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Posts Tagged email

Backup, backup and backup!!

A word to the wise, always make backups….. Particularly when you are testing a script that has the ability to delete emails!!!!!!! I was writing a script to delete some of my emails whilst I’m away, regular newsletters, advertising from holiday companies, you know the sort of stuff I’m talking about? Not spam, and not stuff I want to unsubscribe from – just stuff – stuff that I’ll only delete when I get home anyway. Anyway, I screwed it up and an empty variable got passed into the cleanup script and has blown away my entire inbox. Luckily it’s my more spammy account that I signup to most things with, however I’m quite good at pruning it normally and it… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 2 Comments » |

Drunken Emailing!

You’ve all done it – go on admit it!! Return to Sleepaway Camp rip Never Surrender dvd photo credit: Jason Cartwright Poster Boy movie Thanks to Alexia I’ve found this “Google Mail Goggles!” from Google Labs! When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind? It only works late nights and weekends (by default – but you can adjust it!) and you’ll have solve some maths puzzles before you can send your mail – just don’t be too good… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 7th, 2008 | Things of Interest | 3 Comments » |

Email Overload?

I get tonnes of email, at home, at work. Unlike most people most of mine isn’t your regular spam, I run a hosting company so manage to filter the vast majority of it out for me (and my clients). A lot of mine are newsletters (which I really should unsubscribe to because I just delete them anyway), or funnies. Now,I like a funny as much as the next person, but I do object to my email address being given out to all and sundry (where it can then be picked up by spam address harvesters to send me more adverts for viagra and the like!), and then forwarded on, and on, and on. A Solution? You’ll probably know I’m a… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 23rd, 2008 | General | 2 Comments » |

Emailing your other half? Phone vs Email

No, I’m not talking about having a split personalities (although given some of the things I hear about my readers that would not entirely surprise me!), I’m talking about E-mail (and all things techy communication I guess!). Tricia raised the question on her blog a few days ago, I just read the post at the time and smiled thinking “we do that”, but something has made me come back to it a few times recently. We definitely email each other, in fact the early days of our relationship were via MSN! It’s not done us any harm, we get married in the summer! I work with technology all day everyday, but as I always tell people – it’s often quicker… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 7th, 2007 | General | No Comments » |

Finally! An email reply!

Two days on from my original post about Transcription Services and the like the company who I asked to email me have emailed, complaining they couldn’t get hold of me! I’d specifically asked for email as well! GRRRR Clearly their ability to listen far outweighs their reading skills! They charge out at £2.10 (immediate service), or £1.65 (24 hour service) per dictated minute exc. VAT. Interesting, I think I probably need to work out how much I’d say in the average amount of stuff I want done, I’m also contacting a few other people, including the original Australian company I was interested in again (who also haven’t responded!).

by Keiron on April 13th, 2007 | Personal Diary | No Comments » |