Email

Email. Describing what’s broken and how to fix it.

What I discovered while I was cleaning out my email inbox

The lastest Publisher’s Lunch Weekly with the book deal news — Merlin Mann of 43 folders has sold a book! Business/Investing/Finance 43Folders.com founder Merlin Mann’s INBOX ZERO, exploring the popular myths about “email organization,” and provides an inspiring blueprint for managing our attention and making things that matter, to Julia Cheiffetz at Harper Studio, by […]

This report confirms what my in-box already knows

Spam is on the rise again. [via Louis Gray]

A search inside Das Kapital for the phrase "owners of capital": 0 results.

Das Kapitalizt Snopsen Leichtgläubig Sitz im lieben

Got this anachronistic quote in email from my brother, who works in financial realms. It was forwarded to him from someone else, and he passed it onto me. And so, I pass it onto you (with comments): “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and […]

Migrating Mail Rules to new computer

One last mail migration detail I’ll note here for the benefit of Google search and Mac OS Apple Mail users everywhere: Moving your Mail.app rules from an old computer to a new computer: On the old computer, locate the plist file for the old mail rules. You’ll find it here /MacintoshHD/Users/your_user_name/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist Copy the file to […]

Out with the old, in with the new, except for email migration woes

Y2K+8 ends with a new computer. The last step in migrating from old to new is email. Which (surprise, surprise) is not going smoothly. Old computer: PowerMac G4 Dual 1.25GHz. MacOS 10.4.11 New computer: MacPro 2×2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon MacOS 10.5.6 Migration successes, noted. Or, how to use the MacOS Migration Assistant to successfully […]

Obama's inbox

Obama’s inbox

In 2004, when Gmail was (really) beta, and an Illinois-based candidate for the Senate delivered a powerful speech, Guru Raj registered barackobama [at] gmail [dot] com. [via Daily Dish] “I just thought it would be kind of funny to create an e-mail address based on a random senator whose name no one could spell.â€? Fast-forward […]

Mac OS: Recapturing disk space

Or, how I freed up around 2GB of disk space yesterday. GrandPerspective is an app that helps you find “hidden” large files. I found a 750 MB “empty” (really!) disk image with it, and a bunch of stuff hidden in my mail libraries. HawkWings helps with the mail problems, here. Getting rid of attachments on […]

Thanks for all your emails this past year

I’ll share an email I got with you: Dear All, My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year…….. I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat shit in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that […]

Term for today: Dictionary Attack

What is: A form of dictionary attack is often used by spammers. A message is sent to every e-mail address consisting of a word in the dictionary, followed by the at symbol (@), followed by the name of a particular domain. Or, to put it differently, so that’s what this error message means (when I […]