New year, new computer? Well, not quite for that reason, but I am getting a new one, and I'm taking you along for the ride. What I get, specifically, will likely not apply to you, but the process I go through almost certainly will someday. Step one is simple: an inventory of what I'll be replacing.
Tired of teeny, tiny text? Want to make things bigger? There's a wrong way (that used to be a right way), and the right way that Windows 10 actually makes easy.
My favorite quote from this week's third article is "Email, in concept, is magic". How true. And along with that magic comes the occasional obscure error message. This week we tackle "relaying denied".
Hope your week is magical ... with no obscure errors.
I've decided it's time for a new computer.
My laptop has become unreliable and needs replacing. On top of that, I find myself juggling computers — a desktop, a laptop, and another laptop — more than I suspect I should.
While my decisions are not likely to apply to your situation, I think that my replacement process may be interesting and informative enough to share in a series of articles. Specifically, I'll take stock of where I am (this article), what I use my technology for, and the questions I ask myself as I decide what to get.
Let's start with what I have.
Continue Reading: The Journey to My New Computer: Taking Stock
Support Ask Leo! and Lose the Ads!
Enjoy an ad-free experience whenever you visit askleo.com by become a patron for as little as $2/month (or $24/year). Your support helps keep Ask Leo! running.
I know how you feel. My eyes aren't all they used to be either.
The good news is, it's actually easy to make the fonts bigger, though the setting is often well hidden.
The bad news is, it's also easy to do the wrong thing and end up with something that seems better, but isn't.
Continue Reading: How Can I Make the Text on My Screen Larger?
To understand what this message means, we need to understand, at least at a conceptual level, how email makes its way from your outbox to your recipient's inbox.
That trip can be short or long, depending on a number of factors.
And one of those factors is the relay.
Continue Reading: What Does "Relaying Denied" Mean?
A feature exclusively available to Ask Leo! Patrons Bronze level & above.
- Tip of the Day: Close or Secure Unused Accounts
- Tip of the Day: Consider Moving Your Browser's Downloads Folder
- Tip of the Day: Sort the App List by Size
- Tip of the Day: Consider Chrome Remote Desktop
- Tip of the Day: Deleting All Messages with a Gmail Label
- Tip of the Day: Consider the Mail App
More Ask Leo!
Leo's Other Projects....HeroicStories Since 1999, HeroicStories brings diverse, international voices to the world ' reminding us that people are good, that individuals and individual action matter. Stories - new and old - are published twice a week.
Not All News Is Bad - Each day I look for one story in the current news of the day with a positive bent. Just one. And I share it.
leo.notenboom.org - My personal blog. Part writing exercise, part ranting platform, it's where I write about anything and everything and nothing at all.
Help Ask Leo! Just forward this message, in its entirety (but without your unsubscribe link below) to your friends. Or, just point them at https://newsletter.askleo.com for their own FREE subscription!
Newsletter contents Copyright © 2019,
Leo A. Notenboom & Puget Sound Software, LLC.
Ask Leo! is a registered trademark ® of Puget Sound Software, LLC
Fatal error: Call to undefined function related_posts() in /home/alnews/public_html/wp-content/themes/askleo-generatepress/functions.php on line 195