Quicken Deluxe 2017 Online Bill Payment

I need to have Quicken Deluxe 2017 send a check from my BofA checking account to an organization that doesn't support EFT. I've done this umpteen times in this and prior versions of Quicken, but now I can't
find the way to do it. Have I just forgotten how, or have the new owners of Quicken changed things so it's no longer possible?
If someone could tell me how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Assuming you enabled online bill pay before BoA stopped supporting it, all you have to do is enter the check like any other. If the recipient does not support EFT, a paper check will be printed and mailed.
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On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:35:57 -0500, Porter Smith

Yes, as I said, I've been doing this for years.

Thanks, but I'm missing something here. How does Quicken, or BofA, know that it wasn't a check that I actually wrote and gave to or sent to the recipient?
Or do I enter the check with EFT as the check number?
And how does BofA know the address to mail the check to?
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wrote:

And thinking about this some more, this can't be right, not even if I enter EFT as the check number. How would BofA even know what I entered I entered in the check register?
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I used to enter the transaction in the Online Center, not in the check register. But I no longer see a place to enter it there.
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In the Online Center, I have Bank of America-All Other States selected as the Financial Institution. On the Payments tab it says
"To begin making payments, please select Quicken Bill Pay from the financial institution list. Or click the Quicken Bill Pay button to go there now."
But Quicken Bill Pay is not a choice on the financial institution list, and clicking the Quicken Bill Pay button does nothing. And I never used to have to do anything like this. Something has changed dramatically.
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recipient

Sorry about the multiple posts, but I just noticed that the Online Payee List is empty, as is the drop down box of Financial Institutions there.
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phone number. If the payee has assigned you an account number, enter it (it will be printed on the check). If not, I usually put in my last name. Click OK.
Go back to your Check Register, in the Check # field pick "Send Online Payment" In the Payee field pick the payee you just entered. Fill in the amount, category etc.
When you initiate an online update the transaction will be sent to BoA along with the payees name and address. BoA will print that on a paper check, assign a check number put it in an envelope with a stamp and drop it in a mail box. When the bank sends the check, the number they assigned will appear in your register.
The nice thing about Online Payees is that you don't know or care whether the payee and your bank use EFT. Getting the money to the payee is BoA's problem, not yours. I use Q Online bill pay for 99.99% of my checks. Most go through EFT, but couple, like my property taxes, still wind up as paper checks, written and mailed by my bank.
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On 2017-10-01 1:28 PM, Porter Smith wrote:

YOu still pay property taxes by a CHECK????  What kind of Appalachian hollow do you live in? Checks are so 19th century.
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I live in a small town, ~2.4 sq miles, population 3,600. One of many in the great state of New Jersey. We're quite not in the Appalachian Mountains but you can delinitely see them from here.
I can pay my taxes and utilities via credit card or EFT from my checking account, but they charge a 2.45% "convenience fee".
So I can either mail them a check or pay in person at the Town Hall (open 10-12, 2-4, Monday, Wednesday & Friday) or at a bank in the next town. (our only bank was swallowed up and moved to a strip mall years ago. The lovely old granite building on Main St is now a liquor store).
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On 2017-10-01 10:33 PM, Porter Smith wrote:

Thanks for the full reply. You made your point.
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"Ken Blake" wrote
I need to have Quicken Deluxe 2017 send a check from my BofA checking account to an organization that doesn't support EFT. I've done this umpteen times in this and prior versions of Quicken, but now I can't find the way to do it. Have I just forgotten how, or have the new owners of Quicken changed things so it's no longer possible?
If someone could tell me how to do this, I would greatly appreciate it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You have zero control over how online bill payments are made: if EFT is possible, the bill payer will use it; if not, the bill payer will send a check.
When you create an Online Payee, you provide an address for that payee; that address will be used if checks need to be mailed. To see all your Online Payee info: Tools > Online Payee List.
To setup online bill pay with your financial institution, you must use "Direct Connect" as the "Connection Method".
If your financial institution does not accept online bill pay instructions from Quicken, or does not offer "Direct Connect" downloads, or you have not activated the Quicken account to use the "Direct Connect" Connection Method; you can not activate the account for online bill pay with the financial institution ... in those situations, you can only use "Quicken Online Billpay" - which is provided by a third party and which costs ~$10/month.
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On Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:58:11 -0500, "John Pollard"

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Yes, I know. I've used online bill payments for years, to many vendors, including this one for which EFT is not possible and a check has always been sent.

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Yes, I know. As I said in another message, that list has suddenly become empty.

It was, but something has changed and it no longer is.

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~$10/month.
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I just went through setting this up again. It all seems alright now. Thanks for your help.

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~$10/month.
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On 2017-10-02 8:58 AM, John Pollard wrote:

$10 a month? What a colossal waste. Between automatic debiting , online payment, and E-transfers, it's been, literally, YEARS since I had to cut a check.
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There is a certain level of convienence in being able to pay bills from within the Quicken app - that's what the $10 is for. My bank doesn't charge for electronic bill payment, but I do need to use the bank web web interface or smart phoneapp.
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On 2017-10-07 11:41 AM, Arthur Conan Doyle wrote:

If one had  dozens of bills, every month, $10 would be a minuscule amount. However,
that not being the case for me, I find it very convenient to have most bills automatically debited.
Since it is the payee who does the debiting, they can never blame me for any problems such as late
payments. In all the years I have used automatic debiting, I have never had any problems with wrong
amounts or missed payments. Payment always goes through right on the Due Date or the nearest business
day to the due date. That way I have use of my money for the maximum period of time-- there is no reason
to pay a bill ANY time earlier unless, of course, one gets a discount for early payment. I just do not trust
ANY third party, i.e. Quicken, to pay my bills properly. I am not charged any bank service fees for this.
There is no monthly account fee at my bank, either.  No. Service. Charges. Period. Nada. Nil. Nolo.
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Sharx35 wrote:

Automatic debiting is my number one priority. Has been working well for years. That is followed by the bank's Bill Pay service, Between those two, I hardly ever have to write a check. I don't use Quicken Bill Pay because I am very happy with the bank's service.
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wrote:

For me, that convenience has just been lost.
Online Bill Pay from within Quicken hangs every time I try to use it since the recent update for the Intuit -> Quicken change.
So for me Quicken's Online Bill Pay has become worse than useless.
I am now setting up online bill pay from within my bank's web site, and will use auto-debits when and where I can.
Quicken is continuing the nose dive.
This does not bode well for Quicken, imo.
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wrote:

Yet another absurdity...
I had to change my Bill Pay password.
The password change webpage accepts a hyphen ("-") in the password.
The Quicken program does not.
So now I have a Bill Pay password that I cannot enter into Quicken.
Also, continuing the absurdity, I cannot change my password again today. I have to wait until some time in the future. Tomorrow, or is it 24 hours? The error message was not specific.
Meanwhile, I still cannot use Quicken Bill Pay to pay my bills.
Computers are supposed to make things easier. Why is Quicken trying so hard, oh so very hard, to make things as difficult as possible?
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