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It takes a month to remove me from a mailing list?

As I prepare to leave my current employer, one of my tasks is to start closing down all the various newsletters I subscribed to as part of my work. So, I dutifully click on the unsubscribe links on the emails.

Feb
13
2007

Right click – then right click again

OK, I am sure everyone knows this already, but it was news to me. When working, I am often right-clicking, scrolling to a menu option then left clicking to activate the option highlighted. I just noticed that I can right-click

Jan
12
2007

Attacking an email database

What I am writing about is theoretical only – it would be illegal in the UK (computer misuse act 1990) and probably illegal in most countries. I have tested this by simulating unsubscribes to my own newsletters, or accounts with

Dec
28
2006

The iPod Generation?

Interesting birthmark – gives a new meaning to the phrase “The iPod Generation”. http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/144300100/

Dec
11
2006

Email reputation and SSL Certificates

Had an interesting observation this morning. Checking the blog at ReturnPath, who advise companies on how to ensure their emails get delivered and not blocked as spam, and they have launched a free email reputation monitoring website – Senderscore. Not

Dec
02
2006

Antique Maps on Google Earth

This is rather spiffy. Google has “officially” added some antique map layers to Google Earth so you can compare todays sat photos with maps of places from a hundred or so years ago. To use this, expand the Featured Content

Nov
13
2006