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Old July 29th 03, 09:11 PM
HH
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Only AOL. They do have a "call alert" wich tells you someone is calling.
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"William Kossack" wrote in message
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I setup my mother on aol 8 last week.

She wanted to learn how to use a computer and do email so after
purchasing a compaq presario x4000nx computer I set her up on aol 8.

The only concern is that she might forget to logoff and walk away from
her computer. She has only one phone line and this would cause her to
not get any phone calls.

I thought aol had some way of dropping the dialup connection after a
certain number of minutes of inactivity but I could
not find how to do this on AOL 8 or XP.

I also could not break into bios to see if there was a way to configure
the bios to help her.

Can anyone help?



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Old July 30th 03, 12:27 AM
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Aol has an idle timer that will kill you after a half hour or so. To
find out how to set it up for a shorter time call their 800 number,
they will be happy to help.
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Old July 31st 03, 04:54 PM
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the first thing I did was contact aol and they say they have taken it out
in
the current versions

the yeti wrote:

Aol has an idle timer that will kill you after a half hour or so. To
find out how to set it up for a shorter time call their 800 number,
they will be happy to help.


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Old August 1st 03, 04:45 AM
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William Kossack wrote in message ...
the first thing I did was contact aol and they say they have taken it out
in
the current versions

the yeti wrote:

Aol has an idle timer that will kill you after a half hour or so. To
find out how to set it up for a shorter time call their 800 number,
they will be happy to help.


You can downgrade to version 6 or 7 and have it still work, if you
need a CD I am sure I have a few coasters laying around I can spare.

Hibernation will break the modems connection, but I don't know if AOL
is continusaly sending junk.

Contary to my email addreess, I havn't used aol in a long time.
 




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