Using Pal

  • Download the software and expand it as necessary
  • Install the software
  • Be sure you have an open connection to the internet
  • Start the application
  • In the file menu, select "new user" This will launch your browser and take you to the registration page.
  • Fill out the forms. Don't whine about it. Use the email address for the place that you connect through, otherwise it won't work.
  • You may have to select "sign in" from the file menu and sign in, depending on if the server has been contacted by your software yet.
  • In the application window, click on "friends" , then the "add" button, and add your own name and email address in the dialog that comes up. This will tell you if you've done everything right. Once you've done that, you should see your name get highlighted and a tone will sound.
  • When the confirmation message comes in your email, reply to it the way it asks you to. If you don't, you will be removed from the database in a day or two.
  • Put in the names and addresses of others that you know are using the pal software. When one of their names is highlighted, click on one and then the "message" button and you'll be able to send them a message directly.
  • You can do other things in the menus, look at them and see. It will all be self explanatory.
  • From the file menu, select "export list" and save it where you can find it. If the application forgets your list, you can import it again. this way you won't have to reenter everyone's names and addresses.
  • In the future, start the application after you have connected to the internet and it should automatically contact the server to see who is logged on.

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