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ISBN-10: 1893115380

ISBN-13: 9781893115385

Edition: 2002

Authors: Kirk Lafler, Darlynn Lafler

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Apress L. P.
Publication date: 4/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Kirk Paul Lafler has worked as a software consultant for the last 25 years. As founder of Software Intelligence Corporation in 1983, Kirk provides IT services provider to Fortune 1000 companies and government installations by designing and developing application software solutions, and providing comprehensive training and custom programming services. Since 1983, Kirk has provided consulting services and training to Fortune 1000 companies and government installations, lending his expertise in application design and development, training, and custom programming services. Kirk has written four books and more than one hundred articles on technology and software. He's also a frequent speaker at…    

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Organization of the Book
Conventions Used in This Book
AOL Features and Tools
Getting Started with AOL
Setting Up AOL and Connection Tips
Screen Name and Password Management
My AOL and Welcome Screen
`X' Marks Your Spot
The AOL Interface
Using Netscape with AOL
Keyboard Shortcuts
Getting Help 24/7
Communicating to the World with E-mail
Setting Up Your E-Mail
Reading E-mail
Creating E-mail Messages
Minding your E-mail Manners
Sending E-mail
Using Courtesy and Blind Courtesy Copies
Jazzing Up Your Messages
Addressing the Address Book
Benefiting from the Spell Checker
Handling Hypertext Elements
Expressing Yourself with Signatures, Acronyms, and Emoticons
Avoiding Junk Mail
Sending E-mail Greetings, Postcards, and Banners
Attaching Files, Photos, and Other Things
Managing Your Filing Cabinet
Understanding AOL's Mail Center and Your Online Mailbox
Managing Your Filing Cabinet
Cool AOL Tools and Features
Access AOL Anytime and Anywhere
My Portfolio AOL's Financial Manager
News and Other Cool Stuff from AOL Anywhere
My Calendar AOL's Electronic Scheduling Tool
AOL Multimedia Features
Online Pictures with AOL
Searching and Finding Information
Searching Databases and Folders
Using Search Engines, Directories, and Hybrids
Using the AOL White and Yellow Pages
Exploring the Classifieds
Getting to Know the People Directory
Understanding File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Chat, Instant Messaging, and Message Boards
The World of Chatting
Using AOL Speaks
AOL's Instant Messenger (AIM) and Buddy Lists
Using Message Boards
AOL Newsgroups
Getting Started with Newsgroups
Advanced Topics
AOL Services
AOL Shopping and Services
Shopping the Simple Way
Specials, Discounts, and Bargains
Gift Buying
Big Ticket Purchases
Coupon Shopping
AOL Reward and Savings Programs
Services, Security, Privacy, and Shipping
Reaching Customer Service for Shopping Help
AOL for Kids and Teens
Surfing Safely
Using the Online Timer
Exploring the Kids Channels
Finding the Coolest Teen Sites
Getting Educational
Using Acronyms and Smileys
Having Fun with Hobbies and Other Stuff
AOL for Students
Research & Learn Channels
Student Tools
Student Aids and Other Resources
Vocation and Career Resources
Entertainment and Miscellaneous Resources
AOL for Seniors
Communities for Computer-Using Seniors
Senior Living-Housing and Health
Entertainment Resources for Seniors
Retirement & Estate Planning
Family Matters
Family Events, Outings, and Vacations
Family Issues and Relations
Family Living and Parenting
Resources for Families-Family Services
Advanced Topics
Privacy and Security
E-mail Issues and Solutions
Parental Control Issues and Solutions
Instant Messenger and Newsgroup Issues and Solutions
Shopping & Banking Issues and Solutions
AOL Customizations
AOL Interface Customizations
My AOL Customizations
AOL Mail and Download Customizations
AOL Internet Properties Customizations
Automatic AOL Customizations
Chat Customizations
Privacy, Marketing, and Association Customizations
Create Your Own Web Page
Web Page Basics
Web Design & Templates for Beginners
Web Page Building for More Advanced Users
Clip Art Graphics
Shareware Web Tools and Web Publishing
Problem Solving and Errors
Detecting and Dealing with Errors
Connecting Problems
Explaining E-mail Issues
Troubleshooting Instant Messenger, Mailing Lists, Telnet, and FTP
Diagnosing Web Problems
Miscellaneous Errors
Miscellaneous Tips
AOL Accessibility Tips
AOL Connection Options
AOL Wireless, Mobile Communications, and AOL TV
Index