MailScanner – new install script

Julian released a new installer script for MailScanner this evening for non-rpm based distros. Previously you had to manually copy files into directories, create symlinks etc., etc., as well as worry about having the full set of Perl modules. The new script does away with all that. The tarball includes all the required perl libraries/modules […]

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Mandrake 9.1 on the lap

As I missed running linux on my desktop I finally decided this evening to take the plunge and load it onto my laptop. Hardware used: – Dell Latitude – PIII 850 My experience with this installation was horrendous, but that was more the laptop’s fault than Mandrake’s. I had been given copies of the Mandrake […]

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The joys of email filtering

Once you start offering email filtering people expect it to work 100% of the time and are very unforgiving when they get one or two emails that they shouldn’t have. The biggest issue facing anybody offering professional email filtering is balancing the “spam” vs. “ham” (desired email). A lot of email marketing, albeit desired by […]

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The stats are now updated every week or so, which gives it all an interesting twist. We have moved up one whole place!! It’s not that meaningful really, but it is kind of amusing to watch. What I do find interesting is the way we are overtaking some of the old telco offshoots that […]

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Mailman and 42go

I’ve spent a good bit of the evening trying to persuade Mailman that working would be a good idea. Luckily Niall came to my rescue, but I am still confused as to why it decided to stop working. I am not a happy camper!! Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Amazon XML – Cool Tools

I was browsing Hotscripts last night when I came across yet another cool little tool based on Amazon XML. Less than two years ago Amazon gave their XML interface a “soft launch” and the number of tools and scripts you can now get to interface with it is simply overwhelming. There are two plugins installed […]

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The Intelligent Virus

This week we saw the arrival of what could best be described as an “intelligent virus”. Most viruses rely to some degree on social engineering in order to trick the recipient into clicking on the attachment and thus infecting their PC. However, until now at least, most of these viruses were not that convincing. This […]

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They have finally upgraded and reworked the backend over at The previous version of the site was painfully slow to load regardless of your connection speed, while the new one has obviously been optimised. We’re now ranked 19 on the IE toplist, which is nice. Last month was not a very active month for […]

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Growth Rate

According to the latest figures released by we are now ranked 21st for Ireland. There are a number of flaws with the stats, however, as an extremely rough barometer, it is interesting. John McCormack’s WhoisIreland also provides statistics, which seem to be slightly closer to reality. In either case we are definitely expanding, […]

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MyDoom vs M$ vs Linux

Earlier this week a number of media sources reported on the aftermath of the MyDoom virus. What was quite shocking was the way they handled or, more accurately, mishandled it. Both RTE and BBC attributed the blame to linux / Open Source. If that were not bad enough, one of the commentators on Irish radio […]

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