How to set up POP3 for Gmail using Windows Mail in Vista.

This is a continuation of the steps that you can see here:


In this first image, you can see that you want to put in the type of email server type and the URLs that will be utilized.


Setup Email Servers


In the next step, you will want to put in your full gmail account, including @gmail.com and your password.  “Remember password” is set on as default, you can shut it off if you please.  It just makes it easier if it is set to remember.


Internet Mail Login

The image below should be what your servers advanced tab should look like.  This comes after you click next on the previous step.  There is 1 window in there, but just click finish or OK to go on.  Do NOT download the mail right now as it will not be able to connect.  To get to the account properties, you will (on the main window) want to go to Tools -> Accounts, highlight your account (should be the first one up top) and choose properties on the right side.  You will then proceed to the servers tab.  The only step here is to just select “My server requires authentication.”


Properties' Server Tab


This is the final step.  To get here, on the properties, choose the advanced tab.  Then make sure your click both of the “This server requires a secure connect (SSL)”.  The server port numbers should be the same as below.


Properties' Advanced Tab


You will notice that I selected “Leave a copy of messages on server”, because I like to have my emails archived.  You may/may not want to do this, but with Gmail and the almost unlimited space they provide, it won’t hurt to save the emails.

How to setup your Gmail account with Windows Mail.

If you are wondering how to setup your Gmail account in Vista with Windows Mail, here it is.


Google provides instructions on how to do it, but the numbers never worked for me.  I decided to play around with it and got it to work.


The first couple of steps are easy.


  1. Put in the name you want to display.  Click Next
  2. Enter your email address for the gmail service (include @gmail.com).  Click Next.
  3. The type of server is POP3
    1. For incoming mail, type in “pop.gmail.com” without the quotation marks
    2. For outgoing mail, type in “smtp.gmail.com” again with out the quotation marks.
    3. Click Next
  4. Enter your gmail username, but make sure you include @gmail.com at the end.  Also put in your password for your account.  Click Next.
  5. Do not download the email at this time, as it wont connect.  You have to do a couple of more things.  I have taken screen grabs using Vista’s “snipping tool”.

Continue for final steps/images.

Great News About Vista!

The second most popular IM client, AIM, now works.  I successfully downloaded and installed the lastest non-beta build onto Vista Pre-RC1 build.


AIM around me is “the” IM client, although I do like Live Messenger more.  Its just that all my friends from back home use AIM, so I had to keep in touch with them all.


Woo hoo!  No more AIM Express!


This could be one of the final steps for me to make that plung into everyday Vista use.

Ah…change.

You know when things are changing, and sometimes you just feel like…meh.  Like its going to be a weird change and all.  I kinda see that going on (keep in my I am in college), but still.


Alot of changes going on, and the whole atmosphere will be changing.  Its going to be weird.

Moved back to Syracuse, and I have a little 360 Tidbit.

I moved in yesterday into my (on campus) apartment here at Syracuse University.  It is a 2 floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with the kitchen and living room on the first floor.  It is a sweet deal.


Anyways, I set my 360 up last night, and put in the request for it to have access to the internet.  It was OK’d today.  The only real problem is the broadband.  It is weak, and apparently I drop.  I hope this changes as everyone is moved in and not always on.


So…the cool deal right now, is that I am using the school’s network to share my media to my 360 via Windows Media Connect 2.0.  It is so sweet, that I decided to write about it.


Also, welcome to those who read gamertagblog.com/97.  That is my blog over at gamertagblog.com, that was set up by the one, and only StonyArc.  Stonyarc is part of the XUG team, and is a mastermind at coding.  He is also part of XCDP and it doing amazing things within that program.

So, I have just moved into my new apartment for school.

I moved in yesterday into my (on campus) apartment here at Syracuse University.  It is a 2 floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with the kitchen and living room on the first floor.  It is a sweet deal.


Anyways, I set my 360 up last night, and put in the request for it to have access to the internet.  It was OK’d today.  The only real problem is the broadband.  It is weak, and apparently I drop.  I hope this changes as everyone is moved in and not always on.


So…the cool deal right now, is that I am using the school’s network to share my media to my 360 via Windows Media Connect 2.0.  It is so sweet, that I decided to write about it.


Also, welcome to those who read gamertagblog.com/97.  That is my blog over at gamertagblog.com, that was set up by the one, and only StonyArc.  Stonyarc is part of the XUG team, and is a mastermind at coding.  He is also part of XCDP and it doing amazing things within that program.

Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 releases on September 5!

Just got this from Microsoft:


Microsoft announces the global retail launch of new Xbox Live Arcade compilation for Xbox 360 gamers


 


Microsoft today announced the worldwide launch of Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1, a new disc compilation of hit Xbox Live Arcade games plus a free 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription and downloadable Xbox Live Arcade demos. Priced at $39.99 Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 arrives in stores worldwide on September 5, 2006.


 


Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged provides a taste of the Xbox Live Arcade experience for gamers everywhere, with a great collection of new and original casual games that are fun, engaging and easy to learn and pick up and play.


 


Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1 includes:


·         6 Xbox Live Arcade hit titles:


1.     Geometry Wars® Retro Evolved


·         One of the most popular games on Xbox Live Arcade, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved is a space shooter with a frenetic, high-definition twist


2.     Wik: Fable of Souls™


·         Wik’s beautifully mysterious world of fairytale charm unfolds as you swing by your tongue through 120+ single player levels and 7 modes of play, including same-console multiplayer!


3.     Outpost Kaloki X™


·         Solve challenges, entertain visiting aliens, and rake in the money in Outpost Kaloki X, the light-hearted space station tycoon game


4.     Bejeweled® 2 Deluxe


·         With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before!


5.     Hardwood Backgammon


·         Play a game of classic Backgammon against the computer, against a friend on a single console, or against on online opponent over Xbox  Live


6.     Texas Hold ‘em


·         This poker title simulates the tournament setting right in your home, and with Xbox Live Vision, you’ll feel like you are in Las Vegas


 


·         Free 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription


 


·         3 downloadable Xbox Live Arcade demos:


o    UNO ®


o    Marble Blast® Ultra


o    Feeding Frenzy™


 


 


With the accompanying free 1 month Xbox Live Gold subscription Xbox Live Unplugged gamers can sample all of the benefits the world’s largest online gaming and entertainment network has to offer. Connect to Xbox Live and join more than 3 million gamers across 24 countries across the globe; enjoy free game demos, movie trailers and music vides and get together with friends to play in fun, new ways.


 


Check out Xbox Live and Xbox.com for continuing updates on exciting new Xbox Live Arcade content available to Xbox 360 gamers.

The Live Vision Bundle has been announced!

Going on today’s news out of Germany, Microsoft has also announced the bundles and pricing for the ever fun, Xbox Live Vision Camera.  Details are seen as below:


Xbox Live Vision camera for the Xbox 360 system
Chat via video, send photo messages, put your own face in a game, and customize your gamertag on the Xbox Live network. The camera will be available in the U.S. on Sept 19 and in Europe on Oct 6 in two packages:


  • Xbox Live Vision: This package includes Xbox Live Vision camera, one-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Xbox 360 Headset, and free* downloads of two full-version Xbox Live Arcade games: the popular UNO® card game and TotemBall, the new 3-D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour Ltd. that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles (estimated retail price (ERP) $39.99 U.S.).
  • Xbox Live Video Chat Gold Kit: This package includes the Xbox Live Vision camera, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, an Xbox 360 Headset, free downloads of three full-version Xbox Live Arcade games—the popular UNO card game, TotemBall and the classicRobotron 2084 action shooter—and 200 Microsoft Points (ERP $79.99 U.S.).

*Internet connection charges may apply.


**Actual retail prices may vary.

Xbox360 news straight out of Germany.

Was reading Trixie’s post about the news out of Germany regarding the Xbox360 and Games for Windows.


Microsoft announced that they will be expanding into Eastern Europe adding 4 countries (Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland) this Autumn.


Microsoft also announced pricing and availability of some accessories for your Xbox360 console.  Taken from the Press Release:


Xbox Live Vision camera for the Xbox 360 system
Chat via video, send photo messages, put your own face in a game, and customize your gamertag on the Xbox Live network. The camera will be available in the U.S. on Sept 19 and in Europe on Oct 6 in two packages:


  • Xbox Live Vision: This package includes Xbox Live Vision camera, one-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Xbox 360 Headset, and free* downloads of two full-version Xbox Live Arcade games: the popular UNO® card game and TotemBall, the new 3-D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour Ltd. that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles (estimated retail price (ERP) $39.99 U.S.).
  • Xbox Live Video Chat Gold Kit: This package includes the Xbox Live Vision camera, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, an Xbox 360 Headset, free downloads of three full-version Xbox Live Arcade games—the popular UNO card game, TotemBall and the classicRobotron 2084 action shooter—and 200 Microsoft Points (ERP $79.99 U.S.).

Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
For true racing enthusiasts who demand unparalleled driving realism at home, this innovatively designed wheel combines form and function with the latest technology in wireless and force feedback. Purchase the wheel and get a limited-edition force feedback version of Project Gotham Racing® 3 while supplies last (ERP $149.99 U.S., available in November).


Xbox 360 Wireless Headset
Providing the ultimate wireless experience, this headset integrates seamlessly with the Xbox 360 console to provide wireless voice chat capabilities, stylish design and superior voice quality over the Xbox Live network (ERP$59.99 U.S.**, available in November).


Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
By plugging the compact receiver into a Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port on a PC, use Xbox 360 wireless accessories on your Windows-based computer (ERP $19.99 U.S.**, available in late December).


Xbox 360 Faceplates
Customize your consoles with one of three new special-edition faceplates featuring images from your favorite games, including the Halo® franchise,Viva Piñata™, and Forza Motorsport™ 2 (ERP $19.99 U.S.**, available in early November).


 

Remember to download Texas Hold Em.

Trixie talked about it, Gamerscore Blog talked about it:


 


Don’t Delay!  Download ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ Poker in the next 48 hours and it’s yours for free   


  


Being patient might help you win a hand at poker, but it certainly won’t help you get ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ for free. All Xbox 360 gamers who log on to Xbox Live Marketplace between 1am Pacific Wednesday, August 23 through 1am Pacific Friday, August 25 can download ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ for free.


 


GAME FOCUS: 


 


‘Texas Hold ‘em’ for Xbox Live Arcade simulates the real poker atmosphere and gameplay only found in competitive poker rooms around the world. Persistent Bankroll and lifelike graphics make this game a must-have for any poker fan. Play against the dealer or play online with or against your friends and turn every night into poker night.


 


GAME FEATURES: 


 


‘With high-definition graphics, Xbox Live Achievements and Leaderboards, the Xbox Live Arcade version of this all-time classic game provides hours of fun.


‘Texas Hold ‘em’ includes:


  • Persistent Bankroll
  • Online multiplayer and tournaments
  • Original music and sound effects
  • High definition graphics
  • Leaderboards
  • Achievements

WHEN CAN I GET IT:  Download ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ today, Wednesday, August 23, at 1am PST on Xbox Live Arcade. 


Microsoft Game Studios:  Free between 1am Pacific Wednesday, August 23 through 1am Pacific Friday, August 25.   Beginning 1:01am Pacific Friday, August 25, the title is available for 800 Microsoft Points


For more information please visit Xbox.com