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Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations

You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.

 
 

Emailer 1.1v2 Updater

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Emailer 1.1v2 Updater -- Users of Claris Emailer can now update to version 1.1v2. Claris has made two updaters available; one that updates any release of Emailer to 1.1v2 (about 2 MB), or a smaller version that updates version 1.1v1 to 1.1v2 (about 350K). Improvements include support for Claris's new OfficeMail, the capability to drag & drop text files into messages, improved address handling, and the capability to send folders as enclosures. [GD]

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