Tag Archive: e-mail

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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Nov 16 2012

Pinning Multiple Windows Mail Mailboxes to the Start Screen

One great feature of Windows Mail in Windows 8 and Windows RT is the ability pin individual inboxes and folders to the Start Screen. This can be useful when you want to which e-mail accounts have received mail or how much mail you have in particular Exchange folders to warrant checking it. For instance, during …

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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 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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May 24 2011

Signup for F3 Critical Alerts from the RTA

Here’s a quick tip for those of us in Sydney that live or work on the North Shore or in the surrounding areas. Back in November 2010, the RTA rolled out a service in pilot for a period of twelve months to notify people about incidents and traffic flow alterations on the F3 which is …

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May 17 2011

Change Your PSN Account Details

PlayStation Account Management

Whilst this might seem a bit obvious it can’t hurt to make this suggestion. A lot of people use the same username and password combinations across a bunch of websites and even for their personal e-mail (when a username has to be in the form of an e-mail address). Of course, this makes it easier …

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Mar 29 2011

Diagnose Dataflow Problems: The Traceroute

Typical Traceroute

Leading on from yesterday’s post about how to do a ping test we move on to another test which might uncover more information about where dataflow problems may be occurring. In a nutshell, a traceroute shows you all of the various entities (also known as “hops”) on the Internet that sit between you and a …

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Jul 02 2010

When All Else Fails, Use Malwarebytes

Today, a work colleague and friend of mine had an issue with her computer being overcome by a nasty piece of malware formally known as PolyCrypt and commonly disguised as “Security Master AV” (which looks a lot like the Windows Security Centre). The computer was still operational and remote accessible via LogMeIn (which I have …

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