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IT users email at WMX

Posted By: springle on 2009-04-23
In Reply to: Don't give up your friend just yet.... sm - m

Please ask our training person to get on the Instant Text email group at Webmedx. (Lori) We all help each other out! Productivity Talk is an awesome site too, but sometimes they don't have the tricks we need to use in the platform specifically.

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