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   Ramona  Here's a question I'm sure will generate expert advice from Ldotters: Verizon is getting out of the email business so I need to choose a new provider. I could go with AOL and transfer my current verizon email. What advice do you all have for an email provider that is reliable, good at eliminating spam, not too expensive? Thanks a bunch!
Ramona (the Pest )
March 20 at 14:22 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Hey Pest, some have gone to (at )
Put a picture up of cap on Faith. L
March 20 at 15:55 EST .

   Ramona  HI EC, yes I checked out but too many negative reviews - that would have been my first choice!
March 20 at 17:48 EST .

   GO3  Anyone having trouble updating avatars figured anything out yet? Just tried it again about five minutes ago and it still doesn't work for me.
January 13 at 02:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  I've had to abandon my favorite browser, Firefox, because all of a sudden, Firefox doesn't like Google and I haven't been able to set a different search engine for Firefox. Too bad. Anyone else had this problem? I'll just use Chrome from now on.
January 5 at 10:22 EST .

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   Tulsa  Google and Chrome spy/track/collect data. We use DuckDuckGo. It doesn't track. Hope it works for you. F Fstill works thankfully.

long story short: MS win 10 anniversary download blew up Win 7 downloads, MSSE updates and Windows Live Mail. Our tech has been trying to repair for over a week.

We had to purchase win10. Ordered a laptop and new desktop today. We'll have to replace our printer and our camera too as neither will work with win. 10.

BTW, Defender is replacing MSSE.

Almost sounds as if MS never planned to support win 7 thru 2020 as promised, doesn't it.
January 9 at 23:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  I knew about the automatic Win 10 download making problems. I don't download anything from Microsoft without looking at it first. Windows doesn't like the Don't Download setting and fusses at me regularly with messages, but I don't want Windows 10 to sneak in. My tech guy says he never installs Windows updates because they are usually (1 ) not necessary and (2 ) sneaky.

I'm sorry you are having to purchase new hardware. That's a bummer and Microsoft has no idea what hard feelings this sort of thing leaves in us.
January 10 at 05:24 EST .

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   Tulsa  The problem not downloading Win. 7 updates is it also patches holes in Office, IE, which many businesses unfortunately still use, in addition to other necessary software. If Win 7 updates don't work, Win.Live Mail stops working and so does MSSE.

I'm two finger typing on The Suit's laptop. It's still working sorta.
January 10 at 09:43 EST .

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   John C  I have an Apple Mac, My top site listing has eliminated the Drudgereport. Where do I go to get it back. I have tried tying it in repeatedly but it get crappy sites like Yahoo etc
November 20 at 03:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  John are you still missing Drudge? Could you have had the problem when Drudge got hacked? Maybe you can save it again now.
January 5 at 10:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Perhaps someone can help. Since the whole hacked Yahoo mail event, I have changed my PW on the house computer. But I cannot access my mail from my cellphone no matter if I use the new PW or the old one. Help!!
October 6 at 06:25 EST .

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   Wattkid  New ad-free browser
October 3 at 23:38 EST .

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   GO3  So, have you tried this? Does it work?
October 13 at 02:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  Bulletins Rated Critical (by MS )

Microsoft bulletins MS16-104, MS-105, MS16-106, MS16-107, MS16-108, MS16-116, and MS16-117 are rated as Critical in this month's release.

MS16-104 and MS-105 are this month's Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge bulletins, respectively. These bulletins address a total of twenty-two (22 ) vulnerabilities comprised primarily of memory corruption and information disclosure vulnerabilities. Six (6 ) vulnerabilities are shared, affecting both IE and Edge. The most critical vulnerability affecting both products is a memory corruption vulnerability, CVE-2016-3295, concerns how objects are handled in memory. By directing the user to a specially crafted web page, an attacker could achieve remote code execution.
September 14 at 14:00 EST .

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   Tulsa  To GrahamCracker. Found comment below by Lucky5 on Main Page. I believe? that poster uses an Apple device. I've asked Lucky5 for more info for you, but poster has not replied thus far.

See if the info below helps you:

Lucky5 Found the solution to blocking these pesky ads. I would rather donate each year to Lucianne than have these ugly ads of pimples, feet and gross stuff.
They stopped for while and then they all came back again. I went to the adblock plus forum and found the filter you need to add to your blocker.
Click your adblocker and select options, then "add your own filters".
Drop in this exactly.

Miracle! Ads are gone. At least for now.
You can use this in any ad blocker with filters. (end cut and paste. )

Let me know if this helps, GC.
September 9 at 12:33 EST .

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   Mildred  The ads are back and I can't get rid of them. I right click, click on inspect element, exit and shut down the computer. The same message shows 6 ads and I click on that. I exit lucianne and nothing stops the ads. Tulsa: Any more suggestions? Thanks.

Tulsa: An update on the broken ankle. I'm walking (sort of ) with the walker. At least I no longer need the boot. It feels great to be upright. Thanks for your support and your prayers.
September 9 at 11:02 EST .

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   Tulsa  aaargh where did my post go!

Not inspect element, right click adblock ad or adblock bar, then on prechecked screen check add to list.

I think you have simply forgotten the drill. Stay in FF and forget IE and you'll be OK. OK? lol

I continue to pray the Lord delivers you from pain.

Also there a avatars with motion at GoComics, I right click on those, add to list and they are permanently gone. I hate ads!!
September 9 at 11:16 EST .

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   Mildred  Tulsa: In IE you need to right click on the ad (see our discussion below for Aug 13 ) and inspect element, etc. Right clicking on adblock ad or adblock bar doesn't work in IE. The ads are gone in FF. When you right click on the ABP icon on the right side of the task bar in IE, you can click on settings and disable ad blocking on the sites you want to see ads. Who would want to do that? But, there is no way to block ads on specific sites. Since this is happening only on Lucianne they must be doing something in their programming to block adblock plus.
September 9 at 12:01 EST .

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   Tulsa  The problemo is IE. Hello? Use FF and you have no ads on any sites.

Yes I know what has to be done to remove ads in IE. And it has to be done every time you clear your browser cache. That is one of a thousand reasons I don't use IE.

I use FF so I don't have ads Evah! Any-Where. Once and done, Mildred. Save yourself!!!

Make yourself a paper brain, aka a sticky note and put it on your pc, laptop or refrig or wherever you will see it.

Just Say No to IE! I'm laughing so hard I may die.
September 9 at 12:25 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Suddenly I'm getting game pop-up ads on a site I visit daily. I installed ad blocker plus on my laptop per recommendations here. However, when I tried to install it on my iPad, I get the message that Safari can't install ABP. Any suggestions? Thanks!
September 5 at 15:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  I know diddly about iPads, but I'll look it up for you. I searched 'intall ABP on Safari'. Link below. At the top of that link is 'Report an issue". Pls try that. I think you email them and wait to hear.

Then see article at CNET para. 4 re bugs and issues.

One more option. If the first two don't help, read the link below thoroughly. I'd read it two or three times. I might even print it in order to refer to it for install.

The first link says easy peasy. You're saying not so. I'm seeing there 'were' bugs but they have been fixed. Again, apparently, not so.

So...I hope something above helps. links may be hot once I comment, if not you'll you have to paste them into your browser. It may be a bit of work, but it will be worth it, imo.
September 5 at 23:37 EST .

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   Tulsa  Apple forum below might help.
September 6 at 08:09 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Thank you, Tulsa, for your help. You really went the extra mile! I tried to install ABP according to directions and it appears as though there is a charge for it. I found that odd as ABP was free when I installed it on my laptop. I did the soft reboot recommended in the Apple link. I still get the pop up on the site I had problems with before. Guess I'll only go to that site on my laptop. Again, thanks so much, Tulsa. Your kindness is appreciated.
September 8 at 16:33 EST .

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