Today I have achieved two useful things: I have got my Turnpike email working properly on the new computer and I have printed out the first 50 pages of Moving a Mountain
to send to the agent who responded to my query with a, "Please send me more."
It has taken me most of the day. Sigh...
I knew the migration to Daisy, the new Packard Bell, would take some time; it always does. However, I had hoped that the fact that the computers are now networked would make the process a little quicker.
So far I have installed MS Office, iTunes and Turnpike 6. I have used Turnpike for my mail ever since I ventured onto the Internet, so I had no intention of using Outlook Express. The sequence goes something like this...
- Install Turnpike
- Enter my details
- Work out how to set up folders for my different email addresses (6 in all)
- Send test message
Result: computer receives email no problem, but test message doesn't send. ( Collapse )
But by now I have an inkling as to what the problem might be. This is a new version of Kaspersky. I knew Turnpike 6 worked with our broadband and router because I'd had it running on the laptop while I was waiting for the USB gadget for connecting the aged desktop to the network. What I'd forgotten was that it was working with an older version of Kaspersky. This version, I now discover, scans incoming and outgoing emails as well.
Adjust settings in Kaspersky to a lower security level and suddenly the mail is working.
With email and Usenet stuck on the old Desktop (Dobbin), there was little point in trying to do serious work on Daisy, but now I can now make serious progress towards moving to my new virtual home.