Tag Archives: Outlook

Can’t access Office 365 in Outlook: “The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the target site”

Ran into this one recently.  When accessing Office 365 via Exchange from Outlook 2013, an error pops up.

There is a problem with the proxy server’s security certificate.  The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the target site outlook.office365.com.

Outlook is unable to connect to the proxy server. (Error Code 0)

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Disable Gmail spam filter, include spam in POP3 download

This is something I’ve been puzzling over for a while.

Google Apps for your domain is great. For less than $10/year, you can get yourself a domain name. With this service from Google, you can set up things like Google Docs, Google Talk, and Google Calendar to run on your domain name. Perhaps the coolest one is Gmail. Google will host the e-mail on your domain for free and give you the nifty Gmail web interface on top of that.

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Changing Default Message Views in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

I deal with a reasonable amount of e-mail, I suppose. I like to keep most of the (somewhat useful) e-mail that I get, but up until now, I’ve been pretty lazy with it, keeping a folder in Outlook called “Message Archive” and just dragging all of the mail there. With approaching 20,000 e-mails in this one folder, I decided it was past time to start keeping it more organized. So, I made a nice mail folder structure, new mail gets sorted as it arrives, and I’ve been going back and sorting my old mail bit by bit.

I mostly like the default Outlook message layout, but I don’t really have any use for the “Categories” or “Flag Status” things that it wants to display next to every message by default. You can remove these columns, sure, and doing this manually on each folder in a small set of folders is not too much trouble, but it starts getting annoying to make changes to each folder once you have a lot of them. And then there’s the thought of, if I ever migrate this to another machine, will I have to do this all again?

So, I investigated how to modify the default Outlook view. It’s not very hard, but it’s not very obvious either.

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