The Secret is Out!

For more than a year a select group of AUSOM members have conducted a secret Facebook group called ‘Apple User’s Secret Society of Melbourne’ (AUSSOM) – a place where only AUSOM members can read or contribute.

The private group offers AUSOM’s Facebook users a secure environment for exploring anything Apple or AUSOM related and beyond. It is strictly AUSOM members only, fostering effective assistance within a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Find out how to join AUSSOM by writing to and help us build an AUSOM online support community on Facebook.

Strictly AUSOM members only!

Web-Based Forum is open!

1 January has arrived and the web-based forum is now open for all AUSOM members to try!

The web-based forum
  • The forum is open to all AUSOM members at no cost.
  • For AUSOM the forum has only required a tiny initial cost outlay. There are no ongoing costs.
  • The forum is integrated into WordPress and does not require stand-alone software. It works well in the browser on your desktop, and it adapts well to iPhone/mobile devices by automatically changing its theme.
  • The forum is private to AUSOM members
  • There is a Public forum which is open for guests to post. Maybe guests will ask questions of AUSOM members or post other interesting information.
  • There are some great features including subscribing to posts and forums, voting. private messaging and other features you have come to expect from a forum

New Usernames & Passwords

Most of you will have received an email with your username and password. If you did not, please email and we will look into why. There are still a handful of members who have not provided us with your email address (or do not have an email address). Unfortunately, it is necessary for you to provide us with your email address in order to access the website and the forum.

Your registered email address is the address this message was sent to.

The “public” user is no longer available as we have moved to individual user accounts.

What if I forget my password?
  • Should you forget your password, you are able to create a new one at any time by using the “Lost your password?” link on the website. You can find it on the login screen.
  • You can enter your username or email address to create a new password.
  • This self service ability is very convenient.
  • The web team do not know your password as it is stored in an encrypted format, however you can reset it at any time.

Get involved and give the forums a try!