June 1, 2015 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group

ATTENDING : Tom B, Gene N, John M, Larry T, Al J, George F, Dotti E, Russ C and Jerry L.


We discussed a variety of questions and comments related to e-mail in general. A brief demo of setting up a new account using Mac Mail was given with some general explanation of what POP, IMAP SMTP mean.

POP (Post Office Protocol) - gets your mail

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) - shares a shortcut to your mail kept on the server

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) - sends your mail

The original protocol is POP. It was created in 1984 as a means to download emails from a remote server. IMAP was designed in 1986 to allow remote access to emails stored on a remote server. Essentially, the main difference of the two protocols is that POP downloads emails from the server for permanent local storage, while IMAP leaves them on the server and just caches (temporarily stores) emails locally. In other words, IMAP is a form of cloud storage.





MAC SUPPORT - great help sites for all Mac Apps, Operating Systems, Hardware, including Mail


HELP - find answers to many Mac user questions at the end of every Desktop Menu bar by clicking 'Help' - you don't even need to be connected to the internet to access this data - Note: there is a unique 'Help' link for each App.


MACMOST - good fast-moving video tutorials about using the Apple Mail app.


LINK to an earlier HMUG meeting (2010) discussing E-Mail - lots of tips




Disk Doctor - use this built-in Mac app (found in Utilities folder) to Repair Disk Permissions - sometimes helpful in speeding up your computer's data processing if you get a lot of spinning 'beachballs of death'

KeyChain Access - use this built-in Mac app (found in Utilities folder) to store passwords associated with your computer - you can easily open KeyChain Access to delete outdated or unneeded passwords - also you can retrieve a forgotten password.

Previous Mail Recipients - delete outdated or incorrect addresses that automatically pop up while typing a new e-mail - see how.





See sample

New font from Apple to replace HELVETICA NEUE in iOS9 and Yosemite 10.11

Read more here and here . . .


Banned Researcher Hacks Airliner Computer in Flight

A security researcher, kicked off a United Airlines flight last month after tweeting about security vulnerabilities in its system, claimed he had previously taken control of an airplane and caused it to briefly fly sideways, according to an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent - read more here and here . . .


MacKeeper Suffers Class Action Suit for Shady Tactics

AV Comparatives, an Austrian company that evaluates antivirus programs, recently tested the latest trial version of MacKeeper at the request of IDG News Service. It was installed on a fresh, fully patched version of OS X Yosemite, Apple’s latest operating system. In theory, the system should have had no problems. MacKeeper warned in red in several places with exclamation points that the computer’s condition was “serious” due to more than 500 MB of “junk” files. Read more . . .

Read how to uninstall MacKeeper from your computer if you made the mistake of trying it.


Scam Phone Calls to Fix Computer - watch how they get into your computer - recorded live


Study finds insecure, narcissistic people more likely to post on Facebook - read more . . .


Rare APPLE 1 Tossed into Recycle Bin - worth $200,000 - one of only 200 - read more . . .




What if the iPhone had been invented in 1984? Read more . . .


How To Bathe A Cat

1. Thoroughly clean the toilet.

2. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water, and have both lids lifted.

3. Obtain the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

4. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids (you may need to stand on the lid so that he cannot escape). CAUTION: Do not get any part of your body too close to the edge, as his paws will be reaching out for any purchase they can find. The cat will self-agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from your toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "powerwash" and "rinse" which has been found to be quite effective.

6. Have someone open the door to the outside and ensure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The now-clean cat will rocket out of the toilet, and run outside where he will dry himself.

Posted by The Dog


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