Friday, July 30, 2010
How Use Outlook and Sharepoint Meeting Workspaces Together
Often times, Microsoft gives multiple ways of accomplishing a task. In the early days of computing this was quite an "innovative" idea. Old DOS (TTY) software was plain text with a menu, and to accomplish a process required a certain precise set of steps.
Today, we no longer live in a "menu driven" world, this has it's benefits and it's liabilities and Microsoft Office / Sharepoint integration is no exception to this rule.
This tutorial is designed for people who use Microsoft Office and Microsoft Sharepoint and who want to make the most of a "Meeting Workspace"
Micorosoft Outlook Meeting Workspaces and Sharepoint
Sunday, July 18, 2010
How to use IMAPSYNC with Yahoo IMAP
IMAPSYNC is a cool tool that let's you sync folders between 2 IMAP style mailboxes. If you use Ubuntu (and why don't you?). You can get it from apt-get with this command
sudo apt-get install imapsync
The syntax is fairly straight forward, until you want to sync with a "Yahoo" IMAP server, because the Yahoo server has a few 'tricks'.
So to make it easy just grab a copy of this perl script
BWebCentral - imapsync-yahoo
Which will allow you to select the imap yahoo server correctly
The servers for syncing with Yahoo are
1) imap.mail.yahoo.com - For standard unencpted imap
2) imap-sll.mail.yahoo.com - For SSL Encrypted imap
How it Works:
The orginal imapsync, sends the login command as "Login". For strange reasons yahoo will not authentice with "Login". Instead you have to use "login" or "LOGON". So a simple change to remove the uppercase "L" fixes this
Yahoo IMAP requires a secret command to be sent at the start of the session, otherwise it will not authenticate you.
This command is "ID ("GUID" "1")". Thanks to
http://ameir.net/blog/archives/43-Yahoo!-Mail-IMAP-Proxy.htmlhttp://ameir.net/blog/archives/43-Yahoo!-Mail-IMAP-Proxy.html for explaining how this works
Have fun syncing your imap folders
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