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Getting Started: 1) Sign Up > 2) Get your System Ready > 3) Get the User Going > Done!

 

Getting Started

You're almost ready to go. All you need to do is give the user a password (you chose this when you signed up for the account), set his or her home page to the following:

and make sure the user's computer is ready to go. Simply setting up an account, providing a shortcut to a browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc.), and setting the home page to PawPawMail (see above) is usually adequate. However, if you'd like detailed instructions on how to make the user experience easier, please read on.

Keep in mind that new users of computer frequently are unfamiliar with the most basic operations of using mice, pressing on-screen puttons, and editing text. Adjusting mouse settings (adding mouse trails and slowing pointer movement, for example; and creating a huge mouse pointer: see suggestions) frequently helps. Walking through an entire round of training is important. Further information on accessibility options for the sight- and hearing-impaired are available upon request.

For a Mac:

  1. First, verify that Flash Player is installed in the desired browser. Go to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ , where you should see that Adobe Flash Player is installed and version "9,0,115,0" or later.
  2. If running OS X Leopard (10.5), open System Preferences and use the Accounts preference panel.
  3. Create a new account (you may need to click the lock in the bottom left to get access). For details on configuring the account, see suggestions.
  4. Try logging on as the user and making sure it's easy to launch the browser, and that the browser's home page is set to https://pawpawmail.com/mail/user.html

For a PC:

  1. First, verify that Flash Player is installed in the desired browser. Go to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ , where you should see that Adobe Flash Player is installed and version "9,0,115,0" or later.
  2. If running Windows XP: go to Start > Control Panels > User Accounts.
    If running WIndows 2000:
  3. Create an account for the user; to make it simpler, you may want to use the same username and password as you set for the user when you signed up for PawPawMail.
  4. Log in as the user to make sure everything works. If you're feeling adventurous, you can make it one step easier for the user by setting an auto-start browser in Kiosk mode (see suggestions for details)
  5. If you're feeling even more generous, put the above shortcut in the user's Startup Items folder --

For Linux/Unix:

  1. If you're a Linux user, you probably need few instructions: set up an account that is restricted to your preference; for the easiest user experience, have a browser open on startup to https://pawpawmail.com/mail/user.html

For all computers:

  • Finally, walk through the process with the user to make sure everything is clear! Make sure to give him or her instructions on how to close down when finished.

 

 

 

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