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about electricka's email center—important FAQs

Here is information that will help you understand, enroll in, and use Electricka's Email Center.

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opening a new accountEnrolling and activating your account

To sign up for subscriptions, you must open an account in Electricka’s Email Center. Opening a new account is a two-step process:

  1. Fill out an enrollment form

  2. Activate

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Step 1—Enroll

When you enter Electricka's Email Center you are prompted either to Open New Account or to Log In To My Account. Since you don't yet have an account at this point, click the Open New Account button. A Create Account form opens.

You enroll by answering the questions on the open Create Account form, as follows:

You must supply an email address and password; you must also confirm your password and select an email format. The other items are optional. After you enter the mandatory sign in information, you may select any optional items that express your personal preferences:

  • The name you provide may be your real name or it may be an alias.
  • The email address must be the address at which you want to receive Electricka's email.
  • Check the newsletters or other email to which you want to subscribe or don't select any at this time. You can come back later and make your selections or change them.


remember the email address and password you give electricka's email center!

It's important to remember the email address and password that you supply on the Create Account form. If you forget them, you will not be able to manage your account. Electricka suggests that you write these items down and put them in a safe place.

However, if you forget your password there is something you can do to recover you email address or password.

  • To recover from losing a password, see Fixing Problems below: click here.

  • See how to Manage Your Account below: click here.

Once you're finished filling out the form, click the Create My Account button. Your filled-out Create Account form will close and you will automatically exit Electricka's Email Center.

You can now log in and manage your account but you cannot receive email subscriptions until you Activate. (See Manage Your Account, below.)

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Step 2Activate

Activation is the way you set your new account in motion; it's analogous to the way you activate a new charge account after you receive it in the mail and before you can charge to it. Until you Activate your account, your email subscriptions will not reach you.

Here's how to Activate:

  1. After you finish filling out your Create Account form and you return to Electricka's Email Center, Electricka promptly sends you an Activation email at the email address you gave when you filled out the form.
  2. Electricka's email will ask you to confirm your email address and activate your subscriptions. You do so by clicking an address given in her email.
  3. Make sure you're online when you click.
  4. Electricka then displays a message on your screen confirming that you're now enrolled and active. The message invites you to manage your account and tells you to expect a welcome message soon.
  5. Electricka promptly sends you a Welcome email, thanking you for enrolling and inviting you to visit your account.


Activating your account is mandatory and vital!

Until your Activate your account, your subscriptions will not be sent to you. However, you will be able to manage your account.

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about SPAM Blockers and activating your account

SPAM blockers block email. If you use a SPAM blocker, Electricka won't be able to send you her activation email messages and you won't be able to activate your account, receive subscriptions, or manage your account unless and until you add the address of Electricka's Email Center to your SPAM Blocker's list of accepted or permitted email recipients.

Unless you unblock Electricka's Email Center email address, you cannot be signed up to receive Electricka's email and your registration will automatically be dropped from the list of Electricka's email recipients after 30 days from the date you enrolled.


add Electricka's email Center to your SPAM blocker—It's vital!

  • You can't use Electricka's email center until you Activate.

  • You can't Activate until you receive Electricka's Activation email.

  • You can't receive Electricka's Activation email if you've blocked it.

If you use a SPAM blocker, add the address of Electricka's Email Center to your list of trusted email senders. Place the following email address on your list:

  • EmailCenter@Electricka.com

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Manage your accountWhat you can do after you enroll

You manage your account by filling out new entries on the Manage Your Account page form or by changing entries previously made.

How to reach the Manage Your Account page after you enroll:

  • Enter Electricka's Email Center and log in. To log in, enter your email address and the password you gave when you filled out your Create Account form.
  • The Manage Your Account page is the page that opens after you log in.
  • You may also reach the Manage Your Account page by clicking at the bottom of any email page you receive from Electricka's Email Center.

Here are some of the things you can do:

  • Start or cancel a subscription to a specific mailing list.
  • See a list of the mailing lists you belong to.
  • See a list of other mailing lists you can join.
  • Find and read current and archived newsletters and other past emailings. (View Archives starting from the manage Your Account page.}
  • Change your account email address, name, password, and optional preferences.
  • Specify whether you want to receive email in text or HTML format.
  • Close your account.

You may change your mandatory or optional account information at any time without changing your account. Your account at Electricka’s Email Center remains active until you close it, even if you never sign up for subscriptions or change your account information.

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Subscribing And Unsubscribing

Subscribing to one of Electricka's emailings is like starting a magazine subscription. Signing up lets Electricka know that you want to receive all emails she publishes for that particular subscription starting from the time you subscribe.

  • After enrolling (creating your account), you are eligible to sign up for any or all of the subscriptions Electricka currently offers.
  • You start your new subscriptions by placing a check mark in the check box for each subscription you want to receive.

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About your subscriptions

  • All your subscriptions are sent to the email address listed in your account.

  • Each subscription has its own publication schedule; some emails are issued periodically and some are only issued as needed.

  • Don’t worry if it takes Electricka a little time to send your first or succeeding emails; she only sends new email when she has news. Some mailings are only sent once.

  • You can sign up for new subscriptions or unsubscribe at any time by returning to Electricka’s Email Center.

  • Once you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive any new emailings for that subscription, but you will continue to receive emailings for the other subscriptions you have signed up for.

  • Look for a collection of Electricka’s past emails in her Archived Newsletters section.


when and how To see subscriptions

  • Subscription email starts coming automatically once you Activate your account.

  • To see past emailings, visit the Archives.

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cookies and your browser

Think of a cookie as a temporary note placed on your computer. The Email Center automatically places a cookie on your computer when you enter. This cookie:

  • Makes login possible.
  • Does no harm to your computer and takes up almost no space.
  • Is removed from your computer as soon as it is not needed.

Your browser gives you the option to turn the cookies feature on or off. If OFF, cookies may not be placed on your computer until cookies are turned ON again.

Because login is essential, you must have cookies enabled on your browser before you can enter the Email Center.


turn cookies on

New browsers come with the cookies feature set to ON but you or someone else may have turned them OFF.

If the cookies feature on your browser is set to OFF, set it to ON before you try to enter the Email Center. Consult your browser's HELP for more information.

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how to log in

Enter Electricka's Email Center from the page called Electricka's Email Center, the page you left to reach this one:

  • Enter by clicking the link called Enter Electricka's Email Center. A new window will open showing the Login page.
  • You must identify yourself at the Login page before you can complete your entry to the Email Center:
    • The very first time you see the Login page, select the button on the Login page marked Open New Account. A page will open at which you can establish your new account,
    • Whenever you enter after you establish your account, you will see the Login page again. Type the email address and password for your account and select the button marked Login To My Account.
    • If you can't remember your password, click after the words, "Forgotten your password?" to get a new password.

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How to log out

You leave the Email Center (log out) by clicking the words Leave Email Center and Log Out found at the bottom of most Email Center pages.


play it safe

Log out as soon as you finish your visit to the Email Center. This will prevent unauthorized persons from modifying your account without your permission.

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how to close your account

You can close your account at any time by deleting it. Once you close your account, all records of your former membership are destroyed.

To close your account, click the Close My Account button at the bottom of the Manage Your Account page.

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Fixing Problems

Problems with Electricka's Email Center are rare. The most frequently encountered problems are those visitors experience when they forget their email address or password.

  • You cannot sign on without your email address and password.
  • You cannot recover from a failure to remember your password unless you remember your email address.
  • You cannot recover gracefully from a failure to remember your email address.


remember the email address you give electricka's email center when you enroll!

It's very important that you remember the email address and password that you supplied on the Create Account form when you enrolled. Electricka suggests that you write these items down and put them in a safe place. If you forget them, you will not be able to Manage your account (see above: click here).

Once your account is active, you can change your name, email address, or password when you manage your account. After you change any of these items, Electricka will no longer remember the old versions. If you change any of these items, remember to write them down again and throw away your record of those you replaced.

Here's what to do when you forget your log-in information:

Case 1How to recover if you forget your password:

  • When you sign in at the Welcome page for Electricka's Email Center, click where it says, Forgotten Your Password? under the Password field. A new page will open.
  • Enter your email address in the box where prompted and click the button marked Request New Password. Electricka will send you an email containing a new password.
  • Return to the Welcome page by clicking your browser's BACK button or by clicking the text Return and log in using the new password.


after you receive a new password

After you receive a new password, you can log in and change your new password.

Case 2How to recover if you forget your email address:

  • Wait for a new email message to arrive from Electricka's Email Center or find an old email message you received from Electricka's Email Center. Either one will bear the From address "EmailCenter@Electricka.com" and will show you the To email address that Electricka uses for your account.
  • If you can't wait or can't find an old email, start a new account. Enter Electricka's Email Center and perform the Open New Account procedure (see above). You'll then have two accounts—the old one and the new one.
  • If you receive two copies of the next email from Electricka, you'll know the address of each. Close the redundant account.


when you sign up for a new account

While you're signing up for a new account because you can't remember your email address, you may receive an message saying that the email address you entered is in use by someone else. That someone else could be you because no two people are allowed to have the same address.

Stop logging in to set up a new account and try logging in normally with the email address Electricka just rejected. It's probably yours!

  • For help with technical problems experienced when joining or using Electricka's Email Center, consult the page called About Technical Problems: click here.

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privacy and other Email center policies

Electricka only uses your name and email address to enroll you in her Email Center and to send you mailings about her web site.

Electricka never gives away or sells your personal information. You can enroll in Electricka’s Email Center and subscribe to any of Electricka’s mailing lists with complete confidence that your name, email address, and other account information will never be passed on to third parties or used for any purpose other than sending the mailings you requested. Electricka keeps no records of how you use the Email Center.

  • More about Electricka’s Privacy Policy: click here.

By registering to use Electricka's Email Center, I assert that I meet the criteria cited below and agree to abide by all of the forum's rules and policies. I agree to the following:

  • I agree to hold ETAF, DCI, and their agents exempt from claims or legal action resulting from my use of this email service now or in the future.
  • I acknowledge that Electricka does not intentionally disseminate objectionable information in its newsletters or in other mailings. I agree that I will not hold ETAF, DCI, or its agents responsible for any information I find in its email that I find objectionable.
  • ETAF, DCI, and their agents have the right to reveal whatever information they know about me in the event of a complaint or legal action that arises.
  • ETAF, DCI, and its agents are not responsible for the accidental distribution to third parties of personal information I provide.
  • ETAF and DCI reserve the right to cancel my email registration and to remove my enrollment information for any reason or for no reason whatsoever.

By enrolling to use Electricka's Email Center, you attest that you have been informed of the following:

I know that the Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires that Web Sites are to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13.  I know that if I am below the age of 13 I can NOT use this email service. I will not register if I am below the age of 13.

  • For more information on Electricka's policies, visit Electricka's page called Policies: click here.

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