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Switching to the new mail server



In early 1998, Quad-Cities Online installed a new mail server on our system to keep up with the demand of our users' email traffic. This new server offers much better performance and less errors than the existing BBS mail system. Unless you are an employee of the Moline Dispatch or the Rock Island Argus, you must switch over to the new server if you have not done so already. Worldgroup is no longer being used for dial up and e-mail access.



If you signed up for an account in late 1998 or after then you are already on the new server and can ignore this article.



Some of the benefits of this mail server include:

  • Faster email service with little to no delays in sending or receiving
  • Proper handling of message attachments (no more ambiguous "file.ext" attachments)
  • No more "Cannot route for others" messages when sending out
  • The correction of other miscellaneous problems you may be experiencing with the old system




If you need to make this switch then the following must occur:



  1. Email usage through Worldgroup Manager will be disabled. You will need to download and install an email program in order to use the new server. Chances are you most likely have an email program already installed on your computer as one is usually installed with Internet Explorer or Netscape. If you need to download a program you can get one through the email download page. If you are already accessing your email through a seperate program then you can disregard this step.



  2. That email program will then need to be properly configured with the new settings. Detailed instructions for most popular email programs are available through the email setup page.



Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.



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  Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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