Fighting Spam With Spam  

I dont think I need to mention Spam to you, but recently it grew out of portion for my main email address.. courtesy to some really high profile internet marketers who even allowed their web designers to use the list. Looked like a business relation turned personal affair where even your uncle's friend is your uncle. Weird people!

Anyhow, this is not about what I suffered but how to get rid of it.
1) Gmail has some interesting features that you can use to fight spam. E.g. if your email address is, you can use x.yz@gmail to manage all email subscriptions. This way you won't be exposing your primary email address to them and you can easily cut of this email address anytime. The other option is to create another gmail account and use the forwarding option from there on.

2) The other option are services like

Both of these services have their own firefox addon available. If you install the addon then with one right click you can generate an temporary email address that will last only for 6-12 hours. So if you got to download a report or get access to a webpage that requires your email address, this looks to be a really good option. You can generate this kind of email address with a right click, use it to get access or whatever report you want and forget about it. You won't be receiving any email ever after from that website. The good thing is you won't have to worry about your email address being sold further or receiving email from friends of friends either.

While I have tried at first go and found it great, I don't know if there is some problem with their server as it often fails to generate email address. I think its because of server load. Spamavert has some good feature like it immediately opens up the concerned email inbox also, so you don't have to login anywhere.

Oh btw here is the link to firefox addon for both:

Spamavert Addon
TemporaryInbox Addon

Hope this helps!

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Busy With  

My aff marketing and internet marketing work has been keeping me pretty busy for quite some time now but at same time there are a hell lot of other things that I have been trying to do. One of them is launch of - a site dedicated to dog breeders and kennel owners in India. I have been feeling that there was plenty of space for such a site in Indian scenario.

The dog market is booming, almost as good as it would be in any other part of world. However people are still trading offline, most of them don't even have their own website to showcase their dog. So I thought why not, lets take a shot at it. Till now most of the publicity is word of mouth publicity. Most dog owners that we have talked to have been very enthusiastic about the website and feel there is a lot to come in this area.

Dog owners, kennel owners can place their own classified ads, create their profiles, create forums and communities. We plan to rope in a lot of dog shows sponsorship as the site gains momentum.

There is a lot to be done in this area and I hope this site for dogs in India hits the #1 spot.

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XoftSpy Spyware Adware Review: My Expert Opinion (IMHO)  

Being into software and web development has its own advantages and disadvantages. Like its easier to hook up with girls since they often mess their PC and don't know how to get out, which means you get free invites to their place :). At same time, you often have to download things that might be potentially dangerous and often harm your computer.

Last time I was hit, it took me a few days to get out of it. It was not a virus, but rather an innoccous adware, well that is what it looked like. Started with just giving me a pop-up window if I used Internet explorer. Remember that I user Opera so Internet Explorer is not a big deal for me. But it soon spread like a virus, and before I could realize my system was taken over. I was no longer the administrator and all the system process users were showing blank names.

If you don't understand what I am talking about but can feel that you are going through it then I recommend XoftSpy.

Anyhow, I won't go into technical details here. Rather I will present the Xoftspy review and what it can do for you.  Find and remove infected files immediately whether they reside in running processes, files, folders, or registry entries. It scans almost everything.

One of the things I liked the most is XoftSpy has one of the largest spyware databases of any spyware removal tool and includes automatic feature updates for protection against new spyware and adware. Once Xoft Spy find the infection, it labels it for you and indicates its threat level. Delete all the threats, or only specific ones.

The software was able to clearly get rid of all the issues. Few noticeable things were

1) The system was noticeably faster

2) There was no adware or spyware problem thereafter.

3) It was available for immediate download which was a big plus.

4) There were no side effects. Yes, there are adware and spyware that manipulate your system to their advantage.

The only drawback. Not too many options for the user. There is a scheduler available though but I am sure advanced user like me (IMHO), will definitely prefer more options like selecting the files to remove.

If I am asked to rate it on a scale 1 to 10. I will give XoftSpy a rating of 9/10.

Here is the direct download link to the software.

Click Here To Download XoftSyp For Free Now

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Minimizing Firefox To System Tray  


but when you are into web development you have to resort to firefox often for the add-on. Funny though that since addon have started appearing I have stopped seeing progress in firefox, its memory heavy, cpu heavy, slowest browser that is now just for Google promotion - The very reason for its existence.


Anyhow I am quite used to opera where pressing ctrl+H send it to system tray, freeing the task bar space. So I thought may be someone at firefox is trying to copy that too. But no, finally had to get an add-on (an unsigned addon that carries as much security risk as anything else) to minimize firefox to the system tray.

Here is the link to it -

To customize this add-on, go to Tools menu of Firefox and the n click Add-ons.

Now select Minimize to Tray Add-on and click options.

This will open the options window. Check the options you like.

Click ok and you are done. 

Works could have been inbuilt in firefox!

Till the time firefox itself becomes anything worth competing with Opera or Even Flock you'll have to rely on addons.

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