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Facebook Messages Make Move On Email

I thought Google had won a major victory as its Apps Education Edition was embraced by more and more colleges.  But, at least as far as Gmail is concerned, Facebook appears to have trumped that move – the social network’s messages can now act as emails.

Private Messages May Not Stay Private

As the name implies, private messages are supposed to be private. As legal system might imply, they may not always stay that way.

Computer Messages May Not Be Private
Computer Messages May Not Be Private
Cutting MyBlogLog Spam

Social traffic is fantastic because:

      • It’s highly targeted
      • It’s immediate
      • It’s low cost and often free

The downside is because of it’s interactive nature (which contributes to it’s virality), spam marketers will always try to flood you, and drown out your message with their spam.

This includes, but is not limited to:

Instant Messages and Digg Spam

Have you ever submitted a story to a social site like Digg and then messaged a few of your friends through AIM and told them to vote for it? There is nothing wrong with this but they probably know what you are up to, here’s why.

Usually when users vote on stories, they go to the homepage of a site such as digg.com, roam around, and then vote on stories they like. But when you spam your AIM buddy list and get people to click on a direct link to a Digg story URL it shows up in Digg’s logs that they came directly to that URL.

OMG! Teens Prefer Instant Messages To Email

An AP-AOL study reveals some surprising, and not so surprising, data about instant messaging.

Blog Messages Are Magical

Do you believe in magic?

ASP.NET: How to Create Custom Trace Messages
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This article is an excerpt from the book: Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with C# 2005.

Who’s Going Mobile?

With new developments in the mobile market happening almost continuously, I thought it was worthwhile to visit some of the recent highlights.

Google Toolbar SMS May Log Your Text Messages

Devin Reams notices that Google’s Firefox Send To SMS extension reserves the right to log all of your text messages, and I’ve checked, and the same policy applies to a similar feature in Toolbar 4.

Mixed Messages From Microsoft’s Spam-King Settlement?

Microsoft with some help from the New York Attorney Gerneral’s office has won a $7 million settlement from Spam King Scott Richter.

Blog Elevator Speech

We need to position blogs correctly, now more than ever, as businesses realize their potential….

Spam Messages Increase, Lose Effectiveness

As spam mailings continue to permeate email inboxes around the Internet, the majority of those who receive spam accept the unsolicited emails in stride, almost as if it’s an expected occurrence when using the Internet.

Microsoft CRM Customization – Processing In/out-going Email Messages

We would like to give you several situations, when you may need custom development and programming to improve Microsoft CRM functionality. This overview is for programmer, software developer, IT specialist, database administrator.

AOL Announces that Instant Messaging is More Popular than Ever

Teens and Young Adults Still Dominate But At-Work and Mobile Usage Is Growing Rapidly.

Trends in E-Mail Marketing: Dynamic, Personalized Messages

While e-mail is an accepted and proven form of delivering marketing messages, professional marketers are looking for better ways to build customer loyalty and generate a greater return on their marketing investments.

Walla Launches Free 1 Gig Email Service
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Following up to a story that appeared on WPN in April, Walla! Communications has launched their new free email service, Walla!Mail, featuring 1 gigabyte of storage. This makes WallaMail the second fully operational email service that offers such a capacity, with Spymac being the first.

What is SMS?

SMS, also known as short messaging service, is the rage in Europe and parts of Asia. Gradually SMS is gaining momentum in the US as a low cost messaging solution. SMS is defined as text messages, up to 160 characters in length, sent to mobile phones. In recent months SMS has become synonymous with any text message sent to a cell phone.

Performance Optimizing Syslog Server

We are quite often asked how many syslog message per second MonitorWare Agent can receive. The answer is not as simple as it may look. It largely depends. So I finally thought I write this brief article on the factors that influence syslog server performance. Obviously, you can also use it as a rough guide to optimizing your setup.

Numeric Unix Error Messages

It’s an unfortunate fact that many programmers are lazy about error messages. Very often, all you get is a cryptic “Error 5″, and you may be lucky to get that: sometimes all you get is an error return that you have to examine yourself with “echo $?”. You can’t even depend on that being the actual Unix error, but even if it is, what does it mean?

Web Services Reliable Messaging
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Unless the message exchanges of Web services are made reliable, organizations will not be able to trust them for deployment in industrial-strength business. In this paper, Prasad Yendluri, Principal Architect at webMethods, explains why there is a need for a reliable messaging solution that is independent of the underlying transport protocol used to transmit the messages, and gives an analysis of emerging Web services reliable messaging standards and the work done in this space previously by RosettaNet, BizTalk, and ebXML that forms the basis for the advancements in the Web services domain.

Vanishing Messages In Outlook Express

When I ran disk cleanup and selected “all” after I clicked “cancel,” it deleted all of my messages from Outlook Express. I want my messages back – can you help me please?