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Newsletter: Autumn 2000
Web Based e-mail/
Attending your AGMs or meetings/
New PGP training course/
Trial our amazing web publishing software/
New 0845 Number/
Quarterly Billing Ending/
Old computers for project work/
Technician in Scotland/
Advertise your job vacancies with us/
is happy to announce a new service for every day of the week.....
Our redesigned website
Our ever popular website has been revamped in an effort to make it both
more attractive and easier to navigate. This should mean that you are
able to find the information you need quickly and easily. All of the
sections are easily reached from the main page and we have included
some new sections, including our 'Actions and Campaigns' page. This
will focus on our own campaigning work, as well as highlighting the
campaigns of our extended user community.
If you would like to tell us about the work you're doing, please write
to: email@example.com. A revamped
'Issues and Themes' section gives you a comprehensive list of websites
and organisations indexed by category. We have also included a handy
index of all of the websites we host at the bottom of the front page.
We hope that you like it. Your feedback is important to us; please e-mail
your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global roaming gives you local internet dial up numbers in over 100
countries. You can use it to send and receive your Greennet e-mail or
surf the web almost anywhere you go by using some very simple dialling
software and Outlook Express as an e-mail program. Ideal for people
who travel and need to use their own computer. This facility is available
for PC and Mac users who have an e-mail account with GreenNet. It costs
17.63 (including VAT) per year plus call charges. For more information
including manuals, call costs by country and an online application form
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Do you have a website with us and need to take credit card details online?
Do you need to use your website for selling? We can offer you a well-priced
secure solution. Secure ledger allows you to take credit card details
and information online using secure ssl technology costing 105.58 annually.
We also have a Snap-Sell Shopping Cart system, which creates a whole
catalogue of products which you can customise for your site allowing
users to browse through and make secure on-line orders costing 175.08.
E-mail Liz at email@example.com
for more info.
Now you can check your mail via the web, hotmail style, by logging on
to: http://www.gn.apc.org and following
the yellow link to Web E-mail. To log in, your username will normally
be the first part of your e-mail address preceding the @ sign. If your
e-mail address was firstname.lastname@example.org your username will be green. The
password is your normal e-mail password. This facility allows you to
read and send your GreenNet e-mail from any computer with an Internet
connection in the UK or worldwide.
Attending your AGMs or meetings
If you have an AGM, meeting or other public event coming up, GreenNet
would like to hear from you. GreenNet representatives are available
to give talks, presentations and workshops on anything from using the
Internet for online campaigning to the history of GreenNet. Call Joanne
on 0845 055 4011.
New training course
Our new course covers using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), the very popular
encryption software. You will learn to obtain and install PGP, send
and receive encrypted e-mail, digitally sign documents, save encrypted
files on your hard disk and exchange encrypted attachments. We will
also cover anonymous web browsing and some information about general
Internet security. The course is on Tuesday 21-11-00 at 5pm and we will
run an afternoon course and cost 47 including VAT bookings contact:
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Trial our amazing web publishing software
We are looking for a some organisations to trial some revolutionary
web publishing software. Newslisting is designed to allow you to display
news items on your website and update them using a form in a web browser.
The information can be embedded in a frame on a web page or you can
have all of your news items on a separate customised page. We have set
up an example page at http://www.gn.apc.org/toolkit/
which shows what newslisting looks like and how your organisation could
use it. We have a very limited number of trial packages available on
a first come first served basis to users who contact email@example.com
with the subject line: Toolkit. News listing will be generally available
to users in the New Year. Look out for more information and prices.
morning: Call us on our new phone number
We have a new phone number for voice calls to our office and support
line: 0845 055 4011. Calls to this number are charged at local rate
wherever you are calling from in the UK. So, if you need to ask us about
any of the exciting services we have announced, call us now.
From the 1st February 2001 we are raising the cost of our organisational
membership from 200.00 + vat to 250.00 + vat. Please do not be alarmed
by this! It still represents amazing value for money. The cost covers:
domain name registration of any type of domain. 3 e-mail accounts, 20MBs
web space and virtual e-mail forwarding and free technical support.
We have carefully considered this new price by comparing costs with
a wide range of other ISP's and we know that it is still extremely competitive.
As of the 1st February we have decided to only invoice monthly or annually,
in order to streamline our billing service. If you wish to set up standing
orders or pay by auto Credit Card to overcome the hurdle of moving from
quarterly to monthly billing let me know.
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People are starting to pay more promptly. THANK YOU. When invoices are
overdue, I will send 1 e-mail stating the amount owed and that the account
will be suspended in 7 days. I must be notified within this period otherwise
it becomes too time consuming to send more than one reminder. If users
are going abroad then please let me know in advance or consider setting
up a standing order. Thanks Hattie
Any comments on the above please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
GreenNet's Internet and e-mail courses are designed for both beginners
and intermediate users. We cover: how the Internet works, getting connected,
navigating the web, search engines, mailing lists, address books and
Internet and e-mail:
First Tuesday of every month.
Evening class start 6.30pm at GreenNet's offices.
23.50 GN Users. 35.25 Non GN Users.
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP):
Learn how to use PGP to send and receive encrypted e-mails using this
easy to use software. We will also cover anonymous web browsing.
November 20th 5pm
47 including Vat.
design courses are an excellent foundation in designing your own website.
Starting with the bare HTML you will learn how to design and build a
website and learn everything you need to know to put it all on line.
to Web Design weekend workshops:
November 27th & 28th (Monday and Tuesday)
December 9th & 10th
January 27th & 28th
GN Users. 352.50 non GN users.
info and bookings e-mail email@example.com
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We are receiving a lot of enquiries about whether GreenNet intends to
be a participating ISP in BT's surftime scheme. Here is an explanation
of the scheme and the reason why we cannot join.
Surftime gives you unlimited access to the Internet by paying a fixed
monthly fee to BT. You have to pay additional money to subscribe to
a participating ISP to connect to the Internet. The catch is that the
participating ISP then has to subsidise your calls by paying BT for
your access to their network.
GreenNet is a small ISP and the subscription we charge you covers our
running costs and doesn't leave room to subsidise calls on the scale
that surftime would require. Our mission statement binds us to use any
profit we make to fund worthwhile projects and not line BT's already
very rich pockets.
We continue to look out for schemes that will help you reduce your call
charges and we will keep you informed of any suitable recommendations.
computers for project work
GreenNet is on the lookout for old computer equipment. We are interested
in any PCs with a P166 processor with 16MB ram or above to use for IT
projects in the UK and worldwide. If you have any redundant machinery
of that specification that you can donate we would like to hear from
Good news for users in Scotland. We are happy to be able to recommend
Araucaria Computing to any of our users in Scotland. It is a company
run by Chris Booth, a computer technician and IT trainer who has been
associated with GreenNet and the NGO community in London for a long
time. Phone 0131 554 3467 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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your job vacancies with us
We have a new 'jobs and volunteering' section on our website that you
are encouraged to add your job and volunteer vacancies to. E-mail any
job ads to email@example.com.
campaign: the results
APC would like to thank everyone who helped in our efforts to get good
civil society candidates elected to the ICANN Board. Our work was not
in vain. From our point of view, the final election results were better
than we expected. Three out of the five candidates elected were pro-civil
society and/or pro-development candidates that APC recommended.
For a breakdown of the results in each region: http://www.apc.org/english/rights/governance/
Thanks to everyone who collaborated in our campaign. While the ICANN
at-large election process presented challenges, we think the fact that
three of the five elected candidates are good civil society representatives
shows that we were right to take advantage of the opportunity the elections
presented; to introduce a civil society perspective in Internet governance.
We now need to pressurize the ICANN Board to make sure that voting takes
place as soon as possible for the remaining four at-large seats that
the Board originally agreed should be elected ones. We will keep you
posted on developments and look forward to working together again to
get good candidates elected to these remaining seats.
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