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A wall between Second Life and Gmail

A wall between Second Life and Gmail

Are you a gmail user? Have you seen your messages from Second Life decline over the last few days?

There’s a reason for this – and you need to do something about it – NOW!

It seems that a few weeks ago, Linden Labs was put on the SPAM list for gmail. Because of this, many of your offlines from Second Life may have been going to your spam folder (a peek into the dark recesses of your spam folder will confirm this – and I’ve included instructions below for how to check spam on the web).

If you still wish to see all your offlines – and I know many businesses depend on this for customer service – you may need to set a filter.

How to set a filter

  • Pull up your gmail and go to the little settings *wheel* in the upper right corner.
  • Select SETTINGS from the dropdown list.
  • On the page that opens, click on the FILTERS tab
  • Click on CREATE NEW FILTER. It will bring up a new window.
  • In the FROM box type “@im.agni.lindenlab.com
    (without the quotation marks of course!)
  • Click CREATE FILTER WITH THIS SEARCH
  • Make sure to check the box marked NEVER SEND IT TO SPAM
  • Check the small box at the bottom that says: “Also apply filter to matching conversations.”
  • Finally, click the blue box that says CREATE FILTER

Your filter is now set!

That’s the important one – you can also add a filter for no-reply@lindenlab.com too.

How to see the contents of your Spam folder on the web

If you want make sure all your offlines have been seen you can double check.

  • Slowly lower your mouse down from the INBOX until the MORE option shows.
  • Select MORE
  • Select SPAM
  • You can now see everything in your spam file.

If there is nothing there you care to keep, do not worry about it! gmail deletes all spam after 30 days!

Many thanks to Melody Regent of Regent Estates for this information! Please spread the word as widely as you can!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Cover

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Cover

The new issue of Prim Perfect is here – and packed with season goodies for you to enjoy!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… unless, of course, you’re holding a braai in South Africa or a barbie on the beach in Australia. Or glumly contemplating the rain in England…

But don’t worry! Because just a few clicks away in Second Life, you can enter the winter wonderland of your dreams, with snow piled thick and deep and blazing fires in welcoming homes – a time to sparkle at parties, making sure you’re as bright and dazzling as any Christmas tree ornament.

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Inara Pey explores Calas Galadhon

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Inara Pey explores Calas Galadhon

And so, for Christmas, our writers and photographers have set out across the grid to explore some of the most beautiful winter regions they could find – with Inara Pey exploring the Calas Galadhon Park Estate and Honour McMillan finding eleven special places for Christmas, while PJ Trenton (no fan of real life winter!) has produced the most gorgeous photo essay on the snowy sims of Second Life.

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: PJ Trenton's Wintry Photo Essay

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: PJ Trenton’s Wintry Photo Essay

We also have something very special for you: a clutch of Christmas stories by Prim Perfect writers Qwis Greenwood, Ceejay Writer, Honour McMillan, Eva Bellambi, Ethan Westland, and Jedburgh Dagger!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Honour McMillan finds 11 Places for Snow

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Honour McMillan finds 11 Places for Snow

There’s information on stores with a strong seasonal element from Qwis Greenwood, and advice on having a safe Christmas from Heavenly Villa. Honour McMillan has a feature on our wonderful Designer of the Month, Jenne Dibou, and an account of how she decorated Jenne’s latest beautiful home – the Watermill House.

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Woldstar Beaumont looks at the Christmas Expo

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Wildstar Beaumont looks at the Christmas Expo

If you’re looking to do something more than simply explore over Christmas, Rosamoo Mendelsohn has a roundup of all the available hunts.

We have an account of the Relay for Life event in Inworldz, as well as of a very special Christmas charity – Eliza Wierwight’s campaign to sponsor elephants and support the Save the Elephant Foundation.

There’s exciting news from our TV shows Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.

Our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

So what can we say but… we wish you the compliments of the season – and the happiest of New Years!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: Our writers have a wealth of seasonal stories to share!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Our writers have a wealth of seasonal stories to share!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 50 here – and please do leave a comment!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013:  Winona Wiefel explains how to build a fireplace!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: Winona Wiefel explains how to build a fireplace!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our head offices at Pointe LaRue Isle.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 - December 2013: PJ Trenton's Wintry Photo Essay

Prim Perfect Issue No.50 – December 2013: PJ Trenton’s Wintry Photo Essay

Season Two of The Blackened Mirror continues today, Sunday 15th December, at 2pm PST/SLT, 10pm GMT and 5pm EST.

Biggins and Alais face danger

Biggins and Alais face danger

Quinn and his companions have escaped from the asylum – only to run into the deadly “fishfolk”. They’ve had a fortuitous escape and now have time to catch up an old friend – but danger is never far behind.

Will a familiar refuge provide a safe haven – or just another shock?

Special guest star Peter Jurasik features as Jacob in this episode.

Can Jacob help Quinn and his companions?

Can Jacob help Quinn and his companions?

This animated series, created in a virtual world, brings together elements of film noir, steampunk, classic Lovecraftian horror – and more – in a standalone ten-minute show.

The first season took Quinn from his seedy office in 1930s America to a history that never was, and on to strange worlds as he awoke trouble from his past; trouble that hit him at home, trouble that forced him to face the evils of his youth. Miss Alleyn’s: a strange device known as a Resonator that turns any mirror into a door across dimensions, enabling the possessor to travel wherever they may wish to go, leaving no more than scorched glass to mark their passing.

A time to catch up with old friends?

A time to catch up with old friends?

In season two we discover more of Quinn’s dark past and the origins of his chilling doppelganger, learn what becomes of the friends he left behind in Seraph City and see the price that comes with secret knowledge, leaving one of our heroes with a terrible choice that must be made…

Find out what happens next in Season Two of The Blackened Mirror!

You can see the show on the web on the Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel. It will also be shown live on Metaverse Week in Review!

Will Quinn face his demons?

Will Quinn face his demons?

If you are in Second Life, you can join us to watch and discuss the show at The Crescent Theater in Seraph City, The Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams or at the Prim Perfect Head Offices on Pointe LaRue Isle.

And remember to make sure to keep watching until the very end …

Catching Up

Catching Up

Later today we have the release of the latest episode of The Blackened Mirror: Episode 3 – Catching Up.

But is this just an opportunity for Quinn to catch up with an old friend – or is his past finally catching up with Quinn? And what about the enemies who have pursued them for so long? Could they be catching up too?

Watch today’s episode and find out! But first – here’s a jigsaw to enjoy.

Click to Mix and Solve

Catching Up in Episode 3

Remember – Season 2 will be contuinuing this weekend on Sunday 15th December at 2pm PST (10pm GMT), but in the mean-time you can catch up with Episodes 1 and 2 (and all of Season 1) on the Blackened Mirror website, on our Facebook page – and also on the Blackened Mirror Treet channel too!

Today is the last full day of the Christmas Expo, and we have two terrific talks lined up in the beautiful Prim Perfect Pavilion, designed by Eliza Wierwight of Patron, on Christmas Expo Wonder,

First, at 2pm SLT, we have Masters of Mesh.  The designers currently slated to appear are: Cain Maven of Maven Homes & Quantum Luxury Homes, Loz Hyde of MESHWORX,  Maxwell Graf of Rustica by Agustkov of Seven Emporium and Roscko Cobalt.

Meet the Masters of Mesh

Meet the Masters of Mesh

Then at 5pm, for our final talk of the season, we will be talking to dome of the people behind the Expo who have created this fantastic event. They will be explaining some of the work that goes in to an event like this – and answering your questions too!

Meet the Creators of the Expo

Meet the Creators of the Expo

And then – don’t miss the Avies on Sunday 15th December at 3pm! Elrik and Saffia will be presenting the first half of the awards – and, of course, Prim Perfectr, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting have all been nominated too,

To find out how you can watch the event, read all about it here.

We have received the following news about the creator Osprey Therian, who died this week.  A memorial will be held to celebrate her life on Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 am SLT at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bodega/225/112/23.

Vivian’s decision is that her Second Life avatar should continue as a fictional character.  It is, I think, a similar thing to the way Greg Merryman is commemorated in the Babbage public house. the Merryman of Babbage.

I think of Auden’s poem on The Death of WB Yeats:
But for him it was his last afternoon as himself,
An afternoon of nurses and rumours;
The provinces of his body revolted,
The squares of his mind were empty,
Silence invaded the suburbs,
The current of his feeling failed; he became his admirers.

Now he is scattered among a hundred cities<
And wholly given over to unfamiliar affections,
To find his happiness in another kind of wood…

More details below, in the information we received from Justin Esparza.

Vivian Kendall, the creator behind the Second Life avatar “Osprey Therian,” passed away early Monday morning from her battle with multiple sclerosis and cancer.

Osprey’s physical life counterpart or “meat puppet” (to which she liked to refer), passed away in her sleep early on Monday morning, December 9th. She had lived with multiple sclerosis for about 25 years, had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and (according to a recent post she made at http://www.atomic-raygun.com/2013/11/having-difficult-time.html ) was juggling a third malady. She was fiercely independent and managed to live by herself, with the support of many caring and supportive friends, in her little home by a little lake in the middle of a big forest in Washington State.

Since her avatar’s creation on July 6, 2004, she created numerous items, held regular events, and was involved in various role play activities in Second Life including:

A prolific creative force in both the physical and virtual worlds, Vivian’s legacy will live on and continue to touch and enchant souls as they encounter her creations in this world and others.

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay

A memorial will be held to celebrate Vivian Kendall’s life on Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 am SLT at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bodega/225/112/23

The gathering will begin with a welcome introduction and brief summary of Vivian’s Real World life and Second Life history. Next, some time for others to publicly express remembrances and chat with each other. Then, at approx. 10:45 or so, a donning of Osprey’s Moth Wings and mass flight up to the Iris Infohub.

Vivian wanted her avatar, Osprey Therian, to continue on as a fictional character in stories and interactive experiences in virtual worlds, much like the role Magellan Linden plays for Second Life. Plans are in motion to fulfill her wishes. The last SL-related Tweet she sent illustrates her playful nature to the very end: https://twitter.com/Osprey/status/406425278278156288

Osprey’s Second Life profile has been updated to reflect Vivian’s passing and the avatar changes. A new Twitter account has been created for the now fictional Osprey Therian character: https://twitter.com/ospreytherian

The portal on Rodeo

The portal on Rodeo

To celebrate the transition of Osprey’s new role, she will be going through an unstable portal in Rodeo on Sunday, December 15, at 10:00am SLT to help find Salazar Jack. All longtime role play friends and cohorts are welcome to attend, assist with the sendoff, or follow her through at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rodeo/31/29/50

More details will be posted at http://kahruvel.com/

Avi Choice poster

Avi Choice poster

Today is the last day to vote for the Avi Choice Awards!  You still have time to vote in the four areas: Entertainment Categories; Fashion Categories; Home and Garden Categories; and Miscellaneous Categories.

Prim Perfect is thrilled to be nominated (for the third year running) for Favorite Magazine, Newspaper or Periodical, and Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting! have both been nominated in the Favorite SL TV Show. We find ourselves among many friends on the list – and it’s exciting for all of us to have been nominated.  Last year, we were thrilled to be chosen for Prim Perfect magazine – and it’s an honour to be chosen to be there again.

And you still have time to go and vote!

With some many people nominated and so many others eager to attend, it has been hugely difficult to fit everyone in to the Avi Awards venue, and some people have been unable to get tickets.

But, in fact, you can have a party of your own! Aview TV, who are providing the streaming for the event, have supplied us with moddable TV screens that you can take and set up in your own locations. You can watch the livestream feed – from 3pm on Sunday 15th December – and take part in the online chat!

A corner of the Avi Choice Award Theatre

A corner of the Avi Choice Award Theatre

The show will also be available on the web at http://aviewtv.com/live.

Why not host your own Avies Party?

Aview TV

Aview TV

You can set up the screen on your own land, mod it to a large size, and watch the show with all your friends (or cuustomers).  The advantage is that the location may not be quite so lagged – and you can also throw popcorn at the screen if your favourites don’t win!

NB throwing popcorn at the live Avi Choice event is not looked on with any favour …

You can collect your TVs from:
Prim Perfect Head Offices
Designing Worlds StudioThe Daily Prim in Seraph City
The Primgraph Press in Caledon
Prim Perfect Pavilion at the Second Life Christmas Expo

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