Cannot sign or encrypt this message certificate error when sending from Outlook solved!

Ever see this when trying to send messages form your outlook?

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The error reads: “Microsoft Office Outlook cannot sign or encrypt the message because you have no certificate which can be used to send from the email address…”  Some people have even reported seeing the “Welcome to E-Mail Security” screen, which keeps asking them to “Get Digital ID.”

First thing, if you haven’t made any changes to your Outlook Settings, you should report this to your IT department or tech consultant. It likely means that your email server’s SSL certificate has expired! But if you might have done some tinkering, you’re in luck, because this is a very simple fix. 

It’s just a checkbox that you may have checked because you wanted your email to be safe. Unfortunately, you can’t just check the box (as easy as it looks) – it requires set up on the server to actually encrypt your mail, and for that to work, it needs a valid SSL security certificate. It could be that you do normally encrypt your messages, but your certificate has expired! In the mean time, here’s your workaround:

The setting is called “Encrypt Contents and attachments for outgoing messages” and I have instructions below on how you find it.

 

In Outlook 2007 and 2010:

  1. Click Tools.
  2. Click Trust Center.
  3. Click E-mail Security on the left.
  4. Uncheck the top box that says “Encrypt Contents and attachments for outgoing messages.”
  5. Click OK.

You’re all set!  Now try sending another email, and the error should leave you alone.

2008 – The Grammar Club – Bremelanotide

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It’s a supergroup of geeks.  With their 2008 debut, The Grammar Club started a new era of collaboration among bit-pop, nerdcore artists.  With the backbone of the group being Shael Riley and Beefy, I knew I was in for something unique.  When I began listening to it, my mind was instantly blown.  The album begins with one of the best opening tracks I had heard in years, Balloon Flight.

It sounds like a live recording in an empty hall, which sadly isn’t uncommon for a lot of our nerdcore heroes.  But moments later in explodes in to a positive and fun album of upbeat and energetic audible fun.  It just makes you feel good.  And the album goes on to make you laugh, smile, and even feel painfully serious or sorrow filled with more tracks like My Gayest Shirt or Alternate Ending.  The song Bank Holiday holds special meaning to me because of my childhood – and I’m guessing the childhood of virtually everyone who is going to listen to this album.  It’s about a professional wrestler, making the circuit, trying to make a living working nearly every day of his life, barely scraping by.  You may remember a similar plot from the 2008 movie The Wrestler with Micky Rourke.

Best of all for you, Bremelanotide is a free album.  Not only that, but the Grammar Club has since put out a second album, MC Horse Rides Again.  Both albums are free, and both are available at TheGrammarClub.com – you can easily find the album I talk about here on the Bremelanotide section of the site.  Just click on Media to begin the download.

And for those who must know where the name of the album comes from, Bremelanotide was a drug that was being developed to enhance sex but was stopped in 2008.  I’m guessing the folks in The Grammar Club were hoping to work as a nice substitute!

Clear the Cache on your Xbox 360

This Xbox Tip of the Week time, and this one is one you hear all the time, but may not know what it does. Clearing the cache is a simple “step one” for troubleshooting many different issues with games or apps on your Xbox 360.

Clearing the cache does not wipe your console back to the factory default settings, it does not remove your gamertag, delete downloaded themes, demos, games, etc… and does not remove your saved games. What it does is simply delete title updates for various games or apps. Then, when you re-launch a game, it will re-downloaded the latest available update from Xbox Live. Sort of like uninstalling and reinstalling software on your PC – it may not always resolve your issue, but it’s quick, simple, and worth a shot!

To clear your cache, turn on your Xbox 360 to the dashboard. Then, navigate to the right (in the current Xbox dashboard (the first one with the Metro style interface, it’s under the header Settings). Then select the System tile. Select Storage, then press the “Y” button for Device Options (when you have the primary hard drive selected). Then select Clear System Cache and says Yes.

Xbox.com Support has the full details, but the process is fairly straight forward – you probably won’t even have to visit their site for this one!

Mortal Kombat on PS Vita – does touch hurt or help?

The video embedded above, courtesy of GamesRadar, showcases a new mode for Mortal Kombat on the PS Vita, called the Bonus Challenge Tower. This tower lets you play through what are essentially a series of mini-games all designed to take advantage of the mobile platform’s capabilities. Some require you to tap or swipe the screen, some use the accelerometer. My questions for you are, do you think these help or hinder the game play? How would you feel if they were part of the primary game play? Would you be more or less apt to play the game if it were like this throughout? Would you play the challenge tower, even if it is just as a novelty, or will you avoid it completely? Discuss below, if you’re so inclined, and if you do, I’ll join in! 🙂