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Comment: Mac Mini w/ frontrow (Score 1) 516

by solosaint (#33460550) Attached to: Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?
Hate to sound like a fan boy, but I too tried everything and now i Love my setup, mac mini with frontrow is the way to go. email me if you have any questions about my setup. PS i put HULU and Boxee inside front row along with a folder attached to a NAS device that has my archive collection on it.

+ - Email Commandments? 1

Submitted by solosaint
solosaint (699000) writes "I am tired of explaining to people how to properly use email... So I thought of coming up with the "Email Commandments" ... I have 4 so far, anyone think of anything else that irks them or they wish everyone knew before they were granted an email address?

        1. Do not forward crap: if it is noteworthy to send to others, remove the forward form the subject line, clean up the text. If it is something you want to talk about that is trivial, post it on your blog, Facebook or twitter, email is for more of a direct communication.
        2. Do not put an image in your signature: images in your signature are super 90's geekness, not to mention it takes up valuable space and bandwidth (especially for mobile devices). When someone must look for a file from you, they will see an attachment on every mail from you. it screams newebie and begs for excommunication.
        3. Use BCC not CC. I don't want other people to have my email address so the next time they click on a rogue attachment I am emailed. use the BCC option when sending group emails, UNLESS it is imperative that everyone see who is in the "group" being emailed, for example an email to a few co-workers about a group picnic, who is going to bring what.
        4. Do not send things via a website. If you see something cool on the web, copy the link in the browser and paste it into the email you want to share with someone. If you use the websites "send to a friend" it gives the website owners your friends email address"
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+ - What can one do to persecute SPAMers?

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solosaint
solosaint writes "I have a great email address that I was very careful with for many years, however I do keep getting tons of Real Estate related email, brokers, realtors, etc... Is there anything I can do more other than clicking on "Report as Spam" button? Other than checking with any local agencies who may have had my email address (like the Phoenix Association of Realtors who swears they took me off their list) I have clients who use third party mail services and they all have SLAs that state you must know and do business with these people you email, if you do not, you are in violation of the rules and your account will be suspended. Well, I am sick of being violated!"

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