wonderful help.

The fix was to use their “@theirdomain.onmicrosoft.com” email address and not the alias.

Microsoft told me it took them 3 days to determine this fix.

I really hope this helps someone else out there….

 

 

Office 365 – Set Individual Email Account To Never Expire

You can do this through Power Shell. The following link has a video that makes this task easy.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Set-an-individual-user-s-password-to-never-expire-f493e3af-e1d8-4668-9211-230c245a0466?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Downloads:

Download and install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals RTW from the Microsoft Download Center.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=28177

Download and install the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit version).  The file you are looking for is named “WindowsAzurePowershellGet.3f.3f.3fnew.exe”

I found it on the following page, at the bottom under the heading “PowerShell” and “Windows install”.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/

Once you install the Active Directory Module you will need to restart your machine. Open the Powershell as an Administrator.

Once you type in the cmdlet: Connect-MsolService    , and hit enter you will be prompted for login credentials.

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Use the Office 365 admin credentials.

The next line to type in is:    Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName theemailaccount@thedomain.com -PasswordNeverExpires $true         , hit enter.

You are done.

I hope this helps someone else out there……

 

We have client that we recently moved their email from Godaddy POP account to a Microsoft 365 exchange account. A week later her Outlook email client was flashing the text “there are more items in this folder on the server”.

I quick search lead me to the following video on the old YouTube that totally resolved the issue. Which was to uncheck the Offline Caching.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Solved – WordPress / Gravity Forms and Office 365 Not Receiving Emails

We had a customer move their email to Office 365. They realized they weren’t getting emails from the website anymore. Three people in the company with the same domain name in their email ( ie: @somecompany.com ) were included in the contact us form weren’t getting the emails anymore.

The site was WordPress and they were using Gravity Forms for the contact us form. I added my personal email and I could get the email, but the customer didn’t.  I eventually discovered the email was going into the “Junk” box of their Office 365 account. I needed to “whitelist” the email that was used in the Gravity Form form. That was “recruiting@somecompany.com”.

What eventually solved everything was “whitelisting” their domain in Office 365. I had to go into their Office 365 account as the Admin. Go to the Exchange area.

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Select Spam Filter in the Protection menu.

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Edit the default spam filter.

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Lastly, add the domain to the allow lists.

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I hope this helps someone else out there…