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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft: All your data are belong to us. on: March 27, 2014, 04:10:56 PM
Last week, it was revealed that Microsoft had examined the Hotmail/Outlook.com emails of a blogger, who was NOT a Microsoft employee, in order to find who had leaked confidential information to that person.

It seems this is legal because, under Microsoft’s terms of use, the company has the right to examine any user’s data for any reason they see fit.

This is very different from data mining user data to sell advertising, and it makes me wonder why anyone in their right mind would consider using Office 365 for any reason at all.
What's a good alternative?  I am also looking for an email/calendar service with more privacy protection than what is available.  I am not having any luck.  If I don't find one, I am planning on using Microsoft's Exchange Online ($4/month per user) service.
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone testing Daminion Media Manager ? on: March 27, 2014, 02:40:36 PM
cool software!
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is my desktop email client breaking mail message headers? on: March 25, 2014, 09:35:53 PM
Well, I am a thorough person, so I'd figured I'd share what finally solved my problem.

The problem was with the Bat, not AntispamSniper like I initially suspected.  After several attempts, using the Maintenance Center of the Bat (Folder-->Maintenance Center), it found a couple of errors and fixed them.  Since then, the emails have been filtering properly.

I went back and forth with the ASS developer to find this solution, he was extremely helpful and I love his product.  The Bat support, not nearly as helpful (as expected), although they respond quickly using their trouble ticket.  But the ASS guy uses emails which is much more helpful in this kind of problem solving.
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft Word under attack. Don't open RTF files! on: March 25, 2014, 09:19:03 PM
Seriously, why does everything have to behave like a portal these days?

For science! And cake!

Microsoft Office!
It works like it does because our plan
For our precious bottom line
Requires we move you online...

So it's no use crying that it's all a mistake
We'll just keep on trying, and we'll tell you "Eat cake!"
While the meters run
'neath the brave new sun
Of a world where cloud service firms thrive...
hey!  it rhymes!
 Grin
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: March 18, 2014, 06:17:33 PM
But it is better than most of what's out there - despite the popularity of all the faux-science and "paranormal phenomenon" shows on the so-called 'science' channels if you're not a diehard UFO or conspiracy buff.
Grin
131  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum on: March 10, 2014, 04:21:21 PM
I've been using this for a couple of weeks now.  This is easily the most complete notetaking solution out there currently.  It's basically what Evernote should have been before they went all v3 on our asses.  THings I love so far:
--standalone pc app (rare these days)
--mobile app
--cloud access
--everything syncs nicely (did i mention the desktop app?!!)
--no over-simplification of features, all the necessary buttons are there.
--there's really nothing it can't do

It's my new goto app on my phone for taking notes.  I still use RightNote for dumping things into, but I can already tell it's affecting my workflow there (which is a good thing, it means they are both apps I like).

It is a bit of a slow application, that's my only complaint and probably a big reason why I'll always love things like RIghtNote that are just so fast feeling.

132  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is my desktop email client breaking mail message headers? on: March 10, 2014, 10:12:21 AM
just for your information:

Quote from: Antispam Sniper
The message headers are not used for the classification via SpamNet.
http://antispamsniper.com/help/oewm/spamnet.htm

Hmmm...I'll have to look into that when I get home.  I want to say that's an option, and I think my SpamNet option is disabled.  NOt sure though.
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is my desktop email client breaking mail message headers? on: March 10, 2014, 09:02:50 AM
Even more information and now I'm getting confused:
Looking into it more, the email that arrived in my inbox from my non-gmail account is not even being filtered by the Antispam Sniper plugin.  SO now I have to try adding it and see if it still has a problem.  But all this leads me to believe it's the plugin.
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is my desktop email client breaking mail message headers? on: March 10, 2014, 02:18:25 AM
OK, more information:

--it's only affecting my gmail addresses (multiple different ones).  How do I know this?  I sent an email to a non gmail address and it passed through the antispam and everything and came properly to my inbox.  But the gmail headers seem to be received differently.  I'm not exactly sure, but perhaps I changed my authentication settings recently, like changing ssl to startls, or something like that.
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Why is my desktop email client breaking mail message headers? on: March 09, 2014, 06:09:33 PM
Depending on how motivated you are, you could either fire up WireShark to monitor the data stream or you could start simple and just use a different email client to retrieve your mail once and observe the results.
I don't know what Wireshark is, but I just downloaded and will give it a try.

I was so certain it was Bitdefender, but then why did it start 2 days earlier?  And I didn't really install anything else around that time that I can tell.
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Why is my desktop email client breaking mail message headers? on: March 09, 2014, 04:11:15 PM
I've found out that my email client on my desktop computer is doing something like breaking up the mail message headers prior to downloading.  This is causing a problem with my spam detection, and since the antispam plugin is seeing blank headers, all my emails are going to the junk box.  I can't seem to find where the issue is.

Here's my setup:
The Bat! client
Antispam Sniper
Bitdefender Free Antivirus

Now, all this started happening 2/17.  At first I thought it was Bitdefender, because previous to that I was using MSE.  But I installed Bitdefender on 2/19, so that's not it.
Other than that, I can't tell what else I could have possibly done on that date.
Antispam Sniper is flagging everything as spam because it triggers the blank From.  But it's not ASS's fault, it is doing the right thing.  Something else is causing the headers to break up before it even gets to ASS.

I haven't changed any windows firewall settings.

Any suggestions?
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: March 05, 2014, 04:51:40 PM
If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?
I found it!  There's an option in the general settings for gmail for hiding the "send and archive" button.  Silly gmail.

So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

I never had a problem noticing/knowing the difference between the Send & Archive button and just the plain old vanilla Send button. They're right next to each other. It's not that hard to look before you click.
 (see attachment in previous post)
I didn't say it was "that hard".  I think the trick here is that the normal send button may have been there before, and perhaps even blue.  And it got changed, and I didn't notice.

actually...it looks like it's been there since 2009.  I must have changed a setting unintentionally recently.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: March 05, 2014, 01:06:34 PM
So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.

Only if the button is green and has the words "Don't Panic" next to it.
ha!  but it has to be glossy right?  or are we past that now?  i think we're doing the uniform color simplicity thing now....isn't that what ios5 ushered in?
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: March 05, 2014, 12:44:26 PM
ok, so the problem is idiot gmail again.

If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?

Interesting. My Gmail has never done that to the best of my recollection. I wonder if there's an option I toggled so long ago that I can't remember doing it.
I found it!  There's an option in the general settings for gmail for hiding the "send and archive" button.  Silly gmail.

This whole 21st century obsession with over-simplifying everything is so extreme to me.  I hate it, but I understand it.  Lots of checkboxes and options that we geeks like is nice for us, but intimidating to others.  So now everything is way too oversimplified and want everything done with one button.  But the problem is that all this technology requires rather complex input from the end user, there's no way around it.  So instead of just having three simple buttons which would be "intimidating", we have one button...but with a long press option.  Really?  Is that really that much easier.  end rant.
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Video Editors on: March 05, 2014, 12:00:58 PM
This exists, I just forgot the name of the software that can do it.  Sorry, useless!!
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: March 05, 2014, 11:40:15 AM
ok, so the problem is idiot gmail again.

If you reply to an email in your inbox, gmail sends that message to archive.  I hate that.  leave it in the inbox, i'll archive when I'm good and ready.  Anyone have a solution for this?
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: March 05, 2014, 11:26:28 AM
OK, I have some answers now.  Not completely solved, but progress:

For the phone, the K9 client works much better with imap than with pop for gmail.  I don't know why, I remember gmail pop working ok with it previously.  But imap is working really well.  Part of it has to do with the complexity of K9's configuration of folders (1st/2nd class).

Secondly, for the desktop Bat client, I believe somehow my antispam sniper plugin got broken or something, because it was detecting a lot of messages coming in with blank header fields, so the messages were sent to spam.  in the spam folder, the full messages were there.  weird.  i don't know if this has something to do with imap and only reading header fields or something.  whatever it is, it's not fixed yet, but the problem is with antispam sniper.

The other problem has something to do with gmail.  When a message comes in, it shows up in the inbox.  When you reply to it, it disappears from the inbox, and now both messages (original + reply) show up in the "sent mail" folder.  I don't like that.  I want the original in the inbox, and just my reply in sent mail.  I'll have to check that out.
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Survivorship Bias...an Insidious Enemy on: March 01, 2014, 02:45:38 PM
no it is not surprising.  And the effects of these kinds of decisions/attitudes are causing a lot of suffering to a lot of people that may not even think are being affected.
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Against TED talks on: February 28, 2014, 05:07:49 PM
@Deo - you probably are.  Grin
l o l !!
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: February 26, 2014, 12:09:50 PM
@SB- I've never mixed using POP and IMAP protocols for the same email account. I don't think it should make a difference (other than anything sent from POP won't replicate on the email server since POP is essentially a one-way street) ...but again I've never done that.
 (see attachment in previous post)
FWIW, the settings I'm using for GMail are as follows. They're pretty generic.:


ID & password same as always. (i.e. {name}@gmail.com)

Inbound server   = imap.googlemail.com | SSL/TLS | Authentication=Normal Password | Port = 993
Outbound server = smtp.googlemail.com | SSL/TLS | Authentication=Normal Password / Port = 465

I understand imap.gmail.com & smtp.gmail.com also work as the server names.

See anything different from your settings? ohmy
Yes, that seems like my setup too.  I'm starting to think my problem is different.  I could possibly have an issue with spam that recently has come up, or I may have fiddled with some app settings I don't remember.  It's hard to screw up the account setup because if it's wrong you don't get mail, so it's basically binary.  I'm starting to rule that out now.
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: February 26, 2014, 09:18:24 AM
gmail's imap thingie is a pain in the soft tissue. I use pop3 instead, but use the "recent" trick to make it work with multiple devices.

enter your user name as follows:
recent:eleman@gmail.com

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/47948?hl=en
This is handy.
This is interesting!
Quote
What is 'recent mode?'

If you're accessing Gmail on multiple clients through POP, Gmail's 'recent mode' makes sure that all messages are made available to each client, rather than only to the first client to access new mail.

Recent mode fetches the last 30 days of mail, regardless of whether it's been sent to another POP client already.
I should probably give this a shot.  But 40 is using imap without a problem.  Now here's another thing:
I can use imap on my phone, but the Bat is not that great with imap, so should I even bother? because for sure I'm going to use pop for the Bat.  Maybe that is what's causing problems, that my phone is using imap, but the Bat is using pop.  The only reason why I say this is because all these problems seem to have cropped up once i changed K9 to use imap, whereas previously it was configured for pop.
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My pop/imap Android experience on: February 26, 2014, 09:15:33 AM
Just curious, since it seems you've already got your mail in gmail, what does the gmail client app lack that K9 is giving you?

Local message folder storage and offline capabilities.

Of the two, local data storage is probably the most important considering Google's record for abrupt terminations of product offerings and the frequent changes made to their TOS.

I doubt Google would play games with something as established and major as GMail. But you never know when it comes to Google.
Yeah, I changed it to pop and I can't say it has fixed anything.  I have messed something up but I don't know what.  Or I'm not setting up K9 properly.  And I don't know what's happening to my desktop client (Bat).  It could also be my antispam software.  I don't know.

The other part of the problem is I've been paying less attention to my personal computing ecosystem, so there's that. Not that I changed anything.  But I don't know.  I'm so busy now I don't know what's going on.
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / My pop/imap Android experience on: February 25, 2014, 09:08:54 AM
Ever since I got my Android, I've been messing with my gmail settings to get them just the way I wanted.  It's been weird, so I'm going to tell the whole story.

Android, Nexus 5, custom ROM
email app: K9 Mail

I've never used IMAP before since I just download everything on my client at home (desktop).  But I figured I'd play around with it since it is supposed make things easier once you start using multiple devices.

Ever since enabling IMAP, I have had lots of difficulty finding messages through the K9 app.  SOmetimes a new mail will come on my gmail, I'll read it, but then it's gone on the phone!  And it seems to mess with the pop download too on my client at home.  If i read it really quickly before the pop downloads it...well it still seems to download, but my junkmail program flags it as spam or something and it sometimes ends up in the junk folder.  weird.

So now I'm turning imap off.  I don't need the folder syncing anyway.  This is like my 4th time trying imap, it never stuck with me.  I'm not crazy with my folders and organization...only on my home desktop client do i organize things because it gets archived there locally.

There you go.  back to work.
149  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Move tv shows older than 24 hours to external HD on: February 23, 2014, 09:49:57 PM
The key to understanding regex is realizing they are 20% knowledge, 70% experience (including, but not limited to your own), and 10% voodoo - except when they are 100% impossible. Unfortunately determining which formula applies is, in many cases, pure guess work.

I currently work on the ratios of: 60% Search, 40% Voodoo = 100% WTF  huh

I had 99 problems... then I gave users access to the regex functionality, and now I have 127 problems.

... that's a true story.
cheesy
that's hilarious.  so true.  with great power comes great responsibility!!
150  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: REQ: HTPC Util - Move tv shows older than 24 hours to external HD on: February 22, 2014, 09:19:07 PM
RegEx can be daunting, for sure, so I'm happy to help with some examples to get you started.  Just say the word...   smiley
regex is so daunting that even when i tried the tool to make it easy, like regex buddy or magic, i still couldn't do it.  lol!!
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