How to: Manage junk mail settings for shared mailbox – Office 365

Keyword: Junk mail, shared mailbox, mailbox, ECP, Exchange admin center

While users can login to Office 365 to modify their mailbox settings, it is a bit tricky to modify settings for shared mailbox.

Add email address to safe sender for shared mailbox Via Exchange admin center

1 Access the mailbox settings page from here:

https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/[email protected] (Sample Shared Mailbox Email Address)

2 On the options, click block or allow. Add email address to safe sender and click Save.

This method can also be used for non-shared mailboxes

How to use CMD to find passwords for previously connected WiFi

1 Press Win + R to bring up Run window

Win + R, Run window
Win + R, Run window

2 Enter cmd and Press enter key

3 Enter “netsh wlan show profile” command and press enter key to show previously connected WiFi networks

CMD window, command line window
CMD window, command line window

4 Enter following command to show password of selected WiFi profile

netsh wlan show profile name="profilename" key=clear
Results of  netsh wlan show profile name="profilename" key=clear
Results of netsh wlan show profile name=”profilename” key=clear

Your WiFi password will be displayed under “Security settings” section with Key Content row.

How to: Remove contacts from Other Suggestions in Outlook

When you typing the email address, Outlook auto complete list will bring up Recent people which you have sent email to and Other Suggestions.

Outlook Auto complete list, Recent Pepople, Other Suggestions
Outlook Auto complete list, Recent Pepople, Other Suggestions

To delete contacts from Recent People just click the “X” besides them, or hit delete key.

To delete contacts from Other Suggestions list, you need to open contacts tab

Outlook bottom left corner menu
Outlook bottom left corner menu

Click on search bar first (2), then click on “All contact Items” button.

Outlook - Contacts Search
Outlook – Contacts Search

Click Search bar again, and type the name which you want to remove from “Other Suggestions” list.

Delete the contact from the search results.

Wait for awhile, close the Outlook, restart Outlook, now the contact is reomved from “Other Suggestions” list.

Keywords: Outlook, Other Suggestions, Auto Complete List, Remove contacts, Modify Outlook Other Suggestions list, Modify Outlook Auto Comlete List

Change hostname in Linux operating systems

Usually hostname is configured during system installating.

Here is how to change the hostame on up to date Linux Linux distributions with systemd installed by default.

To understand what is hostname: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostname

Show Current hostname

To show current hostname, we can use this command: hostnamectl

(It will show information including: Static hostname, Icon name, Chassis, Machine ID, Boot ID, Virtualization, Operating System, Kernel, Architecture)

[email protected]:~$ hostnamectl
    Static hostname: ubuntu
          Icon name: computer-vm
            Chassis: vm
         Machine ID: eee8d3edb062470c8afc7e097eb9b962
            Boot ID: 126a5a692e754b56b59dc75f8f045984
     Virtualization: vmware
   Operating System: Ubuntu 19.04
             Kernel: Linux 5.0.0-23-generic
       Architecture: x86-64
Output of hostnamectl
Output of hostnamectl

Change hostname

Command: hostnamectl set-hostname newhostname

[email protected]:~$ hostnamectl set-hostname newubuntu
 [email protected]:~$ hostnamectl
    Static hostname: newubuntu
          Icon name: computer-vm
            Chassis: vm
         Machine ID: eee8d3edb062470c8afc7e097eb9b962
            Boot ID: 126a5a692e754b56b59dc75f8f045984
     Virtualization: vmware
   Operating System: Ubuntu 19.04
             Kernel: Linux 5.0.0-23-generic
       Architecture: x86-64
Output of hostnamectl set-hostname newhostname
Output of hostnamectl set-hostname newhostname

hostnamectl set-hostname will return 0 if the command was successfully executed, if the command failed, it will return non 0 results.

To check if the hostname is changed or not, just execute hostnamectl command again to verify.

Depend on your platform or Linux distro, you may need to modify the command to achieve same results.

This installation package could not be opened

While trying to install from .exe or .msi, you might encounter this error or similar error.

This installation package could not be opened. Contact the applicatoin vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.
This installation package could not be opened. Contact the applicatoin vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

There are many ways to resolve this issue on the internet, one of the easiest way you might want to give it try is to move the installation file to another location, for example another Drive then try to install form there again.

It may resolve the error.

How to: Office 365 with Multi-factor authentication (MFA) for old Outlook Windows Manual Exchange Configuration

Old version of Microsoft Outlook does not work with Office 365 with MFA enabled, which will faill at sign in stage.

This Guide walk you through with proper configuration to make it work even for old vero of Outlook.

1 Logon to https://www.office.com

2 Open this link: https://portal.office.com/account/ (Or go to My account)

Office365.com -> Settings
Office365.com -> Settings

3 Click on Security & privacy -> Additional security verification -> Create and menagae app passwords

Office 365 -> My account -> Security & privacy
Office 365 -> My account -> Security & privacy

4 Create an App password, give it a proper name, copy the password save it for later use.

5 Open the Control Panel.

6 Type mail in search bar, click on search result

Control Panel -> Search bar
Control Panel -> Search bar

7 Click Email Accounts…

Mail Setup - Outlook
Mail Setup – Outlook

8 Click New…

Mail (Outlook) - Accout Settings
Mail (Outlook) – Accout Settings

9 Select Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.

Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account
Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account

10 Select Microsoft Exchange Server or compatible service, then click Next.

Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account
Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account

11 Enter the following in the corresponding fields:

Server: outlook.office365.com

User Name: username

When finished, click More Settings

*Warning: Do not click the Check Name button at this step, or the configuration process will fail.

Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account
Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account

12 Click Security

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange
Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account

13 Uncheck Encrypt data between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange.

Choose Anonymous Authentication from the Logon network security drop-down menu.

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange

14 In the Connection tab, check Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP, then click Exchange Proxy Settings…

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange

15 In the Use this URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange field, enter outlook.office365.com.

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings

16 Check the Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name on their certificate, then enter msstd:outlook.com in the associated text field.

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings

17 Make following changes:

Check the On fast networks, connect using HTTP first then connect using TCP/IP box.

Select Basic Authentication from the Use this authentication when connecting to my proxy server for Exchange drop-down menu.

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings

18 Click OK.

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings

19 Click OK.

Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange
Mail (Outlook) -> Microsoft Exchange

20 Click Check Name.

Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account
Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account

21 An authentication prompt will appear. Enter your [email protected] and password form step 4 in the corresponding fields, then click OK.

Windows Security - Login
Windows Security – Login

22 Click Next >.

23 Click Finish. Your account will be setup and you can open Outlook to begin using your Exchange account.

Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account
Mail (Outlook) -> Add Account