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How to book for a CLE event

I have had some emails from people who are unsure how to book for the recent event announcement.

It is probably easier than you expect – all you need to do is click the underlined title of the event in “Upcoming events” in the sidebar of the members home page. Or click the upcoming events icon on the same page to find the calendar and list to do the same thing, or click on the events menu choice and CLE events.

You then see the booking form, fill in any necessary comment (eg menu choice) and number of people and click [Send your booking]. If there is a charge required upfront, you will then be given options to pay including PayPal and where to send the cheque.

Hope this helps.

Settings Dashboard

Sometimes certain key combinations or even at login, you may find yourself at an unfamiliar and perhaps confusing screen called “Dashboard”

Don’t worry, its just yous user account info, just click the CLE Members pages link at the top left to return to the Members Home page.

I am working to prevent that happening accidentally but in the meantime DON’T PANIC!


CLE Webmaster

Invalid Certificate

The CLE site is protected by something called an SSL Certificate (secure sockets layer for what its worth). This show by the little padlock at the left end of your internet browser’s address  will probably have been made aware when accessing another site (especially using Chrome as a browser) of being “about to enter an insecure site”. In reality this is only important for when entering credit details and the like because it is possible for someone within range to the wifi you are using (your own or a hotspot like in McDonald’s) to pick up or sniff the keystrokes you are using. Using SSL means that all keystrokes you make are encrypted and cannot be understood by such a sniffer.

Browsers and virus scanners check for these certificates and their validity, whether they are current, datewise, or if they are valid in other ways too. Some virus checkers are not too accurate in this. Recently for instance, barry, your chairman, had a message from his Kaspersky virus checker.


Now Kaspersky is a problem. Possibly related to the US government banning them from government use (they are Russian) and I might conjecture some tit for tat – our certificate is US generated. In this instance all Barry needed to do was click OK to the Kaspersky message then the Safari link “Continue to this website”. You should do the same. Perhaps click advanced and click “trust this website” or something like. Because the certificate is fully valid and tests well.  See below.


Login Problems

Why can’t I log in to Members’ Pages?

First time on the new site?

1) We have switched to a new system and you should have received the password that we have on record for you.
2) If this doesn’t work then click ‘reset your password’
3) If you still have problems follow the instructions below in “Not the first time?” to clear your browser history
4) After you log into the site, you can go to the profile edit page and update your password to something different.

Not the first time?

If you still can’t log in, your web browser may be remembering a failed entry. Try clearing your browser’s history or cache. Your browser’s cache stores snapshots of web pages you visit so they will load more quickly next time. It also keeps information that appears on multiple pages, so you don’t need to download the same thing several times. However, the cache can sometimes prevent you from seeing updated content, or cause problems when stored content conflicts with live content.

Your browser will have a facility for clearing the cache. Otherwise as “history”. Different versions, and makes can vary where this can be foun but the instructions below should guide you.

Internet Explorer: a cog top-right opens a menu, select Internet Options, the first tab “General” has a browsing history section with a clear settings button to press.

Edge: click the … top right, select settings, Browsing history, click button ‘choose what to clear’, then clear)

Firefox: press ctrl+shift+del, choose the time range (‘everything’ will work)

Chrome:pres ctrl+H and then Clear Browsing Data.

If you are still not sure how to do this, go direct to this link which gives instructions for most browser types: CLICK HERE.

If you are not sure what browser or browser version you are using, click HERE. This web page will instantly identify your browser and computer type.

If the above does not help or you want a new or more memorable password, contact me describing your problem. Your password should have at least eight characters include at least one capital letter, one number and one non-alphanumeric.


Not receiving CLE mails?

Your own mail box has its personalised spam detector.  If you are ever expecting an email that doesn't arrive or suspect you aren't receiving mails that you should be receiving... look in your spam box. Your email page will usually have a 'toolbar' on the left had side showing, for example gmail, an inbox (réception), starred, important, draft (brouillons), sent (envoyés) others too depending upon the mail provider. On gmail if you hover with the mouse over the list you see 'More' and a whole load of other categories including Spam (indésirables) and trash (corbeilles) - you can create others for your own 'filing' or dossiers.

The folder I want to talk about is Spam. Look in here to see if there is anything that you should have received. Put your mouse pointer on i, left click and hold and drag up to the Inbox and let go (drag and drop). Eventually, your mail system will learn what isn't spam. Likewise, if you drag from the inbox and drop onto the spam folder it will learn what IS spam. Sometimes, like Gmail, you can rightclick the email and choose Spam or Not Spam.

Even though the mail from the CLE website is sent through a reputable mail server some mail providers can classify it as spam. I will keep an eye out for mail that is getting blocked and notify users if possible, for now, I am seeing SFR and Free that need attention from you if you have an account with them.

Some mail providers have a whitelist of 'domains' (the bit after @ in your email address) that are allowed through specifically and you'd need to add "" to this list. Orange used to have a liste verte but no longer. Free I can get no info from but SFR call theirs a 'une liste d'expéditeurs confiable' or trusted senders. You should look on your mail site for something similar. Here is the instruction page from SFR's site


Gestion des Indesirables

there is a tab on your "Gestions des Indesirables" section where you can add to the list "des expediteurs de confiance and a button [Ajouter]

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