Thursday, January 7, 2010

Did You Know How Mac Users Can Use Paypal Plug In to Generate Secure Card?

Did you know how Mac Users can use Paypal PlugIn to generate secure card?

After getting my new Mac I wanted to install the Paypal PlugIn so I can use my Paypal account to pay anywhere online. So I just went in and started downloading the function. When I couldn't find it, I started looking around at info a little more and found that Mac users cannot install the plugin right to the toolbar. I found a couple places that stated Mac users can still use Paypal to generate a secure card and copy and paste the info into the payment field. It's not so hard to do. Here is what I did:

Log in to your Paypal account. This should take you to "your account" page. On the right look for the Paypal Plugin link. Click on it. This should take you to the Plugin page. Look on the left for the "secure cards" link. Click the link. This will take you to a page that will allow you to generate a secure card. Click the "generate a new card" button. This brings up a window allowing you to choose a single use or multiple use card. Make your choice and your new card will be generated. Then you can copy and paste the proper info to put into the payment fields at the site from which you are purchasing.

A few more steps, but at least I know I can still use my Paypal account to pay for online purchases!


Montucky said...

Interesting. You are getting a good start on learning the Mac!

silken said...

ha! I hope so. i am going to a workshop tomorrow. but like my daughter says the best way to learn is just to do it!