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  1. [quote user="banyuls diver"]

    What is "Thunderbird"? Is it an option to type directly into an e-mail? Is it down-loadable?[/quote]

    Thunderbird is a mail handler program. You can configure it to handle your e-mails from mixed sources ie. Orange, Hotmail, Yahoo etc. It's free and comes from Mozilla who also produce Firefox. It's an open source program so it's non-commercial and is supported by a community of users - in other words "it's a good thing" [:D].

    I've used it for four years and although in it's infancy it was somewhat quirky there have been big improvements with each version. The latest version Thunderbird 3.0 became available earlier this month and looks to have plenty of innovations and now that Christmas is over I'm about to upgrade to it myself. It's available here: http://en-gb.www.mozillamessaging.com/en-GB/thunderbird/

  2. Excellent news Clair [:D]

    I connect via Free to the net and the Freebox gives consecutive IP numbers to each computer that's connected, maybe your box doesn't do that. Having said that .... several times during the past week or so I've had to reboot my Freebox and repair my connection in order to connect to iPlayer - I don't know why and tbh nor am I particularly interested so long as I can eventually connect when I want to. Oh yes, and from time to time I find the iPortal icon has disappeared from my desktop so I just re-install the program.

    Mind you, having not watched UK TV for almost 20 years it's a bit of an eye opener [blink]. At least with iPlayer you can be selective [:P].

  3. Download helper on Firefox works fine for any streaming videos.

  4. Dawn,

    If he registered in the Dordogne it will be here:

    CHAMBRE DE METIERS

    32 Boulevard Lakanal

    BP 5081

    24005 Périgueux Cédex

  5. Dawn,

    If you want to check a siret number or find out who it's registered to you can do so here:

    http://www.easysiret.com/numero-siret/numero-siret.htm

    or here:

    http://www.cartegiedirect.com/recherche-siret-siren/

    Just ignore me if that's not what you wanted. [:)]

  6. I noticed one in a rental catalogue yesterday at 27.50€ per day: http://www.locatoumat.com/index.php?action=recherche

    They have branches in 16, 17 and 24.

  7. I had the same thing when I registered a new account on a different address, always the same U and P, didn't make any difference though. Come to think about it, I suspect my problem may have started after my son came back for the weekend and also connected his laptop to the Freebox. We have had a situation in the past where there's been an IP conflict and the only answer was to reboot the box. Maybe worth trying a reboot with your Alicebox.

  8. I used iPortal with no problems for a couple of weeks then one day it wouldn't connect, just kept timing out on checking my password. I tried re-installing the program but still didn't work. In the end I switched my Freebox off, it rebooted and then iPortal worked fine again.

    Sometimes I also have buffering problems at peak times, just depends on your connection speed and bandwidth I expect. It seems to work better when I watch in a pop out window and close the BBC page and anything else I don't need to have open.

  9. [quote user="AnOther"]Following on from THIS thread I've just signed up with Orange for Internet/TV/Unlimited calls @ €49.90 inclusive (and how easy was that [:D])

    [/quote]

    Gratz Ernie. Good move, I hope you'll be very happy together [:P]

  10. [quote user="pachapapa"]

    The iPortal IP seems to be used by all users VPN proxying on the site.

    Resulting in an amusing conundrum on "another forum"[:D], last night.

    Whilst watching BBCiPlayer I posted on the forum, of course the log showed up as the iportal IP.

    BUT three others seemed to have done the same resulting in three "krackers" with the same IP and for some reason an unexplained transposition of "nicks".[/quote]

    Haha I'd love to have been there, I bet all concerned were thinking wtf ......? [:D]

    When I originally checked up on the .me registration I looked at Wiki  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.me but I didn't read the whole page. Now I have done while having my lunch and it's quite clear so I understand what you say. I've always only connected to iPortail when I want to watch TV and disable it as soon as I've finished watching which is probably just as well with regard to forums. [:)]

  11. I've been with Free 6 years or more and I think that even if you were a customer of Free they wouldn't send their own engineers to check the line because you are not degroupé consequently the line is the total responsibility of FT/Orange.

    If you were degroupé it could be different as you would be paying Free for your line and they in turn would pay FT for the maintenance. How's your French? Here's a link that explains how it happens if degroupé: http://tinyurl.com/yzjxzvy.

    I've searched on Free forums but nowhere have I seen anything about their engineers meeting up with FT engineers so I don't know where that has originated from other than in the link posted above. Have you asked FT directly what would be the best they could supply you if you hypothetically changed from Telespit to them?

  12. On BBC Live towards top right there's a location [change] where you can choose which local news and progs you see, you can change it as often as you like [:)].

  13. [quote user="Richard"]That iportal also works if you want to watch itv live on the net.

    [/quote]

    "That's a turn up for the books" [:D] have just watched Arthur Daley live on ITV!!

    It also works with BBC Live http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/watchlive/   Magic no need for me to get TNT now [:P]

  14. [quote user="Clair"]

    I wonder if the software works with Vista...? [8-)]

    Gemini_man uses XP and the software works.

    AnOther has mentioned before he had not upgraded to Vista and the software works.

    I have Vista and got an error message. What about Sid?

    [/quote]

    Clair I think you're spot on. I just found this:

    "Ah, you may have the same thing as me if you're running vista on your

    PC. The network connection asks you for a number but if you click

    'properties' then check the box that says you are already connected to

    the internet, it should work as it did for me."

    And that was on AI so it MUST be true [:D]  Try again maybe?

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