Choosing a default web browser

How to tell your Mac which program you want to use to broswe the web

Open Safari (/Applications)

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From the Safari menu, choose Preferences

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Click the General button

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Choose your desired browser from the "Default web browser" pop-up menu

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How to set up Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Use Google Alerts to help you remain competitive by:

* Monitoring a developing trend in the industry
* Keeping tabs on your biggest customer prospects
* Tracking the activities of your largest competitors
* Staying abreast of customer niches and needs

Setting up your Google Alerts is easy.

1. Just go to http://www.google.com/alerts
2. Use the form on the right to enter a topic you wish to monitor
3. Enter your search terms, type of search, and frequency you would like to receive your alerts
4. The alerts are emailed to you, so don’t forget to include your email address.

You can establish several different alerts depending upon the information you wish to receive. Remember, the more specific you can make your search terms, the more specific your results will be.

Accessing email when your mail server is not accessible

If your spam filtering account allows for it, the spam filter available on https://console.mxlogic.com serves as a backup, offering nearly 100% uptime even if your mail server goes down.

Access https://console.mxlogic.com via your web browser

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Using your web browser, surf on over to https://console.mxlogic.com. Enter your email address, and your password.

For most users, this password is the same password as your mail account password. However, in some instances, this may have changed. Our system syncs up with your mail server for it’s password, but if it has been more than 4 hours since you have accessed your mail server since it went down, that password won’t work. A member of our service team will either reset your password or advise you of the new password.

Overview page

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You enter on the Overview page, where you can see can see the current status of the Disaster Recovery, the number of messages that would be in your mailbox if it were operational, and read "What’s New" and other spam & virus related News.

Use the tabs at the top of this page to navigate to the various areas in the filtering system.

Quarantine

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If you want to see what is in the spam quarantine, click the Quarantine tab. Then use the Search Critera to show what is in the filter for you. If you have something in the filter that is not spam, check the box and select one of the options "Release," "Always allow for User," "Delete," or "Delete All."

It is not necessary to delete unwanted items in the spam filter that you do not want. Items will expire automatically after 7 days.

Message Continuity

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This link is only available when your Inbox isn’t available. This screen looks like most any web based email client. However, it’s special in that it is only available if your primary mail server is not available, and any action you take here, such as reading mail, or deleting, or replying, will be synced to your mail server when it comes back on line.

Policy Configuration

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If you have customer administator rights in your domain, you will see the Policies tab. It’s best not to play around in here unless you understand that making changes here can drastically alter the messages you can or cannot recieve. A member of our support team will assist you should you see something in here you would like to implement in your account.

Setup

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If you have customer administator rights in your domain, you will see the Setup tab. It’s best not to play around in here unless you understand that making changes here can drastically alter the messages you can or cannot recieve. A member of our support team will assist you should you see something in here you would like to implement in your account.

Reports

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In the Reports section, if you see it, you can see Traffic Trends for your domain, including the Traffic Summary and Bandwidth Summary. Feel free to play around in here until you find a report style you like!

Firefox 3 and invalid security certificates

How to configure Firefox when you try to access a site without a valid ssl certificate

Open the secure site in Firefox

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When you see this, verify the name of the site, and make sure it looks legitimate. You may do this by copying opening the site where the certificate is actually valid manually. It’s not required, but if you aren’t sure. Note: If you are trying to access your bank, or your credit card website, DO NOT DO THIS. Only accept valid SSL certificates for non-financial and non-personal-info-requring web sites.

Click the "Or you can add an exception…" link

Click the link

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If you are certain the site is legitimate (for your purposes), click the "Add Exception…" button.

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Click Get Certificate

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1. Is optional; if you don’t click this, you’ll have to perform this step each time you visit.
2. Click this one to continue.

The site you want will be loaded after you click "Confirm Security Exception."