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Windows Firewall check #how #to #check #your #firewall #settings

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Windows Firewall check

Published: December 16, 2009

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

The Windows Firewall check identifies whether the Windows Firewall is enabled (on the scanned computer) for all active network connections. The check also identifies port exceptions, service exceptions, and application exceptions..

Windows Firewall is software that runs on your computer and provides protection against network attacks from the Internet or other computers on the network

Windows Firewall is included in Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista. Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) is included in Windows XP prior to SP2 and Windows Server 2003 prior to SP1. This check pertains to Windows Firewall and not to ICF.

Resolutions for potentially unacceptable scores

It is recommended that you enable Windows Firewall for each network connection on a computer. You can change firewall settings through: Control Panel WindowsFirewall or by using Group Policy. For more information about Windows Firewall, see How to turn of or turn off the firewall in Windows XP (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=19699) and Managing Windows XP Service Pack 2 Features Using Group Policy: Windows Firewall (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95063)

Scoring and results

The following tables show how Client Security determines the score resulting from performing this check on a client computer.

Overall score for computers with Windows Firewall disabled





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Setup Android email settings #android #email, #setup #android #email, #android #email #settings, #setup, #settings,

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Setup Android Email

All email settings are pretty similar

Whenever you are asked for a username that will most certainly be your email
When choosing from several account types like Exchange IMAP or POP3 you should probably go with POP3

Incoming servers are usually pop. or pop3. or mail .yourserver.com
The incoming server ports are 110 for no security or 995 for SSL security (accept all certificates if available)
When using SSL your incoming server can also be pop. or pop3. or mail.anotherserver .com

The outgoing servers are usually smtp. or mail .yourserver.com
The ports are 25 for no security, 587 for no security or TLS, or 465 for SSL security (accept all certificates)
When using SSL your outgoing server can also be smtp. or mail.anotherserver .com
The outgoing servers usually require authentication using your username (your email again) and password

REMEMBER: You should only use the settings provided by your hosting or email provider.

Gmail settings

You will need to enable POP in Gmail:
1 – Log in to Gmail
2 – Click on the Configuration button at the top of the page
3 – Select Settings
4 – Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP
5 – Enable POP and select what you wish to occur wen accessing POP emails.

These are the necessary settings to setup Gmail with your Android email :
Incoming server settings (POP3): pop.gmail.com | port 995 | security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)

Outgoing server settings (SMTP). smtp.gmail.com | port 465 | security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)
Requires sign-in with your username (your email) and password

Hotmail / Outlook.com settings

Yahoo settings

Hosting settings

These are the most common settings BUTyou should ONLY use the ones provided by your Hosting service.

Incoming server settings (POP3): mail.yourwebsite.com | port 110 | security type: None
But in it can also be mail.anotherserver.com | port 995 | security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)

Outgoing server settings (SMTP): mail.yourwebsite.com | port 587 | security type: None
But in it can also be mail.anotherserver.com | port 465 | security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)
Requires sign-in with your username (your email) and password (provided by your hosting provider)

Never delete emails from server BUT ONLY IF you frequently use a computer to also check your emails!
DO NOT
use your phone as your only email device!

When you check/download your emails into your phone you are just receiving a copy of those emails.
The original emails are kept on your hosting account waiting to be deleted.
Since there is no option to delete emails from server after you download them, they will just keep piling up.
Your hosting account will run out of space in no time and your email service will stop working.
A computer downloads and keeps your emails only in your hard drive. You will never run out of space!
ALSO. if you lose, drop and damage, or even update your phone, you will lose your emails forever .
A computer has no such risks and you are also able to backup your emails.

Other emails settings

These are the most common settings BUTyou should ONLY use the ones provided by your email provider.

Incoming server settings (POP3): mail.server.com | port 110 | security type: None
But in it can also be pop.anotherserver.com | port 995 | security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)

Outgoing server settings (SMTP): mail.server.com | port 587 | security type: None
But in it can also be pop.anotherserver.com | port 465 | security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)
Requires sign-in with your username (your email) and password (provided by your email provider)

Never delete emails from server BUT ONLY IF you frequently use a computer to also check your emails!
DO NOT
use your phone as your only email device!

When you check/download your emails into your phone you are just receiving a copy of those emails.
The original emails are kept on your provider’s server waiting to be deleted.
Since there is no option to delete emails from server after you download them, they will just keep piling up.
Your email account will run out of space in no time and your email service will stop working.
A computer downloads and keeps your emails only in your hard drive. You will never run out of space!
ALSO. if you lose, drop and damage, or even update your phone, you will lose your emails forever .
A computer has no such risks and you are also able to backup your emails.





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Check your Windows 7 firewall settings #how #to #check #your #firewall #settings

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Check your Windows 7 Firewall settings with this quick and easy tutorial

The Windows 7 Firewall should be enabled by default, unless you have installed a third-party firewall. This tutorial will show you how you can check the firewall settings in Windows 7. Not using Windows 7? Tutorials for checking the Windows Firewall are available for Windows XP and Windows Vista users too. Click here for the Windows XP version or, click here for the Windows Vista version.

Windows 7 users can check that their firewall is enabled by doing the following. Firstly, click Start, and select Control Panel :-

The Windows 7 Control Panel will now be displayed:-

Choose System and Security . The link is circled in red in the picture above. Now, look for the Windows Firewall icon as shown in the picture below:-

Click on Check firewall status as circled in red in the picture above. The Windows Firewall will then open:-

In the image above, we can see that we re connected to a private network and that the firewall is enabled, see the green shield icon circled in the picture above? This means that Windows Firewall is protecting that connection. To view our Windows 7 Firewall video tutorial, click here.

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CDA Certification #cda,child #care #development,child #care #settings,child #daycare,child #development #associate,child #development #classes,childcare,counseling,family #child #care,working

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Reaching Your Goals with a CDA certification

If you love working with children, and are in search of a rewarding career that won t take years of college to obtain, you might consider earning a CDA certification in child development. This certification can take you many places towards your career goals, and many times begins at a nearby child daycare center.

Definition of a Child Development Associate

A CDA certificate is generally needed to work in any childcare setting, whether it be a daycare, medical, counseling, or court and legal facilities. Wherever you want your career to go, it will begin in this area with a CDA certificate that allows you to work with children. The certification acknowledges that you are prepared and knowledgeable in child care and development.

A person who is CDA certified is recognized as a specialist in child care development. If you are seeking CDA certification to further your career, or if your present employer requires that you receive certification, there are some requirements that you must meet in order to apply for your certification.

Every CDA certification is approved through the state in which you plan to work, but also the Council for Professional Recognition, in Washington, D.C. which issues and renews certifications. There are three types of CDA certifications: center-based settings, family child care settings, and home visitor settings. Each certification has the same basic requirements, but the training will vary slightly depending on the type of job you hold. Many daycare facilities require center-based setting certification, while many state and legal agencies require field workers who have training in family or home settings.

You are not required to have a degree in order to be CDA certified. Most community colleges offer child development classes that will lead to certification, or, if you currently work in a child care setting, stepping up to a CDA position may be possible. In fact, many employers will require that you receive certification before working directly alone with children.

CDA Certification Requirements

In order to apply for CDA certification, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and completed 120 hours of classes (12 college hours) on the subjects required. You will be assigned an observer while you are in training, and the hours will be documented and noted by the observer. Once completed, you will be required to pass a basic written and oral exam, sent to you by the governing council. If the council is confident you display the competency required in child development, you will be issued a CDA certificate, renewable every three years. The study and training are completed in about 12 months.

Application for a CDA Certification

During the application process, you will be judged on your level of competency displayed in child care development knowledge, your ability to care for children, your advisor s observations, and parents observations. These are generally questionnaires sent home with parents who will grade you according to their opinions of how you handle children. These notes will be a part of your application to the council, along with documentation of your completed courses of study. The competency standards you will be judged on are safety, health, learning environment, communicative, creativeness, social, guidance, family, professionalism, and management abilities.

You will be required to include an application fee when applying for your certification. The process may take several weeks before your CDA certification is approved and received. You may find several online classes available for certification. In addition, there is a one-year certification program available for those who have never worked, or not currently employed in a job that directly cares for children. It is also available through the council for certification for a fee, and must be renewed for the three-year certification once your hours of experience are logged.

For more information regarding a CDA certification. visit your college counselor, child care employer, or contact the Council for Professional Recognition, 2460 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009-3575, or online at www.cdacouncil.org.

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MMS Picture Messaging Information #mms, #multimedia, #picture, #messaging, #media, #video, #text, #message, #o2, #vodafone,

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MMS Picture Messaging Information

This page contains information and advice on MMS Picture Messaging, and how set up this mobile phone service in the UK

What is MMS?

MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, and more commonly referred to as ‘Picture Messaging’.

MMS beats the standard SMS text message as it adds animation, images, sound and video to a message sent from your phone.

What can you do with MMS?

  • Take digital photographs and store photographs on the Internet
  • Send and receive full colour pictures
  • Send and receive voice clips
  • Add a text message to your picture
  • Purchase pictures and sounds from the Internet
  • Have enhanced polyphonic ringtones

MMS runs over GPRS. You normally need to subscribe to a GPRS tariff, and have ‘Media Messaging’ enabled by your network operator. You will need a phone handset that supports the MMS service – If you receive an MMS message and don’t have a suitable handset or GPRS service, you’ll receive a standard SMS text message, and will be able to view the message at the web address included with the text message.

o2 Picture Messaging

Costs (o2 Online): Typically, sending an MMS over the o2 network costs 25p. Most of the o2 pay-monthly contracts come with a 500 text message or 125 MMS message bundle.

If you have received an MMS message that you can’t view from your o2 mobile, you can view this via o2’s website. Go to http://mediamessaging.o2.co.uk . You’ll need to log on to o2’s website using your standard o2 web logon. Once you’ve logged on, you’ll be able to access the message in the Media Messaging folders. If you don’t have an account with o2, you can register via www.o2.co.uk

To find out more, for more help with o2 settings, or to get hold of a smartphone with MMS, go to our dedicated o2 page

UK MMS Settings

Below are the MMS picture messaging settings for the main UK network operators:

o2 MMS settings

The o2 MMS settings can be sent direct to your mobile. Go to www.o2.co.uk/services/ota4/select. Alternatively, the settings are:

Access point name: wap.o2.co.uk (contract customers) or payandgo.o2.co.uk (pay-as-you-go customers)
Username: o2wap (contract customers) or payandgo (pay-as-you-go customers)
Password: password
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP (proxy) address: 193.113.200.195
Session mode: Permanent
Port number: 8080 or 9201
URL address
. http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002

Vodafone MMS settings

Access Point Name: wap.vodafone.co.uk
Username: wap
Password: wap
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP (proxy) address: 212.183.137.12
Session mode: Permanent
Port number: 9201
MMS Message (Relay) Server URL: http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms/

T-Mobile MMS settings

Access Point Name: general.t-mobile.uk
Username: user
Password: one2one
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP (proxy) address: 149.254.211.10 (also 149.254.201.135)
Session mode: Permanent
MMS Message (Relay) Server URL. http://mmsc.t-mobile.co.uk:8002/

Orange MMS settings

Note: Orange must enable MMS for your account. Contact Orange Customer Services

Access Point Name: orangemms
Username: Orange
Password: Multimedia
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP (proxy) address. 192.168.224.010
Port: 9201 (some users have reported 8080 works if 9201 doesn’t)
Session mode: Permanent
MMS Message (Relay) Server URL http://mms.orange.co.uk/

3 MMS settings

Access Point Name: mms.three.co.uk
Username: blank
Password: blank
Gateway IP (proxy) address. 217.171.129.2
Port number: 8799
MMS Message (Relay) Server URL: http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc

Virgin MMS settings

Note: Virgin must enable MMS for your account. Contact Virgin Customer Services

Access Point Name: goto.virginmobile.uk
Username: user
Password: (leave blank)
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP (proxy) address. 193.030.166.001
Port: 8080
Session mode: Permanent
MMS Message (Relay) Server URL http://mms.virginmobile.co.uk:8002

Tesco Mobile MMS settings

Many thanks to Nick B and Martin J for supplying the Tesco Mobile settings.

Access point name: prepay.tesco-mobile.com
Username: tescowap
Password: password
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP address: 193.113.200.195
Session mode: Permanent
URL address. http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002

GiffGaff MMS settings

Access point name: giffgaff.com
Username: giffgaff
Password: password
Authentication: Normal
URL address. http://mmsc.mediamessaging.co.uk:8002

BT Mobile MMS settings

Access point name: mobile.bt.uk
Username: user
Password: btmms
Authentication: Normal
Data bearer: GPRS
Gateway IP address: 212.183.137.012 or 62.239.21.123
Session mode: Permanent
URL address. http://mms.bt.com/servlets/mms or http://mmsc.btmms.co.uk:8002

We have also been told that the following settings may work for a corporate BT Mobile: APN: btmobile.bt.com. username:bt. password:bt, port:8799. IP address:212.183.137.12

ASDA Mobile MMS settings

Useful MMS information

Here are details of how to configure a Windows Mobile device for sending and receiving MMS messages. Here we’re using a Windows Mobile XDA Orbit with o2’s MMS service:

  • Go to Start Messaging
  • Go to Menu Tools Options MMS
  • Move to the Server tab.
  • Add a new entry for the MMS server you’re after, and enter the details of the MMS gateway – The following screenshot is for o2’s MMS gateway. Make sure that ‘Connect Via’ corresponds to the MMS access point of your mobile operator (more )

Make sure you set the new MMS entry as default, using Set as Default , then exit the MMS options screen.

MMS Problems:

  • The phone: Make sure that your phone supports MMS. Most newer mobiles support MMS, but many older phones don’t. If in doubt, check in your phone’s manual, or go to your phone manufacturer’s website and check the specification of your phone.
  • The network: Make sure that your network operator has enabled MMS on your mobile phone account. They have to switch the service on, and it may take up to 48 hours for your SIM Card to receive the command to enable the service. Double-check that the service has definitely been enabled by contacting your network operator.
  • Settings: Make sure that you have configured MMS correctly. We list the settings for the UK operators on this page. You can also have the settings sent direct to your mobile phone (see the link below). Many network operators offer the ability to send settings to your phone via their website too.
  • Credit: MMS messages are more expensive than text messages. Ensure that you have enough credit or have not exceeded your MMS allowance.
  • Connection: Ensure that you’re using the right Multimedia Message GPRS Access Point , and that the data bearer is set to GPRS. MMS uses a different APN to WAP, so if WAP works and MMS doesn’t you could be trying to send MMS via your WAP gateway.

Links:

  • MMS entry in Wikipedia – Great definition of MMS some useful links
  • Over-the-air configuring – Settings for email, WAP, GPRS and MMS sent to your Nokia phone
  • MMS Diary – Nifty app for those with a web server, this emulates an MMS server – get pics sent via MMS to your website

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