19 August 2015 Main Meeting

Meeting Summary. . .

This evening’s event was the first held in the Community Room in the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society (SBCGS).  Despite the need to navigate around and through road construction on the 101/Castillo Street Underpass to reach the new venue, it was attended by approximately 17 individuals. Julian Dean was the key-presenter for this evening’s event and he led a focused Q & A session with attendees — most questions centered on Gmail and it was a very interesting round-table discussion.  An additional high point was the raffle for two (2) $100 gift cards—Congratulations to winners Ricky Rodriquez and William Noack!

Bottomline, the “Everything Email” presentation lead by Julian Dean was well-received!

Overall the feedback about the SBCGS venue received from those in attendance suggests that next month’s meeting will be held at the same site.

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLISHED: Friday, 08-14-2015 – 14:55 PRESERVED BELOW [sans graphics]

Join us at a new location in the Community Room at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society (SBCGS) at 316 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA.  Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVISORY!  The 101/Castillo St. Underpass is involved in a major Caltrans construction project which impacts routes and travel times, particularly along Castillo St approaching driveway entrance to the meeting site.  Please review our Directions to SBCGS Meeting Space webpage for more details about the construction and alternate routes.  You are encouraged to allow yourself some extra travel time, especially during peak traffic times!

The evening gathering will begin with an informal Question & Answer exchange that lends to lively & informative discussions among attendees about their experiences (good & not-so-good) using Apple Inc.’s products.  This month the Q & A session will be followed by SBAUG Member Julian Dean leading a discussion on “Everything Email” covering the intricacies of email client (program) and email service setup, troubleshooting and much much more. *

Afterwards, the ever popular Members-Only drawing for a $100 Gift Card redeemable at Apple’s Online or Retail Stores will be held.  SPECIAL NOTE:  Because we did not have a raffle last month, there will be TWO $100 Gift Card drawings at this month’s meeting!  June’s lucky winner was Harold Fue.   Each SBAUG Member who attends the general meeting receives 2 complimentary drawing tickets.  When you renew your membership or become a new member at a meeting or online in the days preceding a given month’s meeting, you will receive 3 extra tickets for a total of five (5) tickets (NEW)!  Any member-in-good-standing who recruits a new member receives five (5) free tickets for the same month’s drawing!  Give a presentation approved by the Executive Board and receive five (5) free tickets for the same month’s drawing!  Additional drawing tickets can be purchased by Members-in-good-standing attending the month’s meeting for $3 each or 5 tickets for $10.

Easy parking, complimentary wireless internet access and good company are always provided.

* Expanded description about this month’s presentation:  “Introduction, Orientation and Demonstrations of Everything Email”

• Set up the Mail program/client with email service providers like Silcom/Impulse, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, Enom, etc.; • Overview about the differences between IMAP vs. POP; • How to set up those preferences in Mail AND in the ISP email site; • The challenge with Gmail not wanting to connect with “legacy” Apple OS X/iOS versions of Mail; • Other Google Account settings; • Security checkup; • Disable access for less secure apps ON or OFF; • How to deal with Gmail Archive and All Mail; • The difference between Trash and Deleted Messages in Gmail; • The benefits to be had with keeping our Silcom, Westnet, Netscape, Gmail, Vanity Domain web-browser-based email sites slim and trim; • Optional email clients like Thunderbird, MS Outlook/Entourage, Eudora, etc., etc..  Julian hopes that people in attendance will help field questions and offer additional insights into making everything email work seamlessly!

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REMINDER IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVISORY!  Please review our Directions to SBCGS Meeting Space webpage for more details about the construction along Castillo St at the 101 Underpass and consider using alternate routes.

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