Why It is OK to Unsubscribe

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  Having moved the Silicon Valley Code Camp mailing list to a professional emailing service this year (SendGrid) I have learned quite a bit about mailing.  For the first 7 years, I did all my own SMTP mailing. That is, when I would send an email, I would go directly through my own SMTP mail server.  This meant I had to deal with lots of issues including things like both Google and Yahoo throttling my email.  By that I mean that when I would send too many emails (like more than 100 I think) to the Gmail or Yahoo domains, both sites would start bouncing saying I was sending to many.  My solution was to throttle those myself so that when I would send an email, I’d trickle out emails to duplicate domains.  … Continue Reading

How To Setup Your Own Pop3/IMAP Email Server for Local Development Testing

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For the past few months, I’ve been working on building an HTML5 email web client.  It’s fundamentally server based for gathering email.  That means, when I test, I need to connect my server software to both POP3 and IMAP servers.  I’ve been abusing public email services (names not mentioned) and it has made life a little difficult.  That is also not to mention that I often program away from my office which means I pay hotspot charges that can really mount up quickly. So, I spent a couple hours this morning setting up a local POP3/IMAP mail server on my windows 7 (OK, actually Windows 8 Preview but the process is the same).   Install HMailServer Download and install the latest from … Continue Reading

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