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Setting CedarNet's homepage to appear
each time you logon
Click on Internet Explorer; then click on Tools. Click on Internet
Options at the bottom of that list of commands. The first page
to come up may have http://www.microsoft.com address highlighted,
so that MSN's homepage will be the first page you see each time
you connect to the Internet. To change it to CedarNet's webpage,
replace it with http://www.cedarnet.org
If you'd like to change your EMail Password:
You can access your account at CedarNet Mail Administration to change your password along with some other interesting features.
If you'd like to change your DialUp Password:
You will need to contact the CedarNet Office.
If you've lost
You will need to contact the CedarNet office.
CedarNet will gladly reset your password for you one time. Additional
password changes that the office must do will incur a nominal
charge of $5 for processing. You may send your request along with
a Self addressed stamped envelope to the office at: CedarNet
3420 University Ave Suite E
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
You may also call the office at 233-5765. The office hours are
Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 4pm.
You may also fax your request to us at 287-9445.
Sorry, but won't change passwords without confirming your identity.
This is to protect your account.
- How do they work?
An e-mail address is made up of 3 parts. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
- helpdesk = username
A username has no spaces or capital letters; first and last
name of an e-mail address are often separated by an underline
or a hyphen or are abbreviated
Always separtes the username from the domain name
- cedarnet.org = domain
A domain name is usually the name of a company, institution
or organization. The domain name always includes a 3 letter
extension, indicating the type of organization:
- com = company or commercial organization
- edu = educational institution
- gov = nonmilitary government site
- mil = military site
- net = special network service
- org = other organization, usually non-profit
- biz = business
- us = United States (there are other country abbreviations
- ws = web site
- Finding someone's address can often be an adventure. The
best advice often is to call them on the phone and ask them.
If they send you a message, you can use the Reply command to
answer and the computer will (usually) build a correct address
for them. There are some Internet white pages like Four11
White Page Directory
How do I view email
attachments? Someone you know and trust has sent
you an email indicating there is a file attached for you to view.
**If you are not sure the attachment is safe, call the person
who sent it to you and ask what it contains.**
You have tried clicking on the attachment and it did not open.
Here are a couple of possibilities:
- If you are using Outlook Express, there is a setting that
may prevent attachments from opening. Click on "Tools",
select "Options", the click on the "Security"
tab. UNcheck the box next to "Do not allow attachments
to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus."
- The file may be a type that you do not have the correct software
to open. Ask the sender to convert it to a simpler format, for
instance, converting a Word .doc file into a .txt file, or a
.tif image file into a .jgp image file.
- The file may have become corrupted in transit. Ask the sender
to resend it.
- Your email software may have damaged files. Reinstall the
- Your computer may be infected with some kind of virus.
Scan and fix using an anti-virus
software, possibly reinstalling the email program once you
Can you help me search
Try CedarNet's Search Page
for a sampling of popular search engines.
These links contain good "how to search" resources:
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Wednesday, April 28, 2004