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It syncs your folder to the cloud, basically. As far as security, I mean, I don't think it encrypts what it syncs so if the cloud gets compromised I imagine your files do too, but that's with any cloud so I guess maybe that's not very helpful of me.
Setting up OneDrive on your computer is a straightforward process. Here's how:
1. Open Start.
2. Search OneDrive and click the top result to open the app.
3. Confirm your Microsoft account address.
4. Click the Sign in button.
5. Confirm your account password.
6. Click the Sign-in button.
7. (Optional) Click the Change location option if you want to specify a different path for the folder. 8. (Usually, the default location is preferred.)
9. Click the Next button.
10. (Optional) Clear the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures options.
11. Click the Skip button (or Continue button).
12. Click the Not now button.
13. Click the Next button.
14. Continue with the on-screen directions for a quick tour or click the Close (X) button.
After you complete the steps, you can start uploading files to OneDrive.
There is an automated system which monitors every post before it appears, and if it decides it may be spam (or you have a black mark against you already) your message will be passed to a moderation queue for a human to review. If the human decides to let it through, the system learns from that and treats similar messages and users less "spammishly". If it's blocked, the the system learns from that as well and will apply "black marks" to the user as appropriate.
The system works well - we had floods of spam from time to time and they have been either mitigated or eliminated by this. I know it's a PITA - I've had to moderate my own messages in the past because the system got a bit over-zealous - but it's a necessary evil in a world where a site with nearly 15,000,000 active members is a spam target.
Try to live with it, it generally doesn't last long and we do try to release messages as fast as we can - but we are all volunteers so we do have other things to do from time to time!
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Can I just add to this that codeproject is usually right on top of clearing their moderated items so if something gets flagged my experience is it doesn't take horribly long for it to get checked, nor does it disappear forever once flagged like it does on a lot of sites. Someone will get to it eventually. I like that about this place.
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