Sunday, January 19, 2014

Adding Your Bellsouth Email Account To Microsoft Outlook

You might be using the BellSouth account for your email correspondence, and wondering whether it is possible to connect this email account to your Microsoft Outlook mail client application. It is indeed possible to do so, if you know all the relevant details for setting up the account in Outlook.
You would be able to find the settings details on either the Outlook Express help website, or the official website of the BellSouth email network. After collecting these, you need to follow the instructions given below to the set up the BellSouth email account in Microsoft Outlook.

How to add the BellSouth account to Outlook
  • On the Outlook Express toolbar menu, you would find the Set up a mail account option. This would take you to a number of other options, among which you need to choose Create a new Internet mail account. Here, you would find the Display option – you need to give here the name you want displayed on your outgoing mails.
  • Then you would find the option that says I already have an email account that I would like to use. Now, enter your email address for the BellSouth account in the Email Address field and fill in the other details for setting up the account using the details you collected from the BellSouth mail network website.
  • These details would include the email account type (which would be POP3), the incoming and the outgoing mail server addresses for the BellSouth email service.
  • Once you have entered these details, you would be required to enter the username and password for the BellSouth email account. Only if all the above-mentioned details are entered correctly will the Outlook client be able to connect to the BellSouth mail server.
  • You can use the Remember my password option in the Outlook mail client so that you do not have to enter the password every time you log in.
  • This completes the email account setup process in Outlook Express, and you can exit from the account setup wizard by pressing on the Finish button.
Your BellSouth mail account is now added to the Outlook mail client. You would now receive your BellSouth account mail messages in Outlook Express. If you faced any errors while setting up the mail account, contact Outlook Express help for assistance.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Creating A System Backup Image In Windows 8

No matter how much care you provide to your Windows system, it come across a wide range of issues and thus, there is always a risk of data loss. Creating system backup image of your Windows computer and saving the file in an external media can help to recover data files in an event of system malfunction later. Apart from that, creating a backup image makes it quite easier to transfer files and documents to another computer while upgrading the system.

There are numerous third-party applications for creating system backup image such as True Image, Norton Ghost, and Clonezilla; but the task can also be done using an inbuilt tool in the most recent versions of Windows platform. Follow the below given steps to create a system backup image in your Windows 8 computer.


  • Search for recovery from the Start Screen on your Win8 computer and click on the Windows 7 File Recovery option in the search results page.
  • Click on the Create a system image link located on the left pane of the Windows 7 File Recovery utility window.
  • Select a desired location to save the system image file, and re-check the backup settings.
  • Click on the Start backup button to begin the process. When done, you will have the options to create a system repair disc or recovery drive. Insert any removal media like USB flash drive, DVD, or external hard disk to the computer and follow the on-screen instructions for the task.

The above steps show you how to create a backup image of your Windows 8 computer. To recover files and data from the system image, proceed with the following steps.

  • Go to the Settings menu on your Win8 computer Start Screen and click on Change PC Settings option. Move on to the General section and locate Advanced startup.
  • Select Restart now button located under the category and click on Troubleshoot to boot to the drive that contains the system backup image.
  • Select Advanced options in the resulting page, and opt for System Image Recovery.
  • Select your user account and enter the password when prompted by the System Image Recovery wizard, and you are done.

If you get any error message saying that ‘Windows cannot find a system image’, make sure that the storage media is connected properly to the system, and carry out the above steps once again. If you still face issues in reimaging from the system backup image, contact Windows support center for assistance.