Boy! Have I got goodies for you this month!
Not one, but THREE new gems!
X-Fonter - used to be a gem but it has grown (file size) and the newest version
makes those extra bytes more than worth while.
MailWasher FREE - yep, you are reading it right. Mailwasher brought back their
FREE version and it is fine! If you don't need it to handle multiple email
addresses and want a great down and dirty way to screen your email right on the
server, this little gem is for you. If you have been putting off this extra
protection because of the cost, MailWasher FREE will provide some serious basic
protection for you with the ability to view your email headers on the server and
delete any spam or other suspicious or obnoxious email BEFORE it ever makes it
to your inbox. I have to say though, you will be spoiled and may even want to
give the PRO version a whirl. Whatever you decide, the FREE MailWasher will not
expire and you won't be plagued by advertising or spyware. It is just good
How To Fix Your Computer --- Videos
UPDATED CD ESSENTIALS ... It is taking me a bit longer than I thought to finish
this new CD. I have finished going through all the Tiny Treasures and have
updated the website to reflect new links to websites and for the CD have
download ALL the latest versions (so you won't have to). I'm working on the Gems
area now with the same thing in mind. The latest versions of every Gem will be
on the CD with links to the websites so as your CD gets older you can visit the
appropriate site to download the latest version. I have also removed a few (not
many) Tiny Treasures so far because they have changed or have grown. One (XFonter)
has been moved to the Gems area because it is still great, just larger.
This is going to be a great CD if I can ever get it finished!
Members (of course) have access to several years of QuickTips in the
member area, not to mention several other goodies and more to be added as time
goes by. It costs $20 to join and you will receive a user id and password to
enter the special area. I also send the latest CD Essentials as a special Thank
You gift to people who care enough to join. The new CD Essentials will be
ready to mail in about two more weeks. It will contain LOTS of graphics you can use for wallpaper, ALL the Tiny
Treasures and Gems installation programs so all you will need to do is click and
install... As your CD gets older, there will be links to the websites where you
can make sure you have the latest version. The new CD is organized completely
differently. New members who joined recently and received the older version will
receive the new one in addition to the one you have already received as soon as
it is ready.
A Read Receipt is an email notification that tells the
sender you have opened the message he or she sent you. If you see a read
receipt message you can either click Yes (they will receive proof of
delivery) or No (they won't receive proof of delivery). They can be a
real pain at times. You can make your email program turn them all down and
you'll never see that message again. In Outlook Express and Incredimail, click
the Tools button at the top of the main message area, then Options.
Under the Receipts tab, choose Never send a receipt. And that's
You can also speak with the sender if every email they send asks for a
read receipt. They may not realize every email they send is being tagged with a
read receipt request. They can turn it off on their end too by clicking the
word Tools, then Options. then UNCHECKING where it says
Request a Read Receipt for all sent messages. Whew!
Move a Window with your Keyboard ...
they just get away from you. You move a window and somehow lose the Title Bar
and can't seem to get your mouse pointer where you can move it. If you can
remember ALT+Spacebar, then the letter M, you can reposition that puppy with
your arrow keys (or just move the mouse pointer at that point) and make it
If you can't remember the keyboard command, you can try right clicking the
Taskbar button for that program (at the bottom of your main screen) and choosing
Maximize or Restore. I have found that sometimes will kick it into
Cindy O'Neal (aka Mrs. Wizard)
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