Avoiding Outlook as default e-mail
In my last article I encouraged you to send questions my way if you felt the information I’ve been providing hasn’t been useful to you. Just one gal responded, so today I’m quite happy to answer her question.Lenore e-mailed: “When I am on a website and I’d like to send the page to someone, I go to the Mail icon in my Internet Explorer and click ‘Send page.’ A window pops up with Outlook all ready to go. Problem is, I don’t use Outlook as my e-mail, I use Juno.” So what to do?As the regular opening of a never-used program is quite frustrating, let’s tackle this issue, shall we? After some research, I located the following instructions for launching Juno when you use e-mail functions in your web browser: First, go to the Options menu in Juno and select Email Options. Ensure that the “Run Juno when I use the email features of my Web browser” box is has a checkmark in it.
A bit more research, however, found that some users still experience the “Outlook is opening” problem even though they had ensured the “Run Juno” option was turned on. If you’re one of these users, no worries, just follow these easy steps.Start Internet Explorer and go to View, then Internet Options. Click the Programs tab and in the Mail box and make sure to select Juno from the drop-down list. Click OK and you should be good to go.Want to know more about pit bulls?My suggestion today is born from my curiosity in the recent debate on the possible banning of pit bulls in Summit County. I’ve been reading letters to the editor in the Summit Daily with interest, only to feel disappointed as I discovered many people backing up their opinions with vague generalizations and assumptions.
My suggestion reaches far beyond the boundaries of the pit-bull controversy, though, and into the world of educated debate and discussion. Opinion is best shared with others when there is more than just a “hunch” behind it, more than just one TV news story watched, more than just one friend’s anecdote listened to.Today, I used the internet as a research tool in educating myself about pit bulls. After all, how could I, in good conscience, hold an opinion on the debate without first learning the facts? I ended up reading on the topic for over an hour, extraordinarily surprised to find the massive amount of evidence that pit bulls are often misclassified, that their innate nature toward humans is loving, that other breeds have far higher rates of (often fatal) attacks on people across the nation, and that the majority of bad press against pit bulls comes from … the press (yet is all too often factually incorrect).My suggestion today is this: I urge you to use the internet as one of your tools while conducting at least a small bit of research on topics important to you – especially if you plan to persuade others of your beliefs. As with all sources that provide a wealth of information, attempt to learn both sides of the story and separate credible sources from opinions based solely on simple feelings or guesses.
Now, let me be the first to acknowledge that most of us don’t have the time to sit around doing research all day on various issues of interest. Yet for someone attempting to persuade others of his/her opinions, facts and truths – as opposed to generalizations and hunches – it is absolutely necessary. If you have any interest in learning more about pit bulls and their place in the media these days, I encourage you to try your own internet searches. Here are a few informative sites I found while conducting my own search: http://www.understand-a-bull.com; http://www.realpitbull.com/myths.html; and http://www.badrap.org.eRin pheiL is the owner of timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com), a web and graphic design firm based in Frisco. eRin can be contacted at (970) 668-0709 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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