Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DNS-DIY for Google Apps and Blogger

Last month i moved one of my sites to blogger using its custom domain feature and everything was fine until i realize i forgot to setup the email. So i registered for a free google app account to move my email to google mail. Followed their instructions and now everything is fine.

below is a snapshot of my DNS-DIY MX and CNAME settings:


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Firefox + Simple Mail + GMail + YPops!

I like gmail and when i say i like gmail i really really mean it! I check my email everyday, every few minutes. So when then news about Gmail security flaws (which where later rebutted by the GMail team) i got somewhat scared... ok i was really really frightened by it. So what i did was i returned to using email clients. I figured that by using email clients it would lessen the chance of a malicious site inserting its filter on my precious gmail account.

I just wanted a simple email client, I don't need those hulking email clients like Thunderbird. Then i remembered reading about a firefox extension that acts as a email client. It's called Simple Mail from the name itself it is a very simple client so don't expect to much from it. Simple mail can access Pop and Imap accounts. It can notify you of new messages. It has an address book. Its three-paned view layout is again pretty simple.  Setting it up to access gmail is pretty straight forward.

Since i'm using simple mail now to access my email i might as well read my yahoomail through simple mail. In order to do this  i have to download and install YPops!. What is Ypops!? "YPops is more like a gateway. It provides a POP3 server interface at o­ne end to talk to email clients and an HTTP client (browser) interface at the other which allows it to talk to Yahoo! The same concept holds good for SMTP as well."

Once installed, setup simple mail to access YPops and your done.

Simple Mail []
YPOPS! for Ubuntu [t_skariah]