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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How to disable GMail's spam filter

How to disable GMail's spam filter

GMail's spam filtering is usually excellent, but sometimes it can get over-zealous.  The first thing to know is that mail from people in your GMail Contacts list is never flagged as spam. So regular correspondents should be added to to your GMail Contacts.
If you want to turn off GMail spam filtering altogether, here's how...

The following steps will set up a filter to ensure that all e-mail goes to your Inbox and never to your Spam folder...

  • Log into in your web browser
  • Click  'Options' (the cog icon on the top right of the screen)
  • Click 'Mail Settings'
  • Click 'Filters'
  • Click 'Create a new filter' (at bottom of list)
  • In the 'Doesn't have' field, enter "opsjk fokjaw9ptu4398ru39u9u93flkoifjew" (or any other long, random character string you choose)
  • Click 'Next Step'
  • Tick the box "Never send it to Spam"
  • Click "Create Filter".

I have several secondary GMail accounts that currently forward all mail to my master GMail account.   By disabling spam filtering on all except the master GMail account, there is only one Spam folder to check periodically for false positives (mis-labelled "ham").

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Remove your Facebook account from your Windows Live Messenger

To help you remove your Facebook account from your Windows Live Messenger, kindly follow the steps below.

1. Sign-in your account using

2. Click Manage above Your contact info

3. Click Edit

4. Click Remove this connection completely

5. Hit Remove

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Where does Google Music store the “offline tracks” on Android?



I have about 8 gigs of music stored within Google Music, and I recently got sick of streaming (and risking data charges), so I painstakingly allowed it to be stored offline. So my fresh 16 gig SD card now only had 8 gigs left. Then, I flashed a new rom, thinking that all my music would still be there cached (or however it works), but I was wrong. When I click "show offline tracks only" within the Google Music app, it shows nothing, yet my SD card still only has 8 gigs of space left.

So, my question is, where are these offline tracks stored on my SD card so I can go in and delete them, to free up space so I can back them all up again?




you can clean this folder out if you wish.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Make windows 7, read your ebooks to you with voice, on the kindle pc reader

Make windows 7 read your ebooks to you with voice, on the kindle pc reader.
Text to speech!!!
Steps: 1) download the voice version of the reader (250 mb)
2) take note of the shortcuts
3) on windows click start, and type speech, click on the speech icon on the top of the start menu and go through the steps of the wizard
4)open a book on the kindle pc reader and press Ctrl + R on your keyboard to start reading (see other keyboard shortcuts on the image below)

kindle accesibility shortcuts

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kingsoft Antivirus 2012 Innovative Cloud Security System, Unbelievably Fast and Powerful!

I am seldom surprised with the new product, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tested Kingsoft free cloud antivirus. the reason why I was surprised is because this antivirus uses very low resources and what this means is that older computers or netbooks can now have a fast cloud-based protection without struggling with slow antivirus programs. The installation only took 1 min. and it was ready to scan! Since I just installed it today I cannot know how it measures up against other antivirus programs that I use, however my netbook did not have any antivirus so I installed it on that one. So you can download it and give it a go and let me know



Monday, July 23, 2012

solution to stop firefox & flash crashing and lockups

the flash crashes are a confirmed Adobe bug.
the problem is caused by too many sandboxing methods stacked, Flash
introduced "protected mode" in its plugin which causes no end to trouble
for Gecko browsers that are already using OOPP.

Adobe itself recommends disabling Protected Mode until a fix comes out that is resolving the issue.

To disable Protected Mode you need to edit the mms.cfg file located in one of the two directories:

Windows 32bit: C:\windows\system32\macromed\flash
Windows 64bit: C:\windows\syswow64\macromed\flash

Just open the file with a text editor (you may have to run it as Administrator) and add the following line to the mms.cfg file:

ProtectedMode = 0

Thursday, July 19, 2012

When to Use Protect Tab vs Lock Tab in Firefox


One of the best extensions for Firefox is Tab Mix Plus because of the enhancements to the tab browsing that can’t be found elsewhere. There is also another extension called tab browser extensions that provides similar functionality.

There are two options that provide similar but possibly confusing functionality. You can see in the screenshot below the Protect Tab and Lock Tab on the menu.

Here’s when you should use each feature:

Protect Tab

  • If you want to make sure that a tab cannot be closed. This is useful to make certain you don’t accidentally close a tab.

Lock Tab

  • A lock tab cannot navigate to a new URL. This means that it is “locked” on the current URL. If you have this tab selected and you click a bookmark link, history, or a link on the page, the link will open in a new tab.

You can also combine the two on a single tab. For instance, I both lock and protect my Google Reader tab, which I always keep as the first tab so I can quickly switch back to it.