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GMX Email Account, How I Got It Activated

Mike B. <mwb5781@...>
 

Note:  These steps were done using Windows 7, Firefox Portable 50.0.2, & Jaws 16.  The download link for Firefox 50.0.2 installed & portable versions is:
 
 
Also, the default homepage in Firefox is Yahoo, & this homepage will cause you problems when you try to play the audio challenge, so to get around this I switched the homepage to, Google, & after doing this I was able to complete the steps below.  I had several failed attempts until I changed the homepage.
 
1. For best results you need to use Firefox.  While in Firefox go to,
 
 
navigate to the Sign-up link & press enter.
 
2. Arrow down to the edit fields, & press enter to open.  From here on you don't want to close the edit fields, so just tab from field to field filling in the needed info.  You'll enter your 1st & last names, & when you tab to a combobox, arrow to the correct answer, & then tab to the next 1.
 
3. The last combobox is for selecting your security question.  Arrow down to the question you want, tab 1 time to the answer edit field, & enter your answer.  Now, with edit  / forms still on, press, Insert / Jaws key + Z, to turn off the virtual cursor.
 
4. Tab to the, I'm not a robot checkbox, & spacebar that, & the window will change.
 
5. Now while still in edit mode tab to the get an audio challenge button, press the spacebar, tab to the, play button, press the spacebar, & be ready to type the numbers you hear.  After typing the numbers you've heard tab to the activate my account button, or a button called something of this nature, & press enter.  If everything works out correctly you should get a welcome message / screen smoozing you on the back for creating a GMX email account.
 
I can't swear the above steps are going to work for everyone, but I can only tell y'all what worked for me.  If anyone can make corrections, or improve the way they're layed out go for it.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.


Re: POP3 For Outlook & GMX

Mike B. <mwb5781@...>
 

Hi Sylvia & Marie,
 
Damn, thanks for jogging my memory!  I couldn't remember that other number I use with Yayhoo, & 465 is it.  Yes, you're both correct.  I just changed the number on the Advanced / Outgoing from, 25, to, 465, & it works as well.  Thanks again.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX

Mike I have had good luck using 465 for the outgoing port for both Gmail and a Comcast email address so give it a try.
What advantage are you seeing with the GMX mail over Gmail?
Marie
 
 
From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX
 
Howdy All,
 
Well with a little tweaking I got my GMX email account activated, &working with POP3.  All the settings for WML worked except the suggested, 587, for Outgoing on the advanced tab in Outlook Express.  I couldn't send mail, so I switched the Outgoing numberback to the default, 25, & that enabled me to send.  Incoming gave me a little trouble, but after deleting, 995, on Incoming on the Advanced, & after reentering, Incoming started working.  So far so good!
 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Rajmund
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX

hi MIke, I use it with a braillenote, so OE will be just fine.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 06/12/2016 03:18 AM, Mike B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> I found these articles for using Outlook 2007, 10, & 13 with POP3.  Do
> y'all think Outlook Express could possibly be used with, let's say, the
> Outlook 2007 settings?
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2007
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click on Tools and then Account Settings ... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Click New... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Enter your name and e-mail address at user information. Select POP3
> for the account type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server and
> mail.gmx.com as
> outgoing server. Enter your GMX e-mail address and password as log in
> credentials. Click on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2007 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2010
> list of 7 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and
> password. Uncheck Test Account       Settings by clicking
> the Next button. Click on More       Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2010 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2013
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manual setup or additional server types and     click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select POP or IMAP and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and password.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Uncheck Test Account Settings by clicking the Next     button. Click
> on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the server (b). Click on OK (c) and on Next
> (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8. Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2013 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> Take care.
> Mike
> Sent from my iBarstool.
>



Re: POP3 For Outlook & GMX

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Mike I have had good luck using 465 for the outgoing port for both Gmail and a Comcast email address so give it a try.
What advantage are you seeing with the GMX mail over Gmail?
Marie
 
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX
 
Howdy All,
 
Well with a little tweaking I got my GMX email account activated, &working with POP3.  All the settings for WML worked except the suggested, 587, for Outgoing on the advanced tab in Outlook Express.  I couldn't send mail, so I switched the Outgoing numberback to the default, 25, & that enabled me to send.  Incoming gave me a little trouble, but after deleting, 995, on Incoming on the Advanced, & after reentering, Incoming started working.  So far so good!
 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Rajmund
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX

hi MIke, I use it with a braillenote, so OE will be just fine.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 06/12/2016 03:18 AM, Mike B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> I found these articles for using Outlook 2007, 10, & 13 with POP3.  Do
> y'all think Outlook Express could possibly be used with, let's say, the
> Outlook 2007 settings?
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2007
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click on Tools and then Account Settings ... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Click New... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Enter your name and e-mail address at user information. Select POP3
> for the account type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server and
> mail.gmx.com as
> outgoing server. Enter your GMX e-mail address and password as log in
> credentials. Click on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2007 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2010
> list of 7 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and
> password. Uncheck Test Account       Settings by clicking
> the Next button. Click on More       Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2010 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2013
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manual setup or additional server types and     click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select POP or IMAP and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and password.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Uncheck Test Account Settings by clicking the Next     button. Click
> on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the server (b). Click on OK (c) and on Next
> (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8. Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2013 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> Take care.
> Mike
> Sent from my iBarstool.
>



Re: file converters

heather albright
 

Thank you for the converters I will install them for him. He is not in school, he is an older man in his sixtys and he does not qualify for services as he is not considered working age! So he can not get blindness services. Thank you for the file converters. Hopefully it will allow him to read his SSI letters! Heather

 

"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
contact:
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...
skype: cynterline
ham call sign:
kd5cbl
sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
how the blind do it:
www.blindhow.com

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] file converters

 

There are converters that will allow old versions of Microsoft Word to read the newer docx Word format.  You have to install the converter.  You can download the converter from Microsoft but here is my Dropbox link for convenience.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

 

Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] file converters

 

Hello, I am trying to help one of my students who has msword 2003.  His equipment is out of date. I was trying to help him read his SSI letter but, it keeps asking him for a converter to be able to read his letter!However, the disk saids it works with 2003! I think he just got 10 a few weeks agoe and he is still using word 2003. So is there away for him to read his letter? Thanks, Heather

 


Re: file converters

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Get him a copy of Open Office.

 

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 2:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] file converters

 

Hello, I am trying to help one of my students who has msword 2003.  His equipment is out of date. I was trying to help him read his SSI letter but, it keeps asking him for a converter to be able to read his letter!However, the disk saids it works with 2003! I think he just got 10 a few weeks agoe and he is still using word 2003. So is there away for him to read his letter? Thanks, Heather


Re: more networking help

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Have you tried using an Ethernet adapter for your phone?
It may require an OTG adapter, but they do have dongles out there for this purpose.


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of The Wolf
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 3:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] more networking help

Hello
I have been trying fore the last couple of days to get my sip phone adapter set up using my ethernet on my computer my internet is wifi it is t mobile1 plan I tried bridging the connections I have also tried internet connection sharing with no luck.
the sipura 3000 does have a web based configuration how ever I can't get the adapter to talk to the ethernet jack on my computer wich is using the wifi adapter.
fore the internet.
I don't have the money to get a wireless ethernet bridge can any one suggest things to try? because I am all out of options.
thanks
Hank


Re: POP3 For Outlook & GMX

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Hi Mike, if 587 doesn’t seem to work, you could also try 465. This is just a suggestion.
 
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX
 
Howdy All,
 
Well with a little tweaking I got my GMX email account activated, &working with POP3.  All the settings for WML worked except the suggested, 587, for Outgoing on the advanced tab in Outlook Express.  I couldn't send mail, so I switched the Outgoing numberback to the default, 25, & that enabled me to send.  Incoming gave me a little trouble, but after deleting, 995, on Incoming on the Advanced, & after reentering, Incoming started working.  So far so good!
 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Rajmund
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX

hi MIke, I use it with a braillenote, so OE will be just fine.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 06/12/2016 03:18 AM, Mike B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> I found these articles for using Outlook 2007, 10, & 13 with POP3.  Do
> y'all think Outlook Express could possibly be used with, let's say, the
> Outlook 2007 settings?
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2007
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click on Tools and then Account Settings ... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Click New... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Enter your name and e-mail address at user information. Select POP3
> for the account type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server and
> mail.gmx.com as
> outgoing server. Enter your GMX e-mail address and password as log in
> credentials. Click on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2007 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2010
> list of 7 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and
> password. Uncheck Test Account       Settings by clicking
> the Next button. Click on More       Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2010 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2013
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manual setup or additional server types and     click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select POP or IMAP and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and password.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Uncheck Test Account Settings by clicking the Next     button. Click
> on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the server (b). Click on OK (c) and on Next
> (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8. Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2013 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> Take care.
> Mike
> Sent from my iBarstool.
>



Re: converting scanned PDFs to readable text

 

Thanks Carlos,
I tried a couple of programs and couldn't get them to work. One of
them had this memo at the bottom, for demo users, that it only
converts 2 pages. I got the same thing using their online converter.
Wasted time on a download, lol. I can't remember if I tried the
program from the link I posted which is stupid of me... now that I
think of it.
Oh freaking well~
I figured out a way to do it using my iPhone, drop box and the braigo
app. Open PDF in dropbox, take screenshot, and swipe to go to next
page, and take screenshot again ad naseum. Then upload and convert
each stupid image in the braigo app. I was farting around with that
for long enough my computer went to sleep, lol.
Also, I didn't learn much of anything and have no freaking idea why my
mom decided to send it to me since it has been the same for the last
10 years.
Thanks Mom....

On 12/6/16, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
A scanned PDF is a PDF document which consists of images, and not
necessarily
handwriting. There are several OCR packages which do a decent job at
converting scanned PDF documents to text such as ABBYY FineReader.
Unfortunately, free programs such as PDF to TXT do not usually have very
powerful OCR engines. The Empowerment Zone download links have not worked
for several months now. I have the file, but I don't have any convenient
place to upload it since the ShareByLink service introduced a captcha
system. According to the developer, a captcha is only displayed when the
file is an executable to help prevent the spread of viruses, but it is
still
annoying and inconvenient. I tried to send a link to the file on my home
server, but Road Runner doesn't seem to like when I do that and the messages

never reach the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <Melissa.J.Hammitt@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] converting scanned PDFs to readable text


I don't need for it to be 100%. It is a state form that my mom had
filled out for me and she wanted me to check the answers. I'm
guessing, by the name of the file, that she just hit print to PDF
maybe to send it to me as an attachment.
I can get it to work, all I have to do is read the questions/answers,
when I take a screenshot and upload it to Braigo on my iPhone. That
way it works, but as a PDF it wont. Though it is supposed to. I'm
guessing I will have better luck if I ask on an apple list regarding
the app.
Thanks


On 12/6/16, Bob J <rjustice004@woh.rr.com> wrote:
Good luck on finding any thing that 100% accurately converts *.pdf to
*.txt.

Even Adobe can't do it!

If you are speaking of a scanned document having hand-written answers,
the
hand-written portion will be converted to garbage, if anything.

Bob


--------------------------------------------------
From: "Melissa" <Melissa.J.Hammitt@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:32 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] converting scanned PDFs to readable text

I searched through the archives, and the tech talk resources, and
besides the programs to buy there were two that were supposedly free
to use.
One is at
http://lotapps.com/free-pdf-to-text-converter.html
and the link on the resource page is a 404:
http://empowermentzone.com/p2tsetup.exe


Now, is that second one supposed to be like the first one, whose link
works, or a totally different program? I ask because I trust the stuff
Carlos puts up and the first was posted by another user that I don't
know that well.

I ask because I have a form, well my mom did it already, but she
wanted me to look over her answers to see if I need to change
anything. I don't scan items often so don't have a program to do that
on my computer. The program I have on my iPhone only seems to work
when I take a screenshot of the PDF ... but it is 12 pages long.

thanks









Re: POP3 For Outlook & GMX

Mike B. <mwb5781@...>
 

Howdy All,
 
Well with a little tweaking I got my GMX email account activated, &working with POP3.  All the settings for WML worked except the suggested, 587, for Outgoing on the advanced tab in Outlook Express.  I couldn't send mail, so I switched the Outgoing numberback to the default, 25, & that enabled me to send.  Incoming gave me a little trouble, but after deleting, 995, on Incoming on the Advanced, & after reentering, Incoming started working.  So far so good!
 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Rajmund
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] POP3 For Outlook & GMX

hi MIke, I use it with a braillenote, so OE will be just fine.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 06/12/2016 03:18 AM, Mike B. wrote:
> Hi All,
> I found these articles for using Outlook 2007, 10, & 13 with POP3.  Do
> y'all think Outlook Express could possibly be used with, let's say, the
> Outlook 2007 settings?
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2007
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click on Tools and then Account Settings ... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Click New... .
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Enter your name and e-mail address at user information. Select POP3
> for the account type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server and
> mail.gmx.com as
> outgoing server. Enter your GMX e-mail address and password as log in
> credentials. Click on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2007 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2010
> list of 7 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manually configure server settings or additional server
>      types and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select Internet E-mail and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and
> password. Uncheck Test Account       Settings by clicking
> the Next button. Click on More       Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the the server (b). Click
>       on OK (c) and on Next (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7.  Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2010 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> article
> How to add your e-mail account to Outlook 2013
> list of 8 items
> 1.  Click File, then Information in the submenu and the Add account button.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 2.  Select Manual setup or additional server types and     click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 3.  Select POP or IMAP and click on Next.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 4. Enter your name and e-mail address. Select POP3 for the      account
> type and enter pop.gmx.com as incoming server
> and mail.gmx.com as outgoing server. Enter your GMX username and password.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 5. Uncheck Test Account Settings by clicking the Next     button. Click
> on More Settings.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 6.  Select the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server requires
> authentication.
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 7. Select the Advanced tab. Enter 995 next to Incoming server and
>       check This server requires an encrypted connection
> (SSL).      Enter 587 next to Outgoing server and select TLS as
> encrypted connection type (a). If a
>       copy of your e-mail should stay in your GMX mailbox, check Leave a
> copy of messages on the server (b). Click on OK (c) and on Next
> (d).
> Adding an account
> View Image
>
> 8. Click on Finish.
> list end
> Outlook 2013 retrieves the e-mail from your GMX mailbox.
> article end
> Take care.
> Mike
> Sent from my iBarstool.
>



Re: has anyone used a talking item called a fire stick for playing TV channels?

Bob J
 

Chris,

I'm sure you are correct, however, I find it to be much easier to just state the name of my nearest town or village much the same way I might ask for weather-related info for the location nearest where my brother lives. The response is going to be only for the data source which is located nearest the location of interest.

Bob

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Chris G" <jedikent@mysticaccess.email>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:49 AM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] has anyone used a talking item called a fire stick for playing TV channels?

Hi Bob,

Go to Alexa.amazon.com and go to the settings of the fire stick.
You can put in your zip code. It will use the zip code to give you local information.
You can even put in your full address if you wish.

It is device specific so if you have two fire sticks you would need to put the address in for both.
It is an Alexa device so all echo related commands and skills should work just fine.



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-------- Original Message --------
From: Bob J
Sent: Monday, Dec 5, 2016 7:12 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] has anyone used a talking item called a fire stick for playing TV channels?

Joanne,

I have an Amazon Fire TV Stick with the voice remote.

When you ask it for weather related information, you will need to
specify the location of interest. Alexa does not know your location
because there is no GPS information available. You can ask Alexa to
tell you where you are located and you will hear the location that is
relative to the response. There are many instances where Alexa will
respond to a request for movies or TV programs by sending a list of
whatever is available to the attached TV set. There is no way to read
that list without sighted assistance. Some items on that list may only
be available for renting or purchasing.

For blind users, the best use for the Amazon Fire TV Stick is for
listening to music and for making purchases from Amazon. Also, this
device is easier to use if you have an Amazon Prime membership.

hth

Bob



*From:* joanne <mailto:grandma1323@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, December 04, 2016 9:25 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] has anyone used a talking item called a fire stick
for playing TV channels?

My sister has something called a fire stick that can be plugged into a
TV or computer. She showed us how, if you hold a button down and ask
Alexa--the name of the voice that goes with the fire stick--a question
about TV or changing channels or finding games and movies, Alexa will
automatically put you on whatever channel or game you asked for. I
don't know if this program works like the voice people have on their I
devices, where they ask for help looking things up and the phone's
built-in program helps you find info simply by asking for it. This may
be a program limited to media, and I wonder if snyone has used this and
how accessible it is. Oh yeah it also tells you the time and
temperature, and as I said I don't know if it answers general questions
or does searches but I'm hoping it might be something visually-impaired
people could use independently. I like the fact that you can take it
anywhere and you don't need cable or DSL for TV, just Internet. It
would be really awesome if there was something like this that could
record shows, but I don't think that exists or could do merely by asking
a voice.

If someone has more info or if there's another item similar to this that
you've found useful I'd like to hear about it.

Joanne





Re: file converters

Angelo Sonnesso
 

He could get a copy of Open Office, and his problem is solved.
Oh and it's free, and works just as well as MS Office, has all of the same
type programs, and is accessible.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] file converters

Hi all,

You might be able to download something from the Internet to do this, but
for Heaven's sake, where is the school in all this? He can't operate with
Word2003 on Win10, they're incompatible! Good God, can't the school come up
with a measly $200.00 to get him what he needs?

You could probably convert the thing. Take the file, open it up, then, do a
save-as and save it in .doc format.

the kid can't do his work. He doesn't have the correct tools. ? this is
an ADA matter. ? This is the time to badger the office for
Students with Disabilities. ? Maybe you as the teacher need to put
some pressure on in the right places. ? This is an ADA violation! If he
can't do his work with the tools he has, then they need to be
upgraded. If the school won't pay, turn to rehab. If they won't pay,
turn to Lions or Rotary or whatever. Get the kid what he needs to be
concurrent with modern technology.

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: converting scanned PDFs to readable text

Carlos
 

A scanned PDF is a PDF document which consists of images, and not necessarily
handwriting. There are several OCR packages which do a decent job at
converting scanned PDF documents to text such as ABBYY FineReader.
Unfortunately, free programs such as PDF to TXT do not usually have very
powerful OCR engines. The Empowerment Zone download links have not worked
for several months now. I have the file, but I don't have any convenient
place to upload it since the ShareByLink service introduced a captcha
system. According to the developer, a captcha is only displayed when the
file is an executable to help prevent the spread of viruses, but it is still
annoying and inconvenient. I tried to send a link to the file on my home server, but Road Runner doesn't seem to like when I do that and the messages never reach the list.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <Melissa.J.Hammitt@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] converting scanned PDFs to readable text


I don't need for it to be 100%. It is a state form that my mom had
filled out for me and she wanted me to check the answers. I'm
guessing, by the name of the file, that she just hit print to PDF
maybe to send it to me as an attachment.
I can get it to work, all I have to do is read the questions/answers,
when I take a screenshot and upload it to Braigo on my iPhone. That
way it works, but as a PDF it wont. Though it is supposed to. I'm
guessing I will have better luck if I ask on an apple list regarding
the app.
Thanks


On 12/6/16, Bob J <rjustice004@woh.rr.com> wrote:
Good luck on finding any thing that 100% accurately converts *.pdf to *.txt.

Even Adobe can't do it!

If you are speaking of a scanned document having hand-written answers, the
hand-written portion will be converted to garbage, if anything.

Bob


--------------------------------------------------
From: "Melissa" <Melissa.J.Hammitt@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:32 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] converting scanned PDFs to readable text

I searched through the archives, and the tech talk resources, and
besides the programs to buy there were two that were supposedly free
to use.
One is at
http://lotapps.com/free-pdf-to-text-converter.html
and the link on the resource page is a 404:
http://empowermentzone.com/p2tsetup.exe


Now, is that second one supposed to be like the first one, whose link
works, or a totally different program? I ask because I trust the stuff
Carlos puts up and the first was posted by another user that I don't
know that well.

I ask because I have a form, well my mom did it already, but she
wanted me to look over her answers to see if I need to change
anything. I don't scan items often so don't have a program to do that
on my computer. The program I have on my iPhone only seems to work
when I take a screenshot of the PDF ... but it is 12 pages long.

thanks





Re: converting scanned PDFs to readable text

 

I don't need for it to be 100%. It is a state form that my mom had
filled out for me and she wanted me to check the answers. I'm
guessing, by the name of the file, that she just hit print to PDF
maybe to send it to me as an attachment.
I can get it to work, all I have to do is read the questions/answers,
when I take a screenshot and upload it to Braigo on my iPhone. That
way it works, but as a PDF it wont. Though it is supposed to. I'm
guessing I will have better luck if I ask on an apple list regarding
the app.
Thanks

On 12/6/16, Bob J <rjustice004@woh.rr.com> wrote:
Good luck on finding any thing that 100% accurately converts *.pdf to *.txt.

Even Adobe can't do it!

If you are speaking of a scanned document having hand-written answers, the
hand-written portion will be converted to garbage, if anything.

Bob


--------------------------------------------------
From: "Melissa" <Melissa.J.Hammitt@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:32 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] converting scanned PDFs to readable text

I searched through the archives, and the tech talk resources, and
besides the programs to buy there were two that were supposedly free
to use.
One is at
http://lotapps.com/free-pdf-to-text-converter.html
and the link on the resource page is a 404:
http://empowermentzone.com/p2tsetup.exe


Now, is that second one supposed to be like the first one, whose link
works, or a totally different program? I ask because I trust the stuff
Carlos puts up and the first was posted by another user that I don't
know that well.

I ask because I have a form, well my mom did it already, but she
wanted me to look over her answers to see if I need to change
anything. I don't scan items often so don't have a program to do that
on my computer. The program I have on my iPhone only seems to work
when I take a screenshot of the PDF ... but it is 12 pages long.

thanks





Re: converting scanned PDFs to readable text

Bob J
 

Good luck on finding any thing that 100% accurately converts *.pdf to *.txt. Even Adobe can't do it!

If you are speaking of a scanned document having hand-written answers, the hand-written portion will be converted to garbage, if anything.

Bob


--------------------------------------------------
From: "Melissa" <Melissa.J.Hammitt@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:32 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] converting scanned PDFs to readable text

I searched through the archives, and the tech talk resources, and
besides the programs to buy there were two that were supposedly free
to use.
One is at
http://lotapps.com/free-pdf-to-text-converter.html
and the link on the resource page is a 404:
http://empowermentzone.com/p2tsetup.exe


Now, is that second one supposed to be like the first one, whose link
works, or a totally different program? I ask because I trust the stuff
Carlos puts up and the first was posted by another user that I don't
know that well.

I ask because I have a form, well my mom did it already, but she
wanted me to look over her answers to see if I need to change
anything. I don't scan items often so don't have a program to do that
on my computer. The program I have on my iPhone only seems to work
when I take a screenshot of the PDF ... but it is 12 pages long.

thanks


Re: file converters

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

You might be able to download something from the Internet to do this, but for Heaven's sake, where is the school in all this? He can't operate with Word2003 on Win10, they're incompatible! Good God, can't the school come up with a measly $200.00 to get him what he needs?

You could probably convert the thing. Take the file, open it up, then, do a save-as and save it in .doc format.

the kid can't do his work. He doesn't have the correct tools. ? this is an ADA matter. ? This is the time to badger the office for Students with Disabilities. ? Maybe you as the teacher need to put some pressure on in the right places. ? This is an ADA violation! If he can't do his work with the tools he has, then they need to be upgraded. If the school won't pay, turn to rehab. If they won't pay, turn to Lions or Rotary or whatever. Get the kid what he needs to be concurrent with modern technology.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


converting scanned PDFs to readable text

 

I searched through the archives, and the tech talk resources, and
besides the programs to buy there were two that were supposedly free
to use.
One is at
http://lotapps.com/free-pdf-to-text-converter.html
and the link on the resource page is a 404:
http://empowermentzone.com/p2tsetup.exe


Now, is that second one supposed to be like the first one, whose link
works, or a totally different program? I ask because I trust the stuff
Carlos puts up and the first was posted by another user that I don't
know that well.

I ask because I have a form, well my mom did it already, but she
wanted me to look over her answers to see if I need to change
anything. I don't scan items often so don't have a program to do that
on my computer. The program I have on my iPhone only seems to work
when I take a screenshot of the PDF ... but it is 12 pages long.

thanks


Re: Food Saver Help

Carolyn Arnold
 

Rob, just get some good clippies for chips and things, and
for meat, just flatten clear plastic wrap really really well
to get the air out of it, fold ends, pound, and it should be
nice and secure - cheaper, easier! But, oh dear, I don't
guess it's very technical.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Food Saver Help

Donna <mermaid7@bellsouth.net> wrote:
I'm not 100% familiar with this model & what exactly what
the unit is capable of doing. My first set of instructions
may or may not work with this model.

Yeah, that's about what the quick start guide for this thing
said. When I hit the button, absolutely nothing happens. NO
sound, nothing.
I felt all over the unit, and there isn't a hidden swith
anywhere on it. Just the two buttons.
I guess I got a broken one.
However, since it is opened I can't return it to amazon.
They only accept unopened merchandise within thirty days of
purchase. So I'm out 60 bucks. Sigh.


Re: Issue with Groups.io groups

Pamela Dominguez
 

No, you didn’t do anything.  For the last three or so years, these email listserves have been doing strange things to lists.  Pam.
 

Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Groups.io groups
 

Thanks I’ll try that. I’m wondering if that group is still active myself?

 

I don’t know why the owner and moderater are ignoring my messages? Don’t you think if the member did something rong or offended that person that they should write them in private and discuss the issue. My mom told me that I might have been kicked off by one of them, but It still shows that I’m a member. I don’t know why? If they would have done that to me right at the holiday season. I know I’m different but I except them for there differences. Don’t we all bleed the same blood and breave the same air?

 

Thanks

 

Naima

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Groups.io groups

 

Usually, they say unsubscribe and resubscribe to the lists you are not getting.  But I have never gotten an error message when I have not been getting messages and I try to send one to a specific group I have not gotten messages from.  I have seen messages from other people who want to know if the group is still active, because they have stopped getting messages.  I hope you get help with this.  Pam.

 

From: Carlos

Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 2:25 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Groups.io groups

 

Hello Naima,

The only ones who can assist you with resolving this kind of issue are your Email service provider and possibly groups.io support.  groups.io support may not respond immediately if they have many tickets in their queue since I believe the company is run by only a few people.  You can try Emailing them again if they don't respond after a day or two, but usually these types of problems are almost always on the end of your Email service provider.

----- Original Message -----

From: Naima Leigh

Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 2:14 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Issue with Groups.io groups

 

Hi I’m having problems with groups.io. About a week ago I stopped receiving message from some of the groups I’m in, with do I do? I now get a failed message when I send message to the groups.

 

I’m still a member of the groups but for some reason I’m blocked from them. Can this be fixed? If changing my email is the only way then that will be a problem, my original Microsoft Outlook 2010 key card was stolen by my first computer instructor, he told my mom he needed to take the card back to his boss and fill out paper work on it. He never came back and switched me to another instructor so he wouldn’t have to come back.  It took a member of the geek squad at Best Buy 3 hours to set this up. He had to borrow someone elses key card and start from scratch. Any help will be appreciated.

 

Is there anyone I can contact about this issue? I reached out to the owner and got no response.

 

Thanks

 

Naima

 

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Iphone with kindle app

Monte Single
 

Hi Y’all,

 

A friend of mine is using the kindle app  on an iphone. He says there are hyphens being inserted into words at line ends.  That is hyphens in words that should have   none. He says this is causing the reading to sound stilted or halting.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Monte

 


Re: Food Saver Help

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Donna <mermaid7@bellsouth.net> wrote:
I'm not 100% familiar with this model & what exactly what the unit is capable of doing. My first set of instructions may or may not work with this model.
Yeah, that's about what the quick start guide for this thing said. When I hit the button, absolutely nothing happens. NO sound, nothing.
I felt all over the unit, and there isn't a hidden swith anywhere on it. Just the two buttons.
I guess I got a broken one.
However, since it is opened I can't return it to amazon. They only accept unopened merchandise within thirty days of purchase. So I'm out 60 bucks. Sigh.

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