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home : columns : columns April 29, 2016


12/11/2013 9:02:00 AM
Internet Explorer, Windomnet and you

Rick Frederickson
Computer Technician


We all know that in the world of computers there is only one constant - change. Everything changes whether we like it or not.
And this applies to most computer user's browser - Internet Explorer (IE). There have been many updates of IE over the years. Many are good, some have caused problems. Most have been necessitated because of security concerns.
Microsoft has been busy updating IE. Most versions are either IE 9, IE 10 or IE 11. If you still have Windows XP you have IE 9. You cannot update further. Windows Vista can be updated to IE 10. Windows 7 and 8 can be updated to IE 11.
Most updates come through Windows automatic updates. Your computer will suddenly show a new version of Internet Explorer. To check and see what version you have click on the little gear (tools) in the upper right corner. Choose "About Internet Explorer." A screen will appear and show you what version you have.
The Windomnet webmail server (mail.windomnet.com) has had issues with newer versions of IE. It simply would not work. It is not alone. Banking sites and others often have issues with the newer versions. Usually the way to work around this is to download and install another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.
However, Windomnet recently upgraded its server software so now it will work with newer versions.
The other major Windomnet change is that it now requires a full e-mail address for log in. So instead of typing in "rickf" into the user line, I need to type in "rickf@windomnews.com."
Remember, webmail is nice in that it is portable. You can check and send e-mail from any computer simply by logging into the site. Many people use this now instead of Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail.








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