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    Re: Music Question

    I have used Format Factory for many years now (available from https://formatfactory.en.uptodown.com/windows/download )

    It will convert WMA to MP3 and many more different conversions, is very user...
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    Re: Alternative to Flickr

    Update: Dropbox didn't really answer my need. But, Flickr, after contacting them, made some adjustments that allowed me to access my old account and bring it back into service.

    Despite the risks...
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    Re: Alternative to Flickr

    Thanks 1101. I suspect you're right that anyone who offers a repository of other peoples' work will undoubtedly try to find ways to capitalise on it. And yes, I guess any and every company is...
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    Re: Alternative to Flickr

    Thank you for the suggestions and warnings

    I am aware of Google's Terms of Service and avoid using them for anything unless I can't avoid it.

    I will give Dropbox a try (Thanks Piroska) and if...
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    Alternative to Flickr

    In days of yore when Spark played with Yahoo! I used Flickr as a convenient way to present a limited portfolio of photos on a site that friends in other countries could access to see what a beautiful...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    I'm planning a trip to Mumbai. I will wear my witch doctor's hat and I'll hunt them down. I will, I will! And I'll take my big talking stick to insert... [insert word appropriately]

    Then none...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    I've had a few similar, Tony, but without the courteous "goodbye." Just a disconnect. I assumed that they realised that I am the guy who pronounces curses on them and decided it was wiser not to...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    Three calls yesterday, all at inconvenient times, from "Spark." It seems after they were unable to contact me, they are going to disconnect my landline AND my internet within 24 hours! "press one...
  9. Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    I understand that it works well for many people. Just that my usage is a little different from most. It is fine for what it is but just not ideal for me.
  10. Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    Thanks Gary

    I have similar with my xtra and gmail addresses with one slight variance so that I can differentiate at a glance which mail comes from where. I rarely use gmail if I can avoid it and...
  11. Re: Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    I do have a gmail account as a backup but I do a lot on an email list hosted on an American listserve. Any posts sent from gmail are not distributed to the originator, only the other subscribers. A...
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    Yep, once more saved from the ravening jaws of the g-monster. Of course, it is good to know that we can implicitly trust everything that Spark tells us!

    As a matter of interest, are there any...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    I didn't really want his wife and kids to croak. I don't mind if he chooses to, though.

    His kids will probably emigrate to NZ on student visas and run the corner dairy in your street.

    And...
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    Re: Phone calls from "Spark Networks"

    If the Indian police take as much notice of scammers as they do of rapists, I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope.

    A couple of years ago, I let the guy waffle on for about 30 seconds and told him that...
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    Miracles happen apparently. So far today Outlook 2007 has performed exactly as it should, despite the fact that I have made no changes. Of course, it was noting to do with Spark creating...
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    The mystery deepens. I just had half a dozen out of perhaps 15 have managed to find their way into outlook. I am beginning to suspect some sort of filtering by Spark although the missing ones have...
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    Thanks Wainui.

    The settings are all correct as you show. However, the error message has changed to

    9817

    I have not managed to reproduce the original error message but I will keep trying and...
  18. Unable to download POP3 email from Exra.

    I can send email no trouble but although incoming reaches the webmail inbox, Outlook 2007 cannot retrieve it and produces error 0x800CCC90. I got hold of Spark on their chat line but the best he...
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    Re: Jokes to Email

    I do occasionally onforward jokes by email. This is what I do:

    1. Select (Highlight) the particular joke(s) I want to send
    2. While it is highlighted, hit Ctrl and C simultaneously
    3. Open the...
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    Re: Monday Laughs - please contribute

    Two dogs and a cat died and appeared at the pearly gates.
    St Peter turned to the first dog and asked "What have you done to deserve admittance to heaven?"
    The dog replied, "I am a St Bernard and...
  21. Re: Never mind climate change, beware the lycra loonies.

    Unless things have changed markedly, it is my understanding that a bicycle can stop much quicker than a car or larger vehicle. So why is it so necessary to swerve when the time taken to decide to...
  22. Re: Never mind climate change, beware the lycra loonies.

    Perhaps we need gun laws similar to the good ol' US of A. Shoot the offenders on sight, cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. It may not modify the behaviour of others but it may reduce the...
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    Re: The English Language

    Not to mention the insight that even the most rudimentary knowledge of French and Latin gives to the understanding of English. I have found an even more rudimentary knowledge of Spanish and German...
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    Re: Outlook has become unusually slow

    Thanks Tony and Wainuitech. I will try the repair route since the entry in add/remove is no longer there following my uninstall attempt. I have made a backup of the .pst file but I'm hoping I...
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    Re: Outlook has become unusually slow

    Thanks pctek. Have done that but retained the email folders. Should those be deleted too?
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