July 27, 2007

Using Gmail SMTP server to send mails

Filed under: Development,FOSS,Linux — mifan @ 8:49 pm

The last couple of weeks I had a horrid time. My favourite past-time: sending emails, was cut short due to some problem in my email client, coupled with our SMTP server, which kept giving me this error message:
Error while performing operation.
Welcome response error: Transaction failed

A number of Googling searches led me knowhere, so I turned to a solution of another sort from Google: The GMail SMTP server. Luckily, I could setup my Evolution Client on my Linux box within no time, to use and send mail via the GMail SMTP server. The steps are below:

  • In your GMail account, goto settings>Accounts
  • Add another email address there, in this case my email addy that complains.. πŸ™‚
  • Verify the email address in GMail
  • In Evolution (or whatever client you use), Edit your mail preferences
  • Under server, add
  • Enable TLS encryption
  • Under authentication, add <yourgmailusername> as your username
  • Click Ok, enter the password when required, and cross your fingers πŸ™‚

Thus, with some simple steps and some faith, I started sending emails again, thus becoming a nuisance to the world once again :p


July 5, 2007

The 7 Wonders of the World?

Filed under: Life — mifan @ 4:08 pm

It is as Gandalf said: “The greatest event of our time is here”. Since 2001, there has been an effort to identify a newer list of the seven wonders of the world, and a voting system is set up here, with the results being announced on 07-07-07 in Portugal. Although criticism exists for the officialism of the process, the hype is there, and anticipation is at an all time high.

Since only one structure from the ancient wonders remain, it is high time something of this nature comes up, as there already is many different lists propping up. However, what we need is something accepted as ‘official’ πŸ™‚

I love the way the Indian campaign for the Taj Mahal is going, BTW. A.R. Rahman does it again, with the release of a new single to encourage the world to vote for the Taj Mahal

So move it, and start voting. Awaiting the results on the great day: 07-07-07. πŸ™‚

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