• Amazon Now Offers Gift Cards for Your Old, Unused Laptop

    Have an unused laptop or netbook lying around? Amazon would like to take that old beast and give you credit towards your next Amazon purchase. Part of their electronics trade-in program, this new inclusion of laptops means you don’t have to bother trying to sell your old laptop yourself.

    Search for your laptop or netbook on the trade-in page, find the right model, then select whether your device is in like new, good, or acceptable condition.  No water or fire damaged laptops accepted. Amazon pays for the shipping.

    You’ll find more laptops eligible for trade-in than at similar reselling sites like Gazelle, but not all old laptops may be eligible. You might not get as much of an offer as if you sold the laptop yourself or used another site like Cash For Laptops. Still, it’s great that Amazon now takes laptops and if you’re a frequent Amazon buyer, the Amazon credit/gift card is as good as cash.


  • Tips on Using the Spam Soap Email Continuity Service

    First of all, use a supported browser…either Firefox or Internet Explorer.  We have found that both Safari and Chrome have difficulty formatting html and popups.

    You may also need to check some security settings as follows:

    TROUBLESHOOTINGIf your browser is not displaying the Spam Soap console properly, please implement the following.

    1. Enable JavaScript or Active Scripting on your Web browser

    (a) If your preferred Web browser is Internet Explorer, enable Active Scripting at Tools > Internet Options > Security tab > “Custom Level…” button > scroll down to Scripting > Active Scripting > Enable.

    (b) If your preferred Web browser is Mozilla Firefox, enable JavaScript at Tools > Options > Content > select Enable JavaScript.

    2. Configure your browser security settings to Medium. You will be unable to access or use Message Continuity if your security setting is set to High.

    (a) Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Security tab > click the “Default Level” button

    3. Configure the pop-up blocker in your Web browser.

    (a) Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab > click the “Settings…” button > Filter Level: (choose “Medium…” from the drop-down list).

    (b) Mozilla Firefox > Tools > Options > Content tab. If “Block pop-up windows” is selected, click the Exceptions button and enter http://console.spamsoap.com into the website address field.

    Original Instructions Here


  • Check National Grid Outage Maps

    If you are looking for updates on power outages across the National Grid service area go to the National Grid Website at https://www.nationalgridus.com/index.asp and click on “View Power Outage Maps” in the “Outage Central” image in the upper left corner.  Then enter the affected address to see the outage maps for the area.  You can right-click on any of the affected areas to see the projected repair time, or in many cases a note that indicates “Assessing Conditions”….yikes!