Why It is OK to Unsubscribe

  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

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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