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How to Use the Microsoft Junk Email Reporting Add-in for Outlook

How to Use the Microsoft Junk Email Reporting Add-in for Outlook

Junk email, or spam, is a frustrating part of modern email. Millions of junk messages are sent every day, so it's likely that you receive some in your inbox.

While Outlook and other email clients do a good job of blocking spam automatically, Microsoft also offers a great Outlook add-in for reporting junk email.

What Is the Difference Between Phishing and Junk Mail?

What Is the Difference Between Phishing and Junk Mail?

Since email is so prevalent, you've probably heard the terms junk mail and phishing before. While it might seem like these two terms refer to the same type of email, this isn't the case.

Let's take a look at the differences between phishing and junk mail, and what this means for you.

How to Use the Houk Consulting Autotask Client Portal

How to Use the Houk Consulting Autotask Client Portal

Wondering how many IT support tickets your company has open? Want to check the status of a ticket you submitted recently? You can do all this and more with the Houk Consulting client portal.

This ties in with Autotask, our ticketing system, and lets you get a better picture of what's going on with various tickets.

How UAC Helps to Protect Your Computer

How UAC Helps to Protect Your Computer

When you try to install software or make certain changes on your computer, you might see a window like this:

This is from the UAC (User Account Control) feature on Windows. Let's take a look at what UAC is and why it's important to keep enabled.
What Is UAC?
UAC is a security feature first introduced in Windows Vista.

Introducing New and Improved Monthly Reports

Introducing New and Improved Monthly Reports

Houk Consulting clients receive a report at the start of each month that details crucial information about your IT infrastructure. We're excited to announce that we've recently revamped these reports to make them even better for you.

In addition to a cleaner visual look, the new reports from N-Central have some other benefits.

Understanding the Different Types of USB Cables and Ports

Understanding the Different Types of USB Cables and Ports

USB (Universal Serial Bus) is the standard for connecting all sorts of devices today. But the universal in its name can be a bit misleading, as there are many different types of USB connectors and a few different standards.

Let's discuss the various iterations of USB so you know what type of connection to expect with what devices.

Why a Computer Warranty Is Important

Why a Computer Warranty Is Important

It might seem like computer warranties aren't worth the extra cost. You might figure that given the cost of a premium new machine, the chance of something going wrong is low. But every computer fails eventually---almost always at the least convenient moment.

Why We Should Embrace the Subscription Model

Why We Should Embrace the Subscription Model

Over the past decade, we've seen a shift in the payment model for software. For a long time, software was commonly offered for a one-time fee. But now, led by the rise of mobile applications, more software uses a subscription-based model.

While you might not initially think this is such a great idea, it has a lot of benefits to consider.

9 Vital Security Practices for Everyone

9 Vital Security Practices for Everyone

Digital security is paramount for both businesses and individuals. Today we have more personal information online than ever, with increasingly dangerous digital threats popping up all the time.

If you want to fortify your digital security, we have several tips to help you.