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HP Recalls AC Adapter power cords due to fire hazard

Please check out the following link to the consumer product safety commission, HP is offering to replace power cords that are at risk.

This recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.

Please note, not all flat 3-wired cables will meet the criteria for this recall, they must have the "LS-15" molded onto the end of the cable as shown in the picture on the recall notice.

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Adventures in Outlook (2003/2007/2010)

We have been doing an increasing amount of work for customers in Outlook lately; recovering or migrating accounts, mails, calendars and contacts primarily.

Rules and Alerts are very useful but can cause a lot of frustration if not used effectively. We'd like to share a tool we love that can clean up some of the insanity and some information that can help you build effective rules.

ODIR is a free tool for removing duplicate emails (often a result of conflicting rules or importing duplicate items) as well as Contacts, Calender items, Notes and Tasks! It is incredibly easy to use with an intuitive interface that gets the job done quickly. It also creates a subfolder with the items it has removed so you can be sure you don't lose anything by mistake. Completely free, give Outlook Duplicate Items Remover a try!

Without creating an exhaustive post about rules, there are two key items that can help keep your inbox free of unwanted emails and prevent duplicate emails from being created.

1. "stop processing more rules": When you're building a rule, keep in mind that rules that are processed after it that include similar criteria can create duplicates or cause other interesting behavior. If you're sure the rule does everything you want it to, be sure to check this invaluable rule.
2. "with specific words in the sender's address" versus "from people or distribution list": If you're getting emails that get through your junk mail filter, creating a rule that catches them explicitly saves much frustration. Sometimes using a specific email address for this rule makes it useless in the short run though, so instead of using an exact email address for your rule, try using the "specific words in the sender's address" option instead to define your criteria. Often times you'll receive spam that has a common denominator in the address you can identify that will catch more than a single address.

These guys have written an excellent guide to building and understanding rules for Outlook, comprehensive but concise to keep from being overwhelming. Have a look!

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