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Cloudeight and Vista

Posted By On April 20, 2007 @ 2:36 PM In E-Mail Help | No Comments

Q:
In the past, you’ve written tips on Cloudeight Stationery and I really like to use it. I’ve recently upgraded to Windows Vista though and I’m not sure if Cloudeight will work with it. Do you know anything about this? If so, please inform me!

A:
We here at WorldStart get e-mails and phone calls all day long from people wondering if certain programs, etc. work with the new operating system of Windows Vista. And to tell you the truth, we are still trying to figure all of that out ourselves, but there are some things we have tested that do in fact work with Vista. On the other hand though, sometimes I feel like I have to give the run around when people ask me, because there’s just so much to test and it’s impossible to get it all done overnight. But, along with that, nothing pleases me more than to be able to give you all a straight answer and well, that’s exactly what I’m going to do today!

I’m very happy to tell you that Cloudeight Stationery is 100 percent compatible with Vista! Yes, you heard me right. In fact, I just received the news yesterday and once I saw today’s question in my e-mail, I couldn’t wait to share the good news! Now, if you’re not sure what Cloudeight Stationery is, please read here (and please excuse the Halloween theme!) Once you’re finished reading that article, you’ll know all the basics of Cloudeight and then you can continue on with this tip!

So, if you’re now using Windows Vista and its e-mail program of Windows Mail, you can start using Cloudeight Stationery right away. Cloudeight is the first e-mail Web site to be fully compatible with Vista and Windows Mail, so not only are you getting what you want, you’re getting it first hand! To use their stationery, you just have to follow three simple steps, which are defined below. Listen up!

1.) Open Windows Mail and go to Tools, Options and choose the Security tab. From there, checkmark the two options that say “Internet zone (Less secure, but more functional)” and “Warn me when other applications try to send mail as me.” Also, you need to uncheck the box that says “Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail.” You’ll also want to keep the “Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus” option checkmarked for safe keeping. Click OK when you’re all finished.

2.) Next, go back to the Options window and click on the Read tab. Uncheck the box that says “Read all messages in plain text.” Click OK when you’re done. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to see any of the images that come along with the Cloudeight Stationery. This may be a simple step, but it’s one of the most important.

3.) Finally, go back to the Options window again and choose the Send tab this time. Here you need to make sure you choose the HTML option under the Mail Sending Format section. Click OK again.

You are now ready to use Cloudeight’s stationery! As you may have noticed, all of the steps above were the same for Outlook Express in Windows XP, so if you’ve used Cloudeight before, you probably whizzed right through it.

Either way, you’re now able to start composing new e-mail messages with the stationery of your choice. To do this, just go to Message, choose New Message Using and then select Stationery. From there, click on the Cloudeight folder to choose the stationery you want to use. Now, in order for all of this to work right, you must make sure that you have your new Windows Mail set up correctly. If you’re not completely sure on that, read here to verify everything.

So far, Cloudeight has approximately 2,000 stationery files that have been redone for Vista. You will be able to see all of them once you start your new message and click on Cloudeight. Each collection you see has between eight and 14 designs in them and each one has its own preview, just like before. They will be adding more designs every day as well, so make sure you check back often to see the new updates. If you want to take an advanced look at the list of designs that are available, you can do so at this Web site. It also gives you a little more information about the whole Vista thing!

One more thing: If you want to stay on top of the Cloudeight Vista progress, you can subscribe to their newsletter. Each issue will come straight to your e-mail Inbox and you’ll be able to keep up to date on all their stationery news. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?! Click here to subscribe yourself today. Until the next Cloudeight update, have yourself some stationery fun!

~ Erin


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