Tag Archives: mail

Mysterious email settings: IMAP and POP

Are you excited about the new laptop you bought? Playing with your new tablet? Well it’s all fun and games until someone gets POP-ed. That’s right: we’re going to talk about POP and IMAP. Don’t be ashamed that you have no idea what that means; for most of my life I have closed my eyes…
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Spam Prevention

What is Spam? When FRII talks about spam (in the context of email), we’re referring to emails that are both unsolicited and bulk. For your convenience, here is a more technical definition from Spamhaus.org, a reputable anti-spam protection organization: An electronic message is "spam" if (A) the recipient's personal identity and context are irrelevant because…
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Mailing Lists: EZMLM v. Mailman — Which is better?

If you need to send an email to a lot of people all at once, the best way to do this is through an e-mail mailing list. Most email providers won’t allow you to send too many emails without one (for instance, FRII has a rate limit that doesn’t allow any user to send email…
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Email Clients – What is POP3?

POP3 and IMAP4 are the two vastly most popular protocols for a computer to interact with email from a mail server. As a NOC Technician, one of the most common questions I run into on a day to day basis can be summarized as, "What the heck are those?" This is a question I hope…
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