Thursday, December 3, 2020

How to fix Outlook desktop app account problems with Outlook.com or Hotmail.com blocked, stopped, not working, authentication problems

Recently, my Outlook desktop app client started to have authentication problems for my hotmail.com / outlook.com emails and I though initial it was due to outdated setting see below. But that was not it.

Seems using my VPN has cause spam and fraud rules to triggered on Microsoft mail servers. I wish they had a application level authentication token that would get around this. 

So result is outlook.office365.com is complaining of suspicious activity and has temporarily blocked access.  

Solution: Login into hotmail.com or outlook.com email via your browser and then your Outlook desktop client will work. 


Double check these new server settings as well. 

There are new server settings, and available here for reference :  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/pop-and-imap-email-settings-for-outlook-8361e398-8af4-4e97-b147-6c6c4ac95353

New server settings

Outlook.com

Hotmail.com

Live.com

IMAP Server: outlook.office365.com

Port: 993

Encryption: SSL/TLS

POP Server: outlook.office365.com

Port: 995

Encryption: SSL/TLS

SMTP Server: smtp.office365.com

Port: 587

Encryption: STARTTLS

Goto E-mail accounts and edit your existing connection to use the above setting, below is for POP/SMTP settings. Change to new setting in above table


Use TLS, if you cannot choose both under "More settings....."



Monday, November 30, 2020

How to import a config file into CoreFTP

Here's how to import a config file (.coreftp) that you download from CPanel into CoreFTP, the somehow preferred FTP client in CPanel. You think this would be part of the help file????

There is no function to import of the top level, most logically the File menu ? You have open the Site Manage located under top level Sites menu. In Site Manager windows, right-click into blank area (saved sites window) to reveal import capability. 

Personally, I find CoreFTP the worst ftp client, very un-intuitive design and ridiculously small fonts.




Friday, November 20, 2020

Am‍a‍zon Phishing email with subject Re: Notification from Am‍a‍zon: Your account is on hold due unusual login was found on your activity - Action is required to continue shopping with Am‍a‍zon

For the record, this is an Amazon phishing email attempt that is recently going around, with subject "Re: Notification from Am‍a‍zon: Your account is on hold due unusual login was found on your activity - Action is required to continue shopping with Am‍a‍zon

What to do?  Report them, goto bottom of page. 


From : Amazon <xxxxxxxxxxb@toko-ew.store>
Subject : 
Re: Notification from Am‍a‍zon: Your account is on hold due unusual login was found on your activity - Action is required to continue shopping with Am‍a‍zon









PHISHING LINKs;

1. Hover over image
http://xaelvz.qewoahzkz.pqtimakzds.com/xxxxx

How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Check email address in full, if it's not from originating company then it's phishing.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the  company's website then forget it.
  3. The best way is to 

How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1. Outlook.com->Actions->View Message Source. 
  2. Gmail.com->More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
Check for suspicious links, anything that does not originate from apple.com.


Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1. Outlook.com->Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2. Gmail.com->More (down-arrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report Phishing

If you have recievied this email take further 

  1. https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/


Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies

  1. http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx