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Email & Web Addressing

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Blast from the past: originally published November 23rd 2001. What do you do when your ISP goes out of business, or changes it’s name? Both events have occurred in the Hamilton, Ontario area recently where I live, and have affected a large number of people. Everyone know about the demise of @Home, so local cable operators have changed their service to a rogers.ca or cogeco.ca naming. As well Hamilton’s Icom suddenly closed up shop. They’ve been around since 1991 when I set up my first dial up account. Now a slew of people have email…read more

MailStore Home

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In the wake of the Gmail temporary loss of accounts a lot of tech sites are highlighting ways to back up your account.  I like the suggestion of Hotmail accessing your Gmail through POP but that’s another cloud solution to maintain.  Using Thunderbird and POP access is another good idea but you need to have it running to pick up your mail. The best solution I’ve found is MailStore Home.  It will backup and restore your email from basically any email client native or online and it’s free for personal…read more

Windows defaulting to Outlook Express

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I was working on a PC that had a multifunction printer: the user was scanning to email via Samsung’s MFP utility but it was opening Outlook Express instead of the default email client Thunderbird.  Since Outlook Express had never been used it started the new user wizard which was a pain. Checked the Samsung application for settings but it wouldn’t let you pick which application opened when you selected “Scan to email”.  I then checked in Thunderbird that it was the default mail client, which it was.  This was further…read more

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Amazon Email Blunder

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I love Amazon: they carry most of the books, music and movies I want at a decent discount.  I don’t enjoy their sales emails so I logged into my account and checked a box labeled “Receive no e-mail (Excluding transactional e-mail)”.  Immediately following that I received this email: You have successfully changed your communication preferences. You wish to not receive the following Amazon.ca E-mail Legal notices The terms and conditions of shopping at Amazon.com (If you choose not to receive legal notices by e-mail, you will need to check our…read more

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Email Opt Outs: Penton Media

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I was a subscriber to Windows IT Pro magazine since it was Windows NT. Recently, as have quite a few print publications, Windows IT Pro and their publisher Penton started soliciting their subscribers with a ton of crap, all from them (at least no third parties, but PC World did that to me) offering white papers, seminars and such. They provided an opt out at the bottom of the email, which I used since they are a well known publisher. I then received this email: Dear IT Professional — You…read more

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