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September 15, 2006

Yahoo Mail Beta Now Open to All

A while back I experimented with Yahoo Mail Beta after learning of a trick from CyberNet to trick Yahoo into offering their Mail Beta. While I did like the interface which is similar to that of Outlook and Thunderbird it did tend to run a bit slow when it first loaded and causes my Firefox 2.0b2 to use a lot of memory. A couple items of interest the ‘bulk’ folder has been renamed to ‘spam’ and you can also view RSS feeds within the Mail application. Yahoo has now made their mail Beta available to all. The performance has improved…

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Firefox 1.5.0.7 Issues?

I’ve been keeping an eye out on Go Firefox! as well as mozillaZine. There seems to be a couple issues with some folks with the addons manager and secure websites. The biggest problem folks seem to be having is related to their Firewalls blocking Firefox 1.5.0.7. For firewall related issues check out: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firewalls For an easy to configure firewall I would suggest Sygate Personal Firewall. It is free and anytime an application tries to access the Internet or has changed since you last ran it, Sygate popups a box describing the issue and asking if you wish to allow this…

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Sygate Personal Firewall

To put it mildly the firewall that comes with Windows XP sucks!  It is a pain in the rear to try and configure as you have to create entries for each port the programs are going to access.  I have heard not so great things about Zone Alarm. Thanks to a tip from a member over at Go Firefox!, I looked into and have been using Sygate Personal Firewall. What I love about Sygate is the simple interface and configuration.  If an application is trying to connect to the Internet, Sygate will popup and and inform you that this application…

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