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Thu
14
Jul
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Links won't Open?

Infopackets Reader Leonard M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I sure hope you can help with this one -- My web page links will not open properly in Outlook Express (OE). Often times, I'll try and click a link in an email, and it just opens a blank window and ... goes no further. The links simply won't open! I had to copy and paste your web address into the Internet Explorer (IE) address box in order to get here -- and it's a royal pain in the butt! I am thinking that maybe my Popup Stopper or Spyware programs have done something to my system and I'm not sure how to get the link functionality back. ... (view more)

Fri
24
Jun
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'Watcher', and 'The Web With A Condom'

Watcher Most Windows users discover it with time: right after Windows is installed, or when one gets a new PC, the machine is "clean". Startup and shutdown are fast, the system directories are not crowded with files that contain God knows what, no ... useless program is wasting your CPU 24/24, etc. Then, things start deteriorating The Basic idea: help you keep a clean Windows machine. The way Watcher works is pretty simple: basically, it starts by taking a snapshot of important parts of your Windows system; then it tracks changes (every time you log in, or whenever you want to). When a change is ... (view more)

Fri
17
Jun
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MetaProducts Links Organizer Review

Synopsis: Do you have a bazillion Internet Favorites (bookmarks) stored in your web browser and aren't sure which ones work and which ones don't? Is your Start Menu ultra-cluttered with so many program links, that the list goes off the screen every ... time you click "Start"? If so, then you *need* Links Organizer! Links Organizer was developed to provide quick access to most kinds of links on your system -- from Start Menu and Desktop, to Internet Favorites and Bookmark links. Using Links Organizer, you can inspect, edit and exchange links between categories. It also includes a links ... (view more)

Thu
02
Jun
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'Online Pdf Conversion', and 'Unofficial Web Applications List'

Online PDF Conversion Makes it possible for anyone to instantly convert their files to PDF or Image without the need of installing special software. http://convert.neevia.com/ Unofficial Web Applications List Folks like OddPost and Google have also ... been pushing the boundaries of browser-based technologies really hard, with the result that we have seen some really amazing web applications in recent years, such as Google Suggest and Google Maps. There is no doubt the feet of progress will continue to march on, and we should see even more fantastic web applications in the coming years. This site ... (view more)

Wed
09
Feb
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Answers.com: 1-click answers to 1 million topics at your fingertips

Question: aside from Google, what's the coolest and the most quickest way to get definitions and explanations for over 1 million topics, including persons, places, and things? Answer: Answers.com. No kidding! Powered by GuruNet technology, ... Answers.com acts much like a hybrid Internet-based Encyclopedia and Search Engine all-in-one on steroids. As opposed to standard search engines that serve up a list of links for you to follow, Answers.com displays quick, snapshot answers with concise, reliable information and incorporates content from "over 100 authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries ... (view more)

Wed
20
Oct
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Zone Alarm Pro: ad blocker gives Garbled HTML code?

Infopackets Reader Les M. writes: " Dear Dennis, Firstly, well done and many thanks for a most informative newsletter. Today I am writing you because I have a most annoying and frustrating problem with web pages not displaying properly. I use ... Windows XP (Home Edition), and have recently upgraded to broadband (with AOL 9.0) ... [What is happening is that] web pages are loaded through Internet Explorer with at least a paragraph of garbled HTML code at the top, followed by other odd elements of the page scattered randomly, and sometimes repeated 3 or 4 times down the page. I suspected that ... (view more)

Sat
13
Mar
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Can't remove / uninstall MyWebSearch?

Infopackets Reader "Cospul" writes: " Dennis, please warn all your subscribers to avoid the browser plug-in called 'MyWebSearch'! I downloaded and installed the said browser enhancement, only to find out that it hijacked my Microsoft Internet ... Explorer every time I went on the Internet! Whatever web page or site that I go to, MyWebSearch either displays the Mywebsearch website or displays an error message which reads, 'Can't find website notice.' My Internet Explorer is completely useless and acts if possessed! I emailed the support at Mywebsearch 3 times and explained how their ... (view more)

Mon
09
Feb
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Infopackets Mail Server Update

Recall -- In mid December 2003, I mentioned that the infopackets web server was too stressed to continue delivering newsletter emails to Readers, and that an additional dedicated web server was needed. Early last month, I ordered the new server and ... began programming it to do nothing more than process and send the email version of the infopackets newsletter. Unfortunately, this required quite a bit of work and technical expertise using an operating system that I'm not very familiar with (Unix). Side note: The Unix operating system was developed by Bell Labs in the late 1960's. The main focus ... (view more)

Wed
14
Jan
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Track emails received by recipient?

Infopackets Reader Brian 'BigJohn2' writes: " A year ago (maybe longer), I downloaded a freeware program from the web that allowed me to know when my emails were received by the recipient. I have since run into some complications with my computer ... system, had to reformat my entire hard drive, and wasn't able to save any of my downloaded utility programs. The real bummer is that I've completely forgotten the name of this tracking program and am unable to reference it on the web. Are you aware of such a program? " My response: After fumbling through Google for an answer, I came across ... (view more)

Tue
18
Nov
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Trace the origin of an email abuser?

Over the weekend, I received a fascinating question from Infopackets Reader Ric J.: " Hi Dennis! I just read your email regarding the eBook, 'Email For Newbies v2.1', and have a question about email headers. I know that email headers show persons IP ... address, but, is there anyway that I can find out where a person lives? The reason I ask is because I been having a problem with a person and the only thing I have is the IP address of the individual. Any help would be great; thanks! " My response: The answer is that, yes, you can track the origin of an email to a certain extent -- ... (view more)

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