Apr
5
2008

Why was Yahoo SMTP misbehaving?

Yahoo provides free SMTP access to all its non yahoo.com domain email addresses. I started using the server around 6 months back. The best part was that the SMTP servers were dumb. They were acting as open message relays for anyone who had a valid Yahoo ID. So I could send an email message as […]

Feb
27
2008

The blog is still alive but in a coma!

I am really pressed for time in this internship interview, TA, exam, test and assignment scenario. Will post soon about something that interests me (or some new trick I learnt) soon

Dec
21
2007

Orkut and a Worm

So its not often that my computer is actually infected by a Worm (or Virus). But then when I got an email from an old friend about scrapping when I hadn’t done so, I was surprised. A quick and thorough scan of my PC revealed nothing. Now I faintly remembered receiving 2 scraps (which obviously […]

Oct
13
2007

Yahoo India SMS

At first when I saw this my reaction was ‘huh’ (can they afford to do this?). Then it was ‘wow’ it would be cool if they did that. Finally when I found yesterday that my account had been upgraded to their RC (Release Candidate version), I couldn’t help but try sending an SMS and guess […]

Jul
4
2007

AOL MyeAddress, completely non-functional; Tech support, completely incompetent

I have been an avid fan of new services offered by companies, to compare different ones and find the best to use. So for my domain I have been using Google Apps for e-mail and it has been working flawlessly. Needless to say I have been very happy with them (kudos!). Support was quite non-existent […]

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