Setting up a separate Inbox on your email for myLot...

By DE
@DaddyEvil (23552)
Aurora, Missouri
December 23, 2015 5:50am CST
I read a post by @fufurinha in which she bemoaned losing notifications that were a week old because school is taking up so much of her time that she cannot be here to myLot on a regular basis right now. Someone suggested she turn her email notifications back on and she won't have to miss them anymore when myLot automatically deletes those notifications that are older than 7 days. She replied she didn't like her email inbox spammed by so many notifications. I was thinking about that and wondered why she didn't just set up a rule to put all her notifications from myLot into their own Inbox instead of using the regular Inbox and then came to the conclusion that she didn't know how! I decided to help people out and explain what to do to set up an Inbox for the notifications from myLot on the three major email systems: MSN, Yahoo and Gmail. So here they are: A. To set up a folder to receive your myLot notifications if you use MSN email (Live, Hotmail or Outlook) then follow these instructions. 1. Open Outlook. 2. Click the "Settings" button. (It looks like a cog wheel on the top right side of your page.) 3. In the drop down list, click "Manage Rules". 4. Click "New". 5. Under "Create Rule" the box should read "Sender Contains" In the next box type "mylot" (without the quotation marks). 6. After typing this, another box opens. You should: Click the down arrow then select "Move to". 7. In the following box type "myLot" (without the quotation marks). 8. Press "Enter" on your keyboard. Your page should refresh. And you are done! B. This tutorial will explain how to set up a filter in your Yahoo email account to put all emails from myLot into their own folder. 1. Open your Yahoo email account. 2. Click "Mail" at the top of the page on the left hand side. 3. Above your Inbox, click "More". 4. Click "Filter emails like this". 5. Across from "Filter Name" type "myLot" (without the quotation marks). 6. Across from "From" type "myLot" (without the quotation marks) 7. Click "Save" Your screen should refresh and a message saying, "Your filter was set up successfully!" will show for two seconds on your screen. Close your Yahoo email. You're done! C. To set up a filter to send your email from myLot into its own folder when using Gmail, follow these instructions. 1. Open your Gmail account. 2. Click on the "Settings" button in the upper right hand side of your page. 3. Click "Settings" in the drop-down list provided. 4. Click "Filters and Blocked Addresses". 5. Click "Create a new Filter". 6. Type "myLot" into the "Filter From" box (without the quotation marks). 7. In the bottom right corner, click "Create Filter with this search". 8. Check mark "Skip the inbox (Archive it)". 9. Check mark "Apply the label:" 10. In the box, click "Choose label". 11. Click "Create Label" 12. Type "myLot" (without the quotation marks) into the box provided. 13. Click "Create". 14. Click "Create Filter". Your page should refresh and show: The following filters are applied to all incoming mail: Matches: myLot Close your Gmail account. You're done! I do want to thank @jaboUK for testing the Gmail filter for me. Shoot! I just woke up to see everyone hopping in this discussion and I have to leave for my work day! I will be back as soon as I can! I do hope everyone has a wonderful day!
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46 responses
@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
I am pleased to have been your guinea pig, even though I didn't realise it at the time! I have to say that if a non-tech person like me can follow this successfully (as I did), then anyone can. Yaay. It's sooo helpful. I would perhaps suggest putting your headings in bold so that they stand out more easily. Also you have two number 7s on the gmail list
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
23 Dec 15
Thank you, Janet! I am glad it helped you! Also, I appreciate the suggestion and the correction. I will make those changes! Thank you, again!
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil I'm pleased that you've changed the headings - it makes it much easier to see where the divisions are now.
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@owlwings (38896)
• Cambridge, England
23 Dec 15
A very clear and helpful tutorial! I would like to add the link to my pages about MyLot so that everyone may have access to it whenever they want.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
@owlwings Robb (DaddyEvil) offered to show me how to do this, and I followed his instructions easily. I really am a technophobe, but I had no problem at all.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
23 Dec 15
You are certainly welcome to do that, Owl, of course. Thank you for liking how I set these tutorials up! I am pleased they meet with your approval!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
23 Dec 15
@jaboUK I would never have told anyone that I ask you to try that tutorial for that reason, Dearheart! Thank you for trying it and letting me know I got it right!
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@PhredWreck (6051)
23 Dec 15
email? What's that?
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• Tampa, Florida
24 Dec 15
email - /'emal/ (noun) messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network Source: Oxford Dictionaries
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
I was trying to come up with something clever to say to your sally, but it looks like a newbie beat me to it (and with a better answer for you than I was trying to come up with, at that)!
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@rebelann (38989)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec 15
Awesome, sure am glad you clued us in on how to do this, Thanks so much.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Thank you, Ann! And you are most definitely welcome! I would also like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, @rebelann !
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@rebelann (38989)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Dec 15
To you as well @DaddyEvil thank you so much
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
23 Dec 15
I have my notifications set up to go to a seperate inbox in my Yahoo mail since forever and it works perfectly. It works so well that when myLot started paying again and more notifications were arriving, I didn't realise as I was not checking there for a long long time. Had I seen them then it might have caused me to return sooner too.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
23 Dec 15
Hmmm... I am sorry, MysD... I know of nothing that can help when you don't look in the folder after it is set up... Uhm... Nope! Not gonna take that shot, ma'am!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
23 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil MyLot knew what to do. They started paying again!
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@MALUSE (38088)
• Germany
23 Dec 15
This is certainly helpful. But I prefer not to get all notifications. I read what I can but I don't want to become a slave of the notifications.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Thank you, M.-L.! Slave, ma'am? If myLotting is that much work to you, hon, then you might want to re-think your online approach to making money! Yeah, I agree, it is much easier to leave the notifications shut down than it is to create an extra Inbox for the myLot notifications to land, but setting up the new Inbox is still easier than creating a whole new email account from scratch! I hope you and your family have a very beautiful Christmas, @maluse !
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• United States
23 Dec 15
That was WAY too long to read. *bats eyelashes at DE* Can't you just do it for me?
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
@purplealabaster Just skip to the part that applies to you - i.e. gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc. It's really worth doing.
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• United States
23 Dec 15
@jaboUK *kicks Jabo under the table and whispers* I know HOW to do it, but I just don't want to do it, so I am trying to get him to do it for me instead.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 15
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@PainsOnSlate (20084)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
You are a big help to all, That's not something Evil... I love this idea and when I'm away on vacation I will do that. Actually I hardly ever use my email so it can be filled up with myLot notices.
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@Auntylou (4323)
• Oxford, England
24 Dec 15
I was thinking that if I were to be away a couple of weeks it might be worth doing
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
@painsonslate Thank you, pains! I appreciate that! LOL! I can't imagine someone not using their email accounts, ma'am! I am always sending emails or texts to friends and vice versa, plus I have several sites that will notify me when particular things happen on their sites. Have a very Merry Christmas, pains! I hope Santa thinks you were good this last year! Uhm... or that he just wasn't paying enough attention! Either one will work!
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• Canada
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil He hasn't been paying attention, I'm good! I have a mac. Needed a new machine and the kids got me one with a huge discount (long story) and I have an iPad too. 99% of those who used to email now text so the email is almost obsolete. I do get an email every once in a while but nothing like before... I try to check it every day and delete mylot notices since I use my notifications all the time. But we are going to leave the house sometime this winter and the email on my iPad will keep me connected to mylot. And I know to look when paypal send me money... Merry Christmas!!!
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@poehere (17715)
• French Polynesia
23 Dec 15
A lot simpler solution is to turn off email notifications and then you save yourself a lot of time and bother to do this one.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
23 Dec 15
As notifications on site only go back so far, if for some reason (sickness etc.) you are not online it is great to have them in your email.
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@poehere (17715)
• French Polynesia
23 Dec 15
@mysdianait Yah this is fine but if I miss a few I miss them. I don't like to have my inbox filled with this kind of stuff at all. So I shut them off and move on.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
23 Dec 15
@poehere I can understand perfectly your reasoning but for those of us who like to keep up with our friends here, the notifications are a great help
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@ChinaLeon (247)
• Tianjin, China
23 Dec 15
Very useful suggestion ! It solve my problem well!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
I am quite happy this guide solved your problem, Leon! Thank you! Were you needing anything else? We all should get braced for whatever revelations are still in the works for us, don't you agree? I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, @ChinaLeon !
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• Tianjin, China
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil Thank you very much! I think your article reflect a kind of internet spirit ---- sharing . You have written an suggestion with so many details that will help many people solve the confusing problems. I think myLot needs more people like you!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
@ChinaLeon Well, thank you! It is most kind of you to say that! I do appreciate it!
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
23 Dec 15
Bravo, a really useful, and simple, guide to helping those who realize benefit from myLot's e-mail notifications, well done!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Thank you, pgn! I appreciate that, sir! Personally, I am not one of the people who allows email notifications. I just do my best to keep up with everything! But I have been thinking that maybe I need to re-think my strategy about letting the site send me email notifications, though... I seem to be having some difficulty with a few things lately.... Like that other person's body I am usually wearing every time I wake up in the morning and after I take my nap at my lunch time. I kinda wish whoever that body belongs to would quit trading our bodies until I have been up for a couple of hours. I've been finding my whole body moves slower, as does my brain. I seem to forget things easily during the first couple of hours after I wake up, too! (I have not been enjoying those times, either!) Merry Christmas to you and yours, pgn!
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil Age catches up with us all, eventually. Hope you have a joyous and peaceful Christmas Day.
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Mar 17
DE profile
@DaddyEvil Oldest post Dec-2015, yet your profile has you joining a year ago. Time really is an illusion on myLot...
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@pgiblett (6603)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
Personally all notifications from social sites are switched off (either at the site itself) or are sent to spam on the email account if I am unable to switch them off. I have so many social interaction these notifications would drown my email if I didn't switch them off.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
And that is fine by me, sir. And that is the reason for this discussion in the first place... You wouldn't have to have the notifications going to your Inbox on any email you used. You could have them feeding into their own Inbox folders. Merry Christmas, @pgiblett ! My pc just informed me that I have never spoken to you before... Hello! It is nice meeting you!
@pgiblett (6603)
• Canada
1 Jan 16
@DaddyEvil It is always good to meet new people.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Jan 16
@pgiblett For the most part, I can agree with that statement. I have run into a few I am just as happy they don't speak to me on this site, though. One of them I did have to block before he gave up badgering me for something I didn't do... His problem, not mine.
@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
Too much work for this lazy person. I just read 'em when I get 'em and move on. If I miss some, I'll find them eventually.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Well, you know @purplealabaster suggested I do the work of setting her email account up for her, pony! (It bothers me to mess with someone else's pc, as I consider their pc one of their most private places!) While I am willing to get into whatever private place PA has, anytime she wants me to, I am not willing to do the same for you, sir! Merry Christmas to you and your family, @TheHorse !
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@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil It is kind of like being someones urologist, isn't it?
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
26 Dec 15
@TheHorse OMG! Did you really have to go there... and drag me along, pony? Yeah, come to think about it... You are right!
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@GreatMartin (4305)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
23 Dec 15
Mmmm--this might sound silly--why just not cut back posting discussions until the holiday is over which will equal less notifications? Also why not just make a file folder on Yahoo and just move the notifications to that file until ready for it? Have a great day yourself!!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Because you missed the point of this tutorial, Martin. None of us are worried about getting too many notifications because too many people were answering us on myLot. People are complaining because using the email notifications meant that your Inbox very rarely came up empty and some people want it empty sometimes! The more notifications you receive whether in your email Inbox or in the Inbox you set up for myLot, then the more money you are potentially earning on this site! And again, you missed the point of this discussion, sir. The people do not want the notifications to show up AT ALL in their email Inbox. There are too many notifications for your second suggestion to be readily feasible, either. It would take too much time to sort through all that mail and tediously move those emails to their own folder when you could set up a rule that puts them there automatically for you! I hope that explains everything to you, sir! Merry Christmas, @GreatMartin ! My pc just informed me that I have never spoken with you before... Hello! It is very nice meeting you!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
27 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil As I am not here primarily to earn money I have set my notifications to simply notify me who commented on my discussions so I could get back to THEM!! I limit myself to how much time I spend per day on the Internet because I prefer interacting with LIVE, IN PERSON people! I didn't miss the point of your tutorial--I was just telling you how I would do it.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
28 Dec 15
@GreatMartin Hmmm... I am not here primarily for the money, either, sir. I am here because I was looking for a new home as two of the sites I used were in the process of shutting down. I went looking for a site to call home almost two years ago. (Yes, I was premature on believing both sites were closing down, but it is a good thing I did start looking then because it took me that long to find this site!) I found myLot right after it started paying again, so I joined and started trying to understand the site and what I was supposed to do here so I could invite my friends and help them with the site, too. It turned out many of them already knew this site, but hadn't been here since it had last been a paying site. You have JUST left notifications turned on for anyone talking on YOUR discussions? Have I made it to any of your discussions yet? I don't use myLot like most others here do, so I am never sure if I have been on someone's discussions or not. If I haven't, please tell me that and I will make a point of checking to see what you write about. Thank you!
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 15
That is very helpful of you!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Thank you, @garymarsh6 ! I do hope you take advantage of the tutorials if you need/want them. BTW, my pc informs me that I have never spoken with you before. Hello, nice to meet you!
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@garymarsh6 (13198)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil No it is the first time I have come across you too. Nice to meet you. Happy Christmas.
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Dec 15
Thank you for this tutorial on how to set up a separate Inbox on our email, for emails from myLot, DE :-)! And thank you @jaboUK for testing it out and the suggestion. I hope you had a wonderful day too, @DaddyEvil . :-)
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
You are most welcome, Cat! You know I always have wonderful days! LOL! Merry Christmas to you and yours, @bluesa !
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil , :-), thank you, Merry Christmas to you and yours too!
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Dec 15
This is a great idea! Thanks to @jabo for the suggestion to check it out and to @Daddyevil for writing it.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
You are quite welcome to my part in this, James! I am glad @jaboUK found the time in her busy schedule to direct you over to this thread, especially if this is something you were looking for anyway! I do hope it lives up to your expectations! Merry Christmas, @JamesHxtatic ! And my pc informs me I have never spoken to you before, sir! So, hello and it is a pleasure to meet you!
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• United States
26 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil James is a very nice man, with lots of interesting posts. You will enjoy chatting with him now that you discovered him.
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@paigea (21756)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
That is a good idea. I have done this for other things in Hotmail.
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
I am glad you approved my tutorial, @paigea ! So, have you set up a rule to shift your notifications into a new Inbox on your Hotmail account? Merry Christmas to you and your family, paigea!
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@paigea (21756)
• Canada
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil not so far. But I will do it if I am going to be too busy to check in here some weeks. And without reading this I just wouldn't have thought of doing so.
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• Tampa, Florida
24 Dec 15
I never knew that there were so many numbers in the alphabet! Hell'a helpful instructions! Just what I needed. Well one of many things!
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
Hello, @BuddyHolly , and welcome to myLot! My pc says I have not met you before, so I am quite pleased to meet you, sir! I do hope you will enjoy your time playing with us here and making a few spare coins here and there, as well! I am happy my post contains one of the things you needed! If you could tell me what else you need, I can see if I can assist you with that, too. Have a Merry Christmas, sir, you and your family!
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
24 Dec 15
I think this is a great idea and I will try to do this as soon as I get my good computer back! :)
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@DaddyEvil (23552)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 Dec 15
I do hope you get your pc back very soon and that one of these tutorials does help you manage on myLot, @sgbrown ! My pc informs me that I have never spoken with you before... I do hope you are enjoying myLot! Hello!
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@sgbrown (1646)
• United States
25 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil Thank you! Apparently it will be one day next week before I get my good laptop back. I am sure your tutorials will help, I look forward to seeing them! I have been enjoying myLot greatly and look forward to being here for a long time!
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