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FAQ: I'm Getting Mail That Is
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If you seem to be getting an unusual number of bounced messages from e-mails you know you are not sending, it is recommended that you change your password immediately. If you need assistance to change your password, contact the office at 713.993.3300.
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The Senior Learning Center
The Senior Learning Center is closed. Visit their website: www.hal-pc.org/clearlake.
Office Schedule 2014
Future of HALNet
The HAL-PC Board of Directors has chosen GTek Services to continue the HALNet systems operations. The owner is a long time HAL member and really wants to carry the HAL traditions into the future. This creates the question "what does this mean to me?" The answer is nothing and many things. The nothing part of the answer is, the transition should be seamless to you in the sense that the name, mail choice of Horde or Sqmail, the filtering, etc. will all remain the same. The phone numbers you call and the people you speak with will be the same. Yes, Jeff, Doug, and Lucille will still be answering the phones and trying to help you with any problems you may have.
There will be two minor changes starting August 1. There will be a new physical address, and you will be required to exchange your HAL modem for one that is programmed for a new configuration. If you own your modem it must be reprogrammed when you are contacted by us. You will be notified of the new address soon. If you were on auto-renew and want to continue your service you MUST contact HAL-PC before August 1. If you DO NOT contact us your account will expire on August 1, unless you have prepaid. If you paid in advance, your account will carry forward with the services you paid for until your balance has expired. If you left HALNet and had prepaid, you have not been forgotten. You will be contacted. There will be minor changes to special services such as static IPs or co-location. If you left HALNet with the exception of special services you can rejoin but not right away as everyone is very busy taking care of those that remained with us. The many things part of the answer is the best answer for a long history of HAL-PC. GTek Services is going to take over the HAL-PC web site and over the next few months plans to enhance the web site to help the HAL-PC community stay in touch. They want to add things like a forum and activities section to the web site. If your phone service is other than AT&T, the HALNet service will expand to include you. These things and others will occur after the move, which will take some time. You will be notified as the opportunities for you occur. The move may require a loss of service for a few hours early in the morning some days. As you can imagine there are many parts of the plan to be resolved. As the plan develops you will be notified of any changes.
HAL-PC Board of Directors
HAL-PC is closing
We wish to thank our many loyal members who have supported HAL over the years.
Unfortunately, our changing society was reflected in the extremely low attendance at our Annual June General Meeting on June 21, 2014, and the general lack of volunteer participation. After much deliberation on June 24, the Board of Directors voted to dissolve the Houston Area League of PC Users, Inc. We will continue to support our members for approximately the next month after which most operations will have ceased.
If you are using auto-pay for your membership fee, that function is being turned off. Regretfully any membership time remaining on your account will not be refunded. A separate email will be sent that will inform you about your HALNet account.
HAL-PC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
YOUR HALNet ACCOUNT
On June 24, 2014, the Houston Area League of PC Users, Inc. (HAL-PC) Board of Directors reluctantly voted to close HAL-PC. Technical support for users of HALNet will be available via phone at 713-993-3300 through July 31, 2014, when operations will cease. Those users whose expiration date of service is imminent will need to pay for the July service. Since auto renews are being turned off, please call 713-993-3300 to pay for this July service so the service will not be terminated on your expire date. As many HALNet reminder calls as possible will be made by HAL-PC volunteers.
Work is underway by the Board to identify and provide HALNet users a seamless transition to another provider of the services now offered by HALNet such as e-mail, internet service/connectivity (DSL, dialup), filtering, etc., with the possibility of a personal web page. That transition will include the moving of your e-mail to that provider. Please allow us a little time to work this out.
If you decide not to use the seamless transition route, instructions/procedures will shortly be available on the HAL-PC web site for you to follow so that you can move your e-mail to your chosen e-mail provider.
Some users have pre-paid for HALNet services beyond the month of July. The Board is in the process of developing a plan that will include addressing this.
Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving your internet needs.
HAL-PC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HALNet UPDATE 2
We have pledged to try to keep you informed about what is occurring with HALNet, so here is the latest.
NEW SCAM ALERT
This ALERT is to let you know you may receive a phone call where the caller says they are calling from Microsoft because your computer is showing an error. They ask you to go to your computer to give them your code to access your computer.
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