Monday, March 26, 2007

Let your Outlook Express be spam-free free

A contact of mine sent me an email and at the footer of the email was a message saying that "I am using the free version of SPAMfighter for private users. It has removed 11,097 spam emails to date. Paying users do not have this message in their emails. Try SPAMfighter for free now!"

Try I did and found it a wonderful tool - saves me lots of terrible drudgery and time I always take to delete many dozens of dreaded spam emails that flood my Outlook Express inbox each morning when I open up the computer.

This remarkable SPAMfighter Standard is a free tool for Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail that automatically and efficiently filters spam and phishing fraud. SPAMfighter has partnered with Microsoft to build "the strongest, safest and most effective antispam tool on the market."

Whenever new mail arrives, it will automatically be tested by SPAMfighter. If it's spam, it will be instantly moved to the spam folder. Then you can run through the spam folder if you want to.

The program can be used with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP or Windows Vista.

Well, try SPAMfighter for free now!

(This is not a sponsored post.)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Time Machine for Your Websites

Jeff Mulligan of CBMall pointed out to me an amazing site that can take one back in time. It is like a time machine as far as websites are concerned:

You can go to this site, enter any website URL and click "Take Me Back". It will then show you what that website looked like on a series of dates in the past, as way back as 1996.

It is a very useful tool which can be used in research to see in what direction your competitors are evolving. It can also be used to gauge the strength of progress of a potential partner.

I tried it with the URL of my seven-month-old blog but it was too new to have any matches. When I put in the URL of my 10-month-old website, , I discovered that prior to my acquiring the domain name, a certain company had been using the domain name for a business opportunity website before me for more than two years.

It is an amazing tool. According to the write-up, with this tool you can browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to several months ago. And it is a free service for all.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Don’t blog your way to Jail

Leonard Chen has an interesting post over at He says when deciding what to write, it’s best to avoid topics like Religion, Politics and Racism – otherwise you may end up blogging your way to jail.

Yes, you can go to jail by blogging on the wrong topics.

As for blogging on religion, recently on February 22, 2007, Egyptian blogger named Abdel Kareem Suleiman (a.k.a. “Kareem Amer” online) was sentenced to 4 years jail for expressing his views on his religion in his blog.

As for political blogging, in February 2005, an Iranian blogger had been jailed 14 years. Arash Sigarchi was arrested after using his blog to criticize the arrest of other online journalists. They accused Sigarchi of a string of crimes against Iranian state, including espionage and insulting the country’s leaders.

As for racist blogging, for posting racist remarks against Muslims and Malays on the Internet, two ethnic Chinese Singaporeans – a blogger and a web forum user – were sentenced to jail under the Sedition Act on October 7, 2005.

Freedom of speech is recognized freely in the United States but this cannot be assumed in some other parts of the world, as can be seen by the above examples.