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SPF records and zombie PC’s

I was reading yet another comentary about spam problems this morning and, as usual, mulling the issues it raised. I had an idea, which I haven’t really given a vast amount of thought to – so it may be pants,

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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

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A simple and cheap way to wipe out the Heroin trade

Afghanistan is variously reported to be responsible for between 80% and 90% of the global opium production – leading to heroin supplies. The usual method for dealing with this is draconian laws and a small fortune spent on enforcing those

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No coffee

I have been banned from drinking coffee for 2 days after I had my teeth cleaned. I am not sure how I will cope. I am also banned from red wine and curry. I might just end my life frankly.

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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

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‘Paid-for’ email set to launch in the UK

It looks like the Goodmail accreditation system is coming to the UK next year. Goodmail charges senders a fee for each email, in return for bypassing spam filters and enabling images in the emails. Precision Marketing Magazine It was actually

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Oddities over at Google News

It looks like someone is playing with the pipes again, and much oddness is happening over at Google News. My website is reguarly listed there, so reguarly indeed that I often do the following search to check which of my

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When a weblink is not a weblink

This could be a difficult one to test, but it would be interesting to know the answer to. Lots of publications etc. link to my various websites, and in Google – if you type in the site name, then my

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The iPod Generation?

Interesting birthmark – gives a new meaning to the phrase “The iPod Generation”. http://flickr.com/photos/50181590@N00/144300100/

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Google’s silent monopoly

An interesting discussion over on this blog about how Google can use its own advertising platform to promote its own products – and whether it gives its own adverts higher postioning that competitors. Its not a ground breaking idea –

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SSL Certificates – update

Following on from the posting I wrote last week about whether SSL Certificates can affect how spam filters affect your marketing emails… Threadwatch had an interesting comment that wondered if the presence of an SSL certificate could impact on search

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Bath, Bristol and Concorde

Finally got round to uploading a load of photos from last weekend’s little jaunt down to Bath and Bristol. Clikie on the “photo gallery” link on the sidebar to see them. It was a nice little weekend break, half a

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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

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Has the Royal Mail taken over the USA Embassy

It seems so according to Google Maps. If you do a search, the sidebar address is indeed, correct – however, the marker on the website is not lurking over Grosvenor Square, but planted firmly on top of the Royal Mail

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US Visa

So, today I went to apply for a Visa to visit the USA. Despite holding a full UK passport, I am deemed SO dangerous that I have to make a special application for a full Visa. It’s quite amazing to

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