Category Archive: Email

Mar 15 2013

Using Telnet to Delete Mass Amounts of E-mail

For whatever reason, you may end up with a huge amount of e-mail stuck on a mail server and it all just needs to go. Maybe you’ve been lax in clearing e-mail, your e-mail application isn’t managing your mailbox properly or perhaps you’ve just been spammed into oblivion. However, if you’ve got hundreds or even …

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Mar 14 2013

Useful Commands When Using Telnet on a POP3 Mail Server

This article in the series of telnet articles will give you some handy commands to use when connected to a POP3 mail server. You would not normally have reason to get at your e-mail in this fashion but it could be handy if there is a huge e-mail in your mailbox that is clogging everything …

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Feb 11 2013

Wi-Fi Done Right @ The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok

In the past, I have written about the woes of international travel when it comes to keeping connected online with many hotels choosing to slug guests heavily for Wi-Fi in rooms with little or no coverage in common areas of the hotel. Yes, I can hear some of you crying that being on holiday should …

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Jan 15 2013

SMTP Error 452 – 4.3.1 Out of Memory

A more technical article for today based upon something that I encountered yesterday. The automated reporting software (Business Objects Enterprise XI 3.1) with which I work uses an SMTP server to send reports out via e-mail as attachments. However, this morning a good percentage of the reports failed to go out for now apparent reason. …

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Oct 05 2012

Alternate POP3 and SMTP Port Numbers

Here’s another quick tip. Some larger ISPs restrict the traditional ports for POP3 (incoming e-mail) and SMTP (outgoing e-mail) to only work with their own mail servers. This can be annoying particularly if you have your own domain name with e-mail hosting and you don’t fancy having to use your ISP’s SMTP server for a …

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Jul 21 2012

Giving Office 365 a Shot

Just a quick update. You might have read about my e-mail woes in yesterday’s article and not wanting to leave things lingering for too long I decided to pull the trigger and try out Office 365 free for thirty days. I have always been a big user of Outlook and moving the back end of …

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Jul 20 2012

IMAP – Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

A while ago, I recommended using IMAP instead of POP3 as the mail protocol of choice for when you want to keep your mail in sync across multiple devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. I still stand behind this recommendation but you should be warned about how you go about using it. Unfortunately, I …

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Jun 25 2012

Hotmail Gets a Little Smarter

If you are a user of Hotmail and Windows 7 then you might find this little tip rather handy. Some websites offer extended functionality if you pin them to the taskbar in Windows 7 such as Facebook so it is good to see that Hotmail gives you a convenient way to see if there are any …

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Apr 02 2012

An Easier Way to Monitor Google Apps E-mail Accounts

This tip is aimed at those of you who are using Google Apps with your personalised domain name and want to monitor the e-mail communications conducted under each e-mail address. For a variety of reasons, it’s important to be able to keep track of the e-mail communications undertaken by each user. It could be that …

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Aug 14 2011

Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta 2 – First Impressions

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Well, I have had about 24 hours with Mango Beta 2 for Windows Phone 7 and wanted to share with you some of my first impressions of this forthcoming update for this mobile platform. While it’s speculated for a September release, I could easily see this being delayed to October or later by the carrier …

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