Thursday, February 4, 2010

assp is good, but ...

I use the Anti Spam SMTP Proxy: http://assp.sourceforge.net/
and I was encountering spam coming in that mailed to postmaster and whomever else was also in "To:".

It turned out that in "Recipients", I had Skip Spam Checks for Postmaster Catchall (sendAllPostmasterNP) -- and abuse checked, which basically precluded the check for "but not if other people are also in 'To:'".

After unchecking this, (and sendAllAbuseNP), the spam dropped.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Use Canned Responses to get an HTML signature in GMAIL

This might or might not appease you, gentle reader, but Mother is the necessity of invention.

Goal: Get an HTML signature in GMail. This has the added benefit of being cross browser, cross platform, and follows you where you go.
Result: eh. It's a slight pain, but cross platform.

1) Turn off your signature in GMail. (Settings, General, Signature, (*) No Signature, Save Changes)
2) Turn on Canned Responses in Labs. (Settings, Labs, Canned Responses (about half way down), (*) Enable, Save Changes)
3) Compose a message, Press Enter a time or two, then paste or create your HTML signature within the body of the message. (You might copy/paste this from Outlook or a previous email).
4) Click Canned Responses now under Subject
5) Click New Canned Response ...
6) Give it a descriptive name, click OK.
7) Now you can click "Canned Responses"/Insert (your signature here) any time you want this signature.

Hope you like it!
--
Gerald

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Windows 2000 appwiz.cpl didn't open

This is an old old problem, but appwiz.cpl (Add/Remove Programs Wizard) didn't run on Windows 2000 Professional.
This post resolved it:

I had all these problems listed above-- I did this and it worked first try

Start a command session by going to Start, Run and typing
cmd
Enter each of the following commands (click OK to each confirmation that appears):
regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll -i
regsvr32 shell32.dll -i
Close the command session by typing
exit

Then start add/remove from control panel -mine worked right away

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