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Member since 11 Oct 2006
Member from Wainuiomata
Thank you coliflower. I have got the pop-up blocker set to on but it is not blocking this annoying pop-up. There must be something in my software that is allowing this to happen. I am sure that I will solve the problem eventually. Thank you again for the tip.
Member since 08 Sep 2006
Member from Mosgiel
Cameo and Coliflower, If you load the Active X the message will stop! Annoyance gone!
Last night I restored PC to 3 wks ago, problem solved
Can any-one out there tell me how to get rid of an annoying pop up which states. " This site might require the following active X control. It's starting to drive me nuts.
Member since 18 Aug 2006
Member from Stoke
Bobbity, have used yahoo mail for 8 yrs and never had a problem. Have never tried gmail so can't compare.
Member since 14 Sep 2006
Member from Glenfield
Thanks Katerina..I have been on yahoo for a while, but I hear people talking about gmail and wondered...I have heard someone complain about gmail, but can't remember what it was about.
Member since 05 Nov 2006
Member from Kaiapoi
Am wondering if anyone has info re "Advanced Browser"?
Whether it is better than "Internet Explorer" Some folk I know have it but I don't know much about it.
Hoping someone out there may have some knowledge of it.
Member since 26 Mar 2006
Member from Hamilton
My input on Gmail. I have had it on my web for 3 months now, and have had not one spam!!!! thus far. Huge storage capacity also. My private email gets peppered every day, so have downloaded a free spamfilter called
. It is great. Did have yahoo, but too much spam. Think it is a personal choice though. Happy surfing
Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Dunedin
My preference is for GMail but also use Yahoo, and GMail gets much less spam. A very handy tool is the GMailNotifier which pops up with the start of the message each time a new email arrives, so you can decide whether it is worth looking at straight away. Another good point, is that you can store your more valuable files at GMail which is invaluable when your computer crashes. Notice I say when, not if. It is an unfortunate fact that a hard drive will fail or an operating system crumble at the most awkward time, so backup, backup, backup. A CD will only cost you about 50c these days and holds 700MB, so copy everything you really don't want to lose to your CD/DVD writer and you won't regret it.
Sorry if I sound like the voice of doom, but am just recovering from my second XP crash this year and could have done with a lot more of my stuff backed up.
Doesn't time fly?
If you have a friend who also has GMail, you can invite them to CHAT and simply type instant messages to them. A green light beside their name tells you when they are available.
Even better, is GoogleTalk. Plug in a microphone and as well as typing, you can talk and send files whenever your friends are online. All for free of course. I regularly chat to friends in all parts of the world, share photos and music, and it never costs a cent.
Member since 05 Dec 2006
Member from Morrinsville
Thank you for all your practical help,Rowal-on another thread as well.
Member since 04 Feb 2008
Member from Opotiki
I also have gmail and have had only 1 spam in two years. When I'm away from home I can chat to my hubby and send pictures. I chat to friends overseas, and it doesnt cost a cent. Cant say that I have any real problems with it.
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