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A little something about everything

internet marketing and website development made simple..

Setting up Outlook to pull spam folders from your email hosting server

Open Outlook, Tool, Account Settings, New,

Select "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP"

Next,

Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types,

Next,

Select "Internet Email"

Enter your name, email address

Select "IMAP"

Enter your incoming and outgoing mail server information. This will generally be mail.TheLastPartOfYourEmailAddress after the @ symbol.

enter your username. The should be the first part of your email address before the @symbol

enter your password.

click "More Settings"

click "Outgoing Server"

Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"

Click "Advanced"

Verify that your mail server ports are set correctly, if using SSL, TLS, etc

Click OK, Next, Finish, close

 

Now on the left side you will see a new folder, right click on this folder and select "IMAP Folders" then "Query"

Select "Bulk", "Spam" and click Subscribe, Apply and OK

Now you should be able to search your bulk and spam folders via outlook.

 

How does Raid Parity work? Raid 6, Raid 5, Raid 4, Raid 3, Raid 2 - XOR Calculations

In order to create redundancty with parity data you simply need to make the parity bit create an even number thus requiring only one drive to backup an unlimited number of drives.

XOR calculations are done by compairing the remaing data with the parity data. To simplify how parity works here is a quick demonstration with an 5 disk array.

 

Stripe 1:

110101000101111011010011 (Drive 1) Cylinder A1

010110010110101101011100 (Drive 2)

110111011101110110110101 (Drive 3)

101010110110110111011010 (Drive 4)

--------------------------------------------

111110111001000111100000 (Parity Data)

 

Now take any one drive away and you can calculate what the data would be by simply making the sum of the remaining data even, this is called XOR calculations.

Cylinder: This is all of the data that is read within one rotation of the disk.

Stripe: This is the data across all drive of the same position Cylinder(ie A1/B1/C1D1 or A2/B2/C2/D2 with the Letter being the Disk and the number being the Cylinder placement)

 

How to boot from a USB Drive (flash drive or external storage)

Toss in any bootable CD/DVD Rom along with your usb drive and type the following command:

xcopy e:\*.* /s/e/f g:\

This is assuming "e" is your rom drive on the computer you are creating the bootable usb drive and "g" is your usb drive. Update as needed.

Notes:

  • Remove any third party software from the usb drive. (make a copy if you think you will want to put it back on later)
  • You should format the usb drive in fat32.
  • Be sure your usb drive has enough space on it to accept the data.
  • The system you are going to be using the usb drive to boot from will need the option to boot from usb in the bios, some older systems do not support this feature and you will need to create a boot loader to do this instead.

Method #2, older bios updates

  • format your usb drive as fat32
  • copy the following win 95/98 boot files to the drive(be sure not to include any memory loaders)
    • COMMAND.COM
    • CONFIG.SYS
    • IO.SYS
    • MSDOS.SYS
  • copy your bios files
  • update as instructed by your motherboard, hardware controller manufacture

boot.zip (200.94 kb)

How to copy windows install from cd/DVD to USB without any extra software.

Open CMD.exe as administrator then do the following:

  • Type: "diskpart"

a new window may open or it may start in the current command window,

at the DISKPART> prompt type in the following.

  • list disk
    • (make note of the disk that is your usb drive, if you are not 100% sure do not continue as you may cause data loss)
  • select disk #
    • enter a number based on the previous noted disk(your usb drive)
  • clean
  • create partition primary
  • select partition 1
  • active
  • format fs=ntfs quick
  • assign
    • this will create a new drive on your system, make note of the drive letter.
  • exit

in the admin command prompt window type the following:

  • (DriveLetterofyourCD/DVDinstaller):
  • cd boot
  • bootsect.exe/nt60 (DriveLetterofUSB):
  • (DriveLetterofUSB):
  • xcopy (DriveLetterofyourCD/DVDinstaller):\*.* /s /e

That's it, your done. You can now boot and install from USB.