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Saturday, October 15, 2020

FREE SMTP Relay Servers

Do you need an SMTP relay server? Maybe not. For most people the SMTP server that comes with an ISP package works just fine. However, if your ISP blocks port 25, or you have a lot of emails you want to sent (ie: newsletters) then perhaps you could use the services of a relay server. Recently, I was searching online for just such a service for my son. He has a mailing list of about 5,000 but hasn't sent many newsletters lately because GMail will shut him down. Many people don't know it, but most ISP services and hosting services have a limit of about 200 - 250 emails that you can send in one day. Furthermore, it is often broken down in to how many you can send in an hour. Cross the limit and you will be shut down.

While searching for a relatively inexpensive alternative to authSMTP, I cam across two relatively new services ofter a FREE or NEARLY FREE service. And, unlike a service such as MailChimp, which has a free version, you can send newsletters and transactional email through them. A transactional email is really just anything other than a newsletter campaign.A great advantage of using these two services for all your outgoing email, is that you can track when your emails are opened.

The two services I found are: MailJet and Elastic Email. MailJet has a free service of 6,000 emails per month, but not more than 200 emails per day. Elastic Email has a per email charge of $0.001 per email. Great for newsletters if you have a small mailing list. Send a 1,000 emails for a buck.

MailJet
All in one email solution.An undelivered email is a lost prospect. 20% don't reach their recipient. Send both your transactional (website) and marketing (newsletter) emails with a 3 minutes SMTP set-up. Increase your deliverability and optimize your IP reputation in real time.

Affordable & scalable, our solution doesn't require HTML or other technical skills.

Be sure each email from your website gets maximum chances to reach the Inbox. ISP rules (DKIM signatures, ...) and recommendations change frequently. We manage this for you, and more: we monitor your campaigns and IP address reputation dynamically to ensure maximum deliverability.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Syntax Highlighting

9 Top Online Syntax Highlighting Sites

Syntax highlighting is very important especially when we want to show our code example in a blog. By enabling the syntax highlighting on the blog, readers can read the code blocks easier.

There are a lot of free and useful syntax highlighting scripts available. Most of the scripts are written using Javascripts, though some of them are powered by other programming languages such as Phyton or Ruby.

Though there are a lot of Syntax Highlighting Scripts that are powered by Javascript, today I am looking at what is available to use online without having to set up your own website or web-page. After about an hour using Goggle, I was able to come up with 9 tools to do the job. I suspect some of these tools use the same engine. Here is what I found.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

SpringPad

How do you capture all the stuff that you want to remember?

Just found this great new site. It's called SpringPad. In short, Springpad is a free personal organizer to save and use just about anything — recipes, products, restaurants, ideas, notes, articles, and more.

Some of the things you might want to use SpringPad for:

Organization
Put your to-do lists in springpad and get rid of paper notes. Keep notes on anything. Set alarms to text or email reminders to you.

Food
Collect recipes from any website. Create meal plans with a full list of ingredients. Make lists of restaurants you love or want to try.

Home
Keep track of weekly chores and events. Track receipts and budgets, home remodeling projects, and your pet's medical history.

Travel
Put your packing lists, hotel/rental car confirmation numbers, and Google Maps in one place. Keep track of places you want to visit.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

AddThis

Your content. Everywhere.

AddThis is a free way to boost traffic back to your site by making it easier for visitors to share your content. I haven't added this to my website yet, but plan to do so shortly.

Help your users share your content everywhere. Generate traffic back to your site and increase your site's search engine ranking. It only takes seconds to get AddThis, and it's free! Here are just a few great AddThis features:

• Smartest sharing tool
• Largest collection of services
• Supports over 50 languages
• Faster performance
• Highly customizable
• Powerful analytics
• Private and secure
• Share Flash widgets


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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Cheap Hi-Speed Internet

High-Speed Internet 5Mbps for $18.95 /Month

Looking for a cheap hi-speed internet service. I just came across this service available in Ontario and Quebec. Apparently it's been around for a couple of years. Now offering hi-speed service for only $18.95 /month. With unlimited service and no activation fees. Great if you are into downloading media. No limit on bandwidth and you can get encrypted browsing if you want it  Also, 100GB of online storage, SSH tunnels and a FREE static IP address are available. In order to get the $18.95 rate, you have to pre-pay for one year. After that, the rate is $33.95 /month. Still a great deal considering the unlimited bandwidth.

What if you don't have an active Phone Line?
Acanac`s Naked DSL lets you surf the net without having an active phone line. This is great for cell phone users who do not have land lines or Voip users who are tired of paying the big bucks to the major phone providers. All you need for Naked (Dry Loop) DSL is a phone jack. No dial tone is necessary.

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