Tips & Tricks
December 16, 2011

Using Google Alerts to Fight E-mail Spam

I was recently reminded of the¬†existence¬†of a particular Google service, one which I had completely forgotten. To my surprise, it turned out to be a significant discovery, as the product can be used to improve one's privacy on the web, while reducing spam. The service, Google Alerts, allows users to choose specific search queries that they'd like to monitor. When new results appear in one of these queries, the user can be automatically notified by e-mail. Here are some suggested uses, according to Google: monitoring a developing news story keeping current on a competitor or industry getting the latest on a celebrity or event keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams All very interesting, sure - but what does it have to do with privacy,…
April 22, 2011

Reducing Email Attachment Sizes With Compression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_P_tFBpns Subscribe // Leave a Comment // View Channel Description: WinRAR: http://rarlabs.com B/MB/GB/TB Converter http://egret.net/kb__mb.htm Additional Info: ZIP files RAR files Data Compression Transcript: In this video, I'll be demonstrating how to use compression to overcome attachment size limits in emails. As an example, I'll be using Gmail, which has a maximum attachment size of 25 megabytes. I've prepared two scenarios where the size of the attachments exceed the limits enforced by Gmail. In the first scenario, I'm looking to send pictures through email; however, I have exactly 25.1 megabytes of pictures, which is slightly over the Gmail limit. To get around this, I'm going to combine all the pictures into a special compressed file, which will be smaller in size. File compression is included…