Free Scots Law E-mail
Totalise (now Madasafish)
If you are new to the internet or even if you are not
and are considering getting an e-mail address then I
STRONGLY recommend using Totalise. Don't use the other
ones, they're not very good! Hotmail doesn't allow POP3
access which means that you can't set it up with Outlook,
etc. Yahoo! are prone to virus/hacking attacks and can
be slow at times. The others are all based in the US.
Totalise are UK based and you can check mail wherever
you are by Telephone (Electronic Voice reads out your
mail), WAP or by Computer.
AOL - The tech
heads in the world could no doubt criticise AOL for
several days on end. The normal user would praise
it. Amazing Freephone customer service, reasonable
access speeds and excellent pricing if you use the
internet a lot. If you do join AOL, use it is a normal
dial-up: Login then minimize the window and continue
using Outlook/Internet Explorer as normal. If you
have problems, call the freephone help number and
try and get the special numbers that they reserve
for people who have had a lot of problems.
BT - If you can work
out which of the several thousand numbers you should
call then BT might be okay. Personally I tried about
10 numbers and then gave up after each told me that
they couldn't help.
One Tel - Very
good for the infrequent user - 1p a minute 24/7. No
monthly charge. Tried this for a while but bills became
too expensive even at 1p a minute.
Sky - Excellent pricing structure, good speeds and a real competitor to BT.
To change your homepage (the one that loads up everytime
you switch on internet explorer) go to Tools on the
menu bar then click Internet Options and type in the
page you desire. I recommend that you enter: http://www.scottishlaw.org.uk/
Ctrl + D - Adds to bookmarks
Ctrl + N - Opens a new window.
Hold Shift when clicking a link to open it in a new
F5 - refreshes a page.
Tab - allows you to move around the menu options and
the page. Of most use when logging into places and
filling out forms.
Shift + Tab - as above but in the opposite direction.
More Tips are available from Microsoft on their Keyboard
Norton - Symantec
Worm & Virus News
Windows Support Centre
Macromedia Flash Player
Real Player and RealOne
Linux users visit linux.com
Speed Test pages
Broadband Speed Test
Miscellaneous other stuff
If you are EVER asked for personal details
on the internet you should always make them up unless
you trust the company you are sending the information
to. Even if you do trust them do not send correct
details to US or non European companies if possible.
Your details will often be added to Junk Mail
lists and you will possibly have to change e-mail
Always have at least TWO e-mail addresses - one you
give to people you know and another that you submit
to companies and other people on the web. This way,
you minimize the junk mail damage to your main e-mail
address. Remember, some countries, particularly the
USA, aren't as civilised as we are in Europe so watch
The following two sites are excellent download
sites. Always read the comments by other users first
and especially the negative comments to decide if
you want a program.
Pages and Tools
Freebot - Freebies
- A UK Free Stuff Website
- Free Web Pages
Submission to over 200,000 Web Directories
Tools Page for Webmasters
Top 20 Free Sites
- Vast Wealth of Free Stuff!
- Promote your site
Hosting and Domain Registration
Tools and Information
on the Web
Who are you?
- Find Out Here!!
- search for Domain Owners
Homepage - Run a Trace on any Computer
Nominate - Check
who owns domains
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Spyware or Freeware?
UK2 - Check who owns UK domains
The original Napster does in fact appear to be dead but its spirit
has lived on.
Find out what has
happened to Napster
KaZaA - Add
- Same as KaZaA with quicker dls and no built in adverts.
Also has a lot of extra features and free codecs (video
and audio codecs) are available on their site freecodecs.com.
(p2p) File Sharing Portals
Areas of Scottish Law Online