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

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 […]

Handy knowledge: shift key works wonders

I got caught in a dreaded “application not responding” with on Mac OS X. Launching the app with the shift key held down works wonders. Solution found here.

Creative Gene: How to regain access to hacked Yahoo email account…

Getting it back after it’s been hacked. Good Lord, what a pain for Jasia It’s a shame that Yahoo doesn’t give these simple instructions out on their web site in an easy-to-find place. I assume that’s because they don’t want to be bombarded with phone calls. But so many people were needlessly made a part […]