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The Computer Group

Leader:  John Howlett - computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774
Helpline: help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

The Computer Group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and third Monday of the month at 2pm.

We are not all computer geeks, but we do have members who know something about most types of computer whether it is a Windows PC, an Apple Mac, an iPad or an Android tablet.
We also discuss how to look after the files, music or photos on your computer, how to make backups or how to copy them to DVD or all sorts of "interesting" problems.
One thing we can't do is undertake hardware repairs, but we might know someone who can!
So if there is something you don't understand about your computer, from the simplest to the more esoteric, come along and we'll see what we can do for you.
We now have a new Computer Helpline so you can email us with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone should have worked out your problem and be able to talk you through it.

Send us details of your problem to help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

Future programme

Wed 1st Aug2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 20th Aug2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 5th Sep2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 17th Sep2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 3rd Oct2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 15th Oct2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

16th July 2018

5 attended 2 with problems. One has a problem with group emails which includes his own email address getting a failure message on his own copy. The other recipients have no problem. He also updated Skype which now requires membership of Microsoft and it also lost his contact list be aware of this problem.
We discussed GDPR as it affects U3A members and we decided the newsletter should be sent bcc but small groups such as Painting and Drawing or Walking probably do not need to worry. We do recommend that group leaders are urged to request permission to cc to group members.
A late arrival asked for help protecting memory sticks either by encryption or simply setting a password. A solution was found but I have no details.