What is an SMTP? And what is SMTP2go? 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Thursday, February 6.
Did my walk today at Costco. A lot more fun than at 
-35 wind chill outside. And at Costco they give you
all kinds of different new foods about every 1/8 mile.
Usually the foods are nicely contrasting. One station 
might have three bite chunks of deep dish pizza, the
next might be a tangy 4-bean salad, then some crackers 
with chunky salsa, then some Greek yoghurt, and so on.

I just had to go pick up my meds, but naturally, I hiked
the store, enjoyed all the samples, and even bought a 
few items.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today's International Bonehead Award goes to A Floriduh nut wo was jailed for setting an apartment fire because a manager told him to stop masturbating in front of the window. Details at International Bonehead Awards From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 2000 Russia's acting President Vladimir Putin announced that Russian forces had captured Grozny, Chechnya. The capital city had been under the control of Chechen rebels. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. --- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963) I homesteaded in the Yukon, and built my own road. Next time I do that in Florida. --- DearWebby
If you are traveling or have a dynamic IP address, or occasionally send from McDonalds or a coffee shop, then you need SMTP2go for reliable and uncensored email SENDING. AND, Most ISPs demand that you use THEIR name after the @, instead of your chosen domain name. With SMTP2go you can use YOUR domain name, even if you travel or are at a Hotspot downtown. Send email from anywhere without ANY hassle with SMTP2go.

A man was on his way home with a new car, which was absorbing all his attention, when it struck him that he had forgotten something. Twice he stopped, counted his parcels, searched his pockets, but finally decided he had everything with him. Yet the feeling persisted. When he reached home his daughter ran out, stopped short, and cried, "Daddy, where's Mommy?"
>From Beth A lot of people wonder how you know if you're really in love. Just ask yourself this one question: "Would I mind being destroyed financially by this person?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kenneth Haskins,58, Tampa, Floriduh Jailed for setting apartment fire because manager told him to stop masturbating Reported by the Huffington Post If I can't masturbate in front of the window, nobody can. That's the attitude Florida man Kenneth Haskins may have had when he allegedly set his apartment complex on fire Sunday night, leaving four people homeless. The 58-year-old Tampa resident reportedly used flammable liquids to start the blaze because he wanted to get back at the complex's management company, Mar Plaza, Tampa Bay Times reports. Recently, management told him he needed to stop masturbating in front of his windows and front door, police told the paper. Haskins reportedly admitted to starting the fire to exact his revenge. No injuries were reported after the fire, which started at about 10 p.m. Bay News reports that firefighters had to evacuate more than 28 units and four were damaged, including Haskins'. Mar Plaza is a community of about 80 small apartments, serving low-income and disabled residents, according to the International Business Times. Haskins has lived there for more than a decade. Previously, his face was disfigured when he shot himself with a shotgun, police said. He didn't previously have a criminal history in Florida. He was charged with first-degree arson on Monday. He's being held in the Orient Road Jail without bail. Tech Support Pits From: Gordon Re: SMTP, wassat? Dear Webby, I have heard that term quite frequently, but nobody has ever been able to 'splain it satisfactorily. Most IT people claim it is some big, huge server, that can handle Gazzilions of emails, but that will shut me down without warning if I fail to obbey the stuff on page 47 of the user agreement. And now you got one of them "big huge servers" TO GO? You better explain that stuff so mere mortals can understand it! Thanks Gordon Dear Gordon I will ignore what it actually is, an agreed on protocol. That is sort of like the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Kinda vague, and not everybody agrees with it.. In reality it is the nickname for the part of a web server, that is the port, through which your email enters the net. Your email gets stamped by the SMTP (use that as a memory bridge) with the date and time and IP number of where your mail entered the net. If you send a threatening email to a certain Kenyan, the cops can look at the stamp and see that it was YOUR IP number. The SMTP also does a bunch of checking to make sure your email obeys the agreed on protocols. If it is OK, and with most email programs it will be OK, and if you are authorized to use that SMTP port, then the email is sent out towards the destination. That "authorized" bit is the snag. It prevents a spammer from using your ISP's SMTP port to send out tons of spam. You can send valentines cards to all your 300 Sweeties, no matter where they are, because YOU are authorized by your ISP. The spammer isn't. And if your ISP's SMTP port catches you spamming, then you will be cut off without warning, instantly and automatically. You won't even be able to write to your ISP about it. Such is the power of the SMTP port. At home your authorization is established by your DSL modem / router or your cable modem / router or even by your dial-up log-in. No problem there. The SMTP knows you are legit. However, if you are at a motel or hamburger joint or donut shop, the WiFi works fine and you can browse at acceptable speeds, but you can't send email. To make sure that no spammer comes in, buys a coffee and a donut, and then sends out a Million spams, they simply don't let their SMTP accept anybody except the manager. Here is where you need that SMTP2go. With that you got an SMTP port, that will recognize YOU, no matter where you are, at home, at the donut shop, at McDonalds in Peking, at Walmart on Mars, anywhere. There is also another important consideration. Most ISPs DEMAND, that you use their name after the @, not your own domain name, unless you pay $100 extra for a business account. With SMTP2go you can use gordon@gordonsboats.com as your FROM and REPLY-TO address. For business people that makes a huge difference. Try it out for free, and if you like it, get their $4.50 plan. Even without a big business, it is a lot nicer to send email with YOUR chosen address. I register domain names for $10 per year. Other registrars do it for $15 to $75 Hosting a small site is $4.50 a month, and nobody censors it except you, as long as it is reasonably legal. Then you can send mail as sexy@inthedungeon.net via your SMTP2go and receive mail at your domain. There you can use any email program you want. Information Overload? Ask me about details, that are not quite clear. By the way, inthedungeon.net is still available on a first come, first served basis. Whoever orders it first, gets it. amongstflowers.com is also still available. inthepew.com is still available. Tell me what you want, and I'll find you a suitable name. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reusable Refills for Swiffer I purchase microfiber dish towels at the dollar store. Since they're not very good for drying dishes because they do not absorb water, I use them for my Swiffer to clean my kitchen and bathroom floor. I just wet them down with warm water, wring them out then place them over the Swiffer and scrub the floor. They're washable, thus reusable and I don't have to spend the big bucks for refills. Source: Got the idea from my friend Julia. She does the same thing By Kathy Microfiber dishtowels absorb a cup full of water, if you treat them right. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER dry them in the dryer with a sheet of Bounce or similar anti-static! That makes them repel water! Just wring them out and hang them up. For drying dishes, which seems to be a lost art with today's dish soaps, that let everything dry without drop marks, lightly wet the microfiber cloth and wring it out HARD, as hard as you can. It won't hurt it, even when I do it. Then use that slightly damp microfiber cloth for drying and polishing dishes and silverware. It is the same on the floor. Until the microfiber is wet or at least damp, it does not do anything. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog
From Lil The fragrance department of a major New York City store where I shop is always pushing the latest scents. Attractive models move about the floor offering to spray customers with the newest bouquet. One day, outside the store's restaurant, a model sprayed two women who had just finished their lunch. When one woman com- mented that the perfume was too strong, the model replied, "The fragrance will be softer once the alcohol wears off." "See!" her friend chided. "I told you not to have that second drink."
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The new family in the neighborhood overslept, and their six- year-old daughter missed her school bus. The father, though late for work, had to drive her if she'd direct him to the school. They rode several blocks before she told him to turn the first time, several more before she indicated another turn. This went on for 20 minutes - but when they finally reached the school, it proved to be only a block from their home. The father, much annoyed, asked his daughter why she'd led him around in such a circle. The child explained, "That's the way the school bus goes, Daddy. It's the only way I know."
>from Victor I was working as a student operator at Michigan Tech. One particularly trying afternoon, the system was merrily crashing for a number of reasons. After about four such spectacles, we broadcast that the computer would be down for the remainder of the afternoon. There was a resigned groan from the users and they began to file out of the Center, except for one comely young woman with wide blue eyes who wandered up to the counter and queried: "What's wrong with the computer?" Too tired and irritated to give her a straight answer, I looked her straight in the eye and replied: "Broken muffler belt." A look of deep concern wafted into her expression as she asked: "Oh, that's bad. Can you call Midas?"

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1778 The United States gained official recognition from France
1815 The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad 
 charter to John Stevens.
1899 The U.S. Senate ratified a peace treaty between the U.S. 
 and Spain.
1900 The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace conference 
 decree that created in international arbitration court at 
 The Hague.
1911 The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, AZ.
1926 The National Football League adopted a rule that made 
 players ineligible for competition until their college class 
 graduated.
1932 Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic 
 competition.
1952 Britain's King George VI died. His daughter, Elizabeth II, 
 succeeded him.
1959 The U.S., for the first time, successfully test-fired a Titan 
 intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral.
1971 NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he 
 had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf 
 balls on the surface of the moon.
1972 Over 500,000 pieces of irate mail arrived at the mail 
 room of CBS-TV, when word leaked out that an edited-for-TV 
 version of the X-rated movie, "The Demand," would be shown.
1985 The French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted 
 its first new product in 123 years. The new items were water 
 with a twist of lemon, lime or orange.
1987 President Ronald Reagan turned 76 years old this day and 
 became the oldest U.S. President in history.
1998 Washington National Airport was renamed for U.S. 
 President Ronald Reagan with the signing of a bill by 
 U.S. President Clinton.
1999 King Hussein of Jordan transferred full political power 
 to his oldest son the Crown Prince Abdullah.
1999 Excerpts of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky's 
 videotaped testimony were shown at President Clinton's 
 impeachment trial.
1999 Heavy fighting resumed along the common border between 
 Ethiopia and Eritrea.
2000 Russia's acting President Vladimir Putin announced that 
 Russian forces had captured Grozny, Chechnya. The capital 
 city had been under the control of Chechen rebels.
2000 U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared 
 that she was a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from the 
 state of New York. It was a secure seat with no competition.
2001 Ariel Sharon was elected Israeli prime minister.
2002 A federal judge ordered John Walker Lindh to be held 
 without bail pending trial. Lindh was known as the 
 "American Taliban."
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