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I’m a Mozilla Thunderbird user. One of the small things I don’t like it is that by default, when I reply to an e-mail, my cursor is placed at the bottom of the e-mail, not the top. Well, here’s how I fixed that:
Now, when I reply to an e-mail I don’t have to CTRL-HOME to get my cursor where I want it.
When you make a purchase online, or are providing an email address to someone you don’t quite trust, it makes sense to provide a disposable email address. While it’s certainly not the only service of its kind, MailDrop is a clean, easy to use service that keeps the junk out of your real inbox.
We’ve covered similar services in the past, but MailDrop does things a little differently. For one, your inbox never expires. Most alternatives set a time limit on the inbox, or make you pay to keep it around. Since MailDrop is persistent, you can keep using the address any time you’re worried about giving out your real one.
Read the full article @ Lifehacker.com.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is trying to breathe new life into inactive email accounts by giving away the identifications beginning next month.
The program announced Wednesday will give Web surfers an opportunity to claim a new handle that had previously been unavailable. It also represents a last chance for Yahoo users who haven’t logged in for at least a year to keep the address.
Yahoo Inc. plans to release the inactive accounts unless the current owner logs in again before July 15. After that, the identifications will be available to all comers and will be ready to use again in mid-August.
Read the full article @ Yahoo! News.
New documents from the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ offices paint a troubling picture of the government’s email surveillance practices. Not only does the FBI claim it can read emails and other electronic communications without a warrant—even after a federal appeals court ruled that doing so violates the Fourth Amendment—but the documents strongly suggest that different U.S. Attorneys’ offices around the country are applying conflicting standards to access communications content (you can see the documentshere).
Last month, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the ACLU received IRS documents indicating that the agency’s criminal investigative arm doesn’t always get a warrant to read Americans’ emails. Today we are releasing these additional documents from other federal law enforcement agencies, reinforcing the urgent need for Congress to protect our privacy by updating the laws that cover electronic communications.
Read the full article @ Gizmodo.
Ok, new rule: If the file you’re thinking of sending me is larger than 100k, do not put it in an e-mail attachment. Seriously! There are just better options that won’t cram my inbox and slow my Internet connection down to a crawl while it downloads via SMTP.
Here’s what you do instead. Go to Dropbox and sign up for an account. Once you’ve got an account you’ve got a few options. The best one is to install Dropbox onto your computer. This will give you a Dropbox folder into which you can put anything. You’ll find a “Public” sub-folder into which you can put files you want to share. Once your file is there, right-click on it, select the Dropbox item and choose “Copy Public Link”. Paste that link into the e-mail you’re sending me. I’ll be able to download the file at my own convenience and much quicker from your Dropbox account.