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New Device? No Problem!

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Email SetupEmail Set Up

Did you get a new phone or tablet for Christmas and need to set up your email? Well, Webtivity has got you covered! Follow the steps below to set up your Android device, Apple device, and computer.

Android Device

  1. Open Outlook for Android.
  2. Go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account
  3. Enter your email address then continue
  4. Enter your email account password
  5. Allow calendar and contact permissions
  6. Your email account is set up!

Apple Device

  1. Open Outlook for iOS
  2. Go to Settings > Add Account > Add Email Account
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Enter your email account password
  5. Select yes allow calendar and contact permissions
  6. Your email account is set up!

To set up an IMAP account, such as our smarter mail email accounts, follow these steps:

  1. In Outlook, go to File, Click the Info tab
  2. Click Add Account
  3. Click manually configure server settings or additional server types radio button.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click the Internet Email radio button.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Enter the following information:
    • Your Name:
    • Email address:
    • Incoming Server:
    • Outgoing Mail server:
    • User name:
    • Password:
  8. Click Next.

If your mail server requires SMTP Authentication, follow these steps. If you are not sure if your mail server requires SMTP Authentication, please contact your hosting company or ISP.

    • Click on More Settings.
    • Navigate to Outgoing Server Tab
    • Check “My Outgoing Server requires SMTP Authentication”.
    • Click OK.
  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Finish.

 

Server Details for Webtivity email clients:

Webtivity Server: a.mx.webtivity.us

Pop port: 110(TLS), or 995(SSL)

IMAP

Port: 143(TLS), or 993(SSL)

SMTP

Port: 25(TLS), 587(TLS), or 465(SSL)

Keep Your Computer Up to Date

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Your Security is at Risk!

Your computer and network are very similar to your car.  To keep it running properly and safely, you have to make sure it is maintained.  At the basic level you should at least be sure you keep your Operating System (e.g., Windows), web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) and Internet Security software (e.g., Norton) up to date.   Keeping your computer up to date improves your online experience by allowing you to take advantage of the latest technology advancements, but also keeps your online experience safe.

There is a constant battle between hackers and software vendors.  Hackers constantly find vulnerabilities in software, and software vendors are constantly fixing those vulnerabilities.  It is up to you to make those updates to your computer so you keep your personal data and your customer’s data safe! This is why PCI Compliance has become such a hot topic over the past few years.

It baffles us when we hear that multi-billion dollar corporations are still using Internet Explorer 6 and can’t upgrade it because their internal software won’t run in newer browser versions.  IE6 was originally released in 2001 and full of vulnerabilties, which puts these corporations and their customers all at risk.  It is truly a ticking time bomb and it is only a matter of time until we are all affected by the lack of investment in technical infrastructure.

To help our audience stay abreast of the latest security releases for popular software, we will make announcements on our Facebook page with a link to the updates.  If you don’t know how to update your computer you should learn– or if you have an IT person make sure he or she is keeping your computer up to date!