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    Email Problems?We’re in the process of scrubbing our mailing list for the free edition of the AskWoody Newsletter. We took some initial steps this past weekend and we will be making some other changes in the coming weeks. Most of what we are doing is removing invalid email addresses (usually the result of misspellings such as “gmal” instead of “gmail”) and removing addresses that, for whatever reasons, are not being delivered.

    A few people expecting to get this week’s newsletter wrote to tell us it did not arrive. We regret any inconvenience. However, it’s a simple matter to sign up for the free newsletter again, after which delivery will resume. The link to sign up is in the top banner of the site, on every page. If you missed an issue, all the issues are here on the site and available to you at any time.

    This is important work for us because we pay for emails sent, whether delivered or not. We appreciate your patience while we perform this business chore.

  • No Chrome? Easily add full-function Gmail to Edge!


    Fred Langa

    By Fred Langa

    Setup takes all of about 60 seconds, and there’s absolutely zero old-school POP or IMAP mail-server arcana to figure out.

    With literally a couple of clicks, you can add a permanent, utterly standard Gmail instance to Edge — or just about any other browser!

    Plus: Why some restarts during an update are OK, but others are destructive; and we note a milestone as the IBM PC turns 40!

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.31.0 (2021-08-16).

  • What is your Web presence?



    By Will Fastie

    Nearly everyone who spends time on the Internet has some sort of Web presence.

    What do we mean by “presence?” Google your name or the name of your business. What’s the result? Nothing? Hundreds of references? That’s one crude measurement of Web presence or exposure, but there are many other forms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, podcasts, published works, forum postings, a personal or business website, and lots more.

    For businesses and professionals, the quality of Web exposure is far more important than the magnitude. To the extent possible, you want to be in control of how and where potential customers find you on the Internet.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.24.0 (2020-06-22).