How to solve “Gmail SMTP Functionality Not Enabled” problem.


Gmail SMTP Functionality Not Enabled


Gmail SMTP Functionality Not Enabled

I ran into this issue yesterday when trying to add a new non-gmail address to my Gmail account:

You must send through SMTP servers when you send as However, this functionality is not available for your account. Please contact your domain administrator.

Try the following fix:

In google apps and under Gmail
Click Advanced settings
Under “Allow per-user outbound gateways” – Disable the checkbox and re-enable it again (or just enable it if it is initially disabled).
This should activate this setting although the downside of this is that it could take up to 24 hours to propagate in full
It should solve the error.


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How to Backup and Restore Signatures in Outlook 2013 1


How to Backup and Restore Signatures in Outlook 2013


You’ve created several signatures that you use for various types of emails. Then, you get a new machine and have to set up Windows and all your programs again. However, you can easily preserve your signatures in Outlook and restore them to the new machine.

Signatures are not stored in the .pst file Outlook uses for email messages. They are stored in the following location:



There is an easy way to open this location from within Outlook. Click the File tab.


On the Account Information screen, click Options in the list of menu items on the left.


Click Mail in the list of menu items on the left side of the Outlook Options dialog box.


In the Compose messages section, press Ctrl while clicking on the Signatures button.


The Signatures folder opens in Windows Explorer. To backup your signatures, simply copy all the files in this folder to another location.


To restore your signatures, copy them from your backup location back into the C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures location. The next time you open Outlook, your saved signatures will be available. If you had signatures selected as default signatures for new emails and for replies and forwards, you’ll have to define those again.

NOTE: Each signature you create in Outlook exists in three formats: Plain Text (.txt), HTML (.htm), and Rich Text (.rtf). You need to backup all these formats for each signature.

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Improved Google Tasks Panel

If you use google tasks alot and you have more than on “task account” on it you could use this link:

Here you could see all your tasks in different categories.

A mod by that name of (Improved) Google Tasks Panel extension that displays all lists with a larger default sized panel is also available (under Chrome store):
Does only one thing - it loads this page in a panel:

Nothing more, nothing less.


How to change MAC ADDRESS in Windows ?


What is MAC Address?

MAC address (Media Access Control) is the unique number (identifier) which is assigned by network interface hardware manufactures and store them into their hardware. MAC address used in hardware interface devices such as ethernet port, 802.11 wireless networks, Bluetooth adopter and still more.

The MAC address is a 12-digit hexadecimal number which is ranging between 0000 0000 0001 – FEFF FFFF FFFF. This 48-bit address space contains potentially 248 or 281,474,976,710,656 possible MAC addresses. Know about to changing MAC address in your PC is much needed one to hide your online identity, avoid potential of data losses and fight against hackers.

Here is the step by step instructions about how to change your unique MAC address into custom one. The instructions which is illustrated below just for educational purpose, not to be used for illegal activities.

Before to change the MAC address, find the current MAC address to ensure the changes after you did. Go to your command prompt and enter the command ipconfig /all and hit enter. Your Mac address will be shown as illustrated below.

Based on the screenshot, the current MAC address is FE-FF-FF-FF-FF-FE. Let we change our MAC address using the following instructions.

How to Change them in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 ?

For Windows XP Users

Step -1

Windows XP Users Navigate to Control Panel (Classic View) > Network Connections

Step -2

Select and right click on your network connection, and then click Properties.

Step – 3


Click and select local area connection properties Configure button as illustrated below.

Step – 4

Select the advanced tab (highlighted in red) as shown below.

Step – 5


Under advanced tab, Select Network address Properties and enter the custom 12-digit hexadecimal number (Custom MAC ID) ranging between 0000 0000 0001 – FEFF FFFF FFFF (without spaces) as shown below and click OK. (In this tutorial, we used FEFEFEFEFE as Custom MAC ID)

All done. The New MAC ID assigned as FEFEFEFEFE in your Windows XP computer. If you wish to revert back default MAC ID in feature, do the same steps illustrated above and select Not Present radio button and click OK button. So, the default MAC ID will be restored.


For Windows Vista Users


Step – 1


Windows Vista Users Navigate to Control Panel (Classic View) > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections

Step – 2


Click manage network connections and Select the appropriate Network icon, right click on it and select properties menu.

Step – 3


Under Properties, Click on Configure button to get into next step.

Step – 4

Under Advanced adapter settings, Select Locally administered address menu and enter the Custom MAC ID as illustrated below and click OK. You’re done. (In this tutorial we used FEFFFFFFFFFE as custom MAC ID)

You are successfully changed the MAC ID now.


For Windows 7 Users


Step – 1


Navigate to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Network and Sharing Center

Step – 2


From the left pan click Change Adapter settings

Step – 3


Select appropriate network connections adapter and click on Properties

Step – 4


Click Configure button to go through the next step.

Step – 5

Goto advanced tab and select the locally administered address menu, then enter thecustom MAC id you wish to change as show in the below screenshot and Click OK.

You’re done. For windows 7 operating system, we have used AAAA-AAAA-AAAA (without hyphens) as custom MAC ID.


To verify the MAC ID, simply go to command prompt and enter the command ipconfig /all. The custom MAC ID will be shows besides to physical address for the corresponding network adapter you have modified. To restore the default MAC ID in windows vista and Windows 7 operating system, follow the same steps as specified above (according to operating system) and click Use default button and Hit OK. The default MAC ID will be used there after.


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Easily Add Facebook Chat to Pidgin


Want to keep in touch with your Facebook friends throughout the day?  Here we’ll show you how to easily add Facebook chat to the popular multi-protocol chat client Pidgin.

Getting Started

First, make sure you have a username for your Facebook account (link below).  This is a relatively new feature for Facebook, so if you’ve had your account for a while you may need to choose one.


If you already have one, you should see it listed instead.


Now, open Pidgin, and click Manage Accounts.


Click Add…


Then select XMPP from the Protocol list.


Now, enter your Facebook username without the part (e.gyour.facebook.username, not  Then, enter for the Domain, and enter your standard Facebook password.  You can check the “Remember password” box if you’d like Pidgin to automatically sign in to Facebook chat.


Now, click on the Advanced tab, and uncheck the “Require SSL/TLS” box.  Also, make sure the Connect port is 5222.  Click Add, and your Facebook account is added to Pidgin.


Now Facebook will show up in your list of accounts, with the


Your Facebook friends will show up directly in your Buddy list, complete with their full name and Facebook profile picture.  Any users that are not in a group will show under your standard list, while ones in a Facebook group will be shown in a separate group.  You can move which groups your Facebook friends show up in, just like you can with other chat contacts.


And no matter if your friend is logged in on the standard Facebook website or through another chat application, it will work the same as always.


This is a great way to keep in touch with your Facebook friends throughout the day.  If you like Facebook chat and already use Pidgin, now you can keep from switching between programs and just chat with all your friends from a central location.


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