Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Getting Started with IMAP for Gmail....

What is IMAP?

IMAP, or Internet Message Access Protocol, lets you download messages from Gmail's servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with a program like Microsoft Outlook Express or Apple Mail, even when you aren't connected to the Internet.

IMAP creates a constant connection between mail clients (desktop and/or mobile) and Gmail.

What's the difference between IMAP and POP?

Unlike POP, IMAP offers two-way communication between your web Gmail and your email client(s). This means when you log in to Gmail using a web browser, actions you perform on email clients and mobile devices (ex: putting mail in a 'work' folder) will instantly and automatically appear in Gmail (ex: it will already have a 'work' label on that email).

In addition, IMAP provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your email at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.

Finally, IMAP offers a more stable experience overall. Whereas POP is prone to losing messages or downloading the same messages multiple times, IMAP avoids this through its two-way syncing capabilities between your mail clients and your web Gmail.

If you're trying to decide between using POP and using IMAP with your Gmail account, we recommend IMAP.

How much does IMAP cost?

IMAP for Gmail is free.

Great! How do I get started?

First, you'll need to enable IMAP in your Gmail account. Once IMAP is enabled, follow the configuration instructions for your client of choice. Currently, only the clients listed are supported for IMAP. If you'd like to download your Gmail messages with a different client, please check to see if it's on our list of supported POP clients.

When you've enabled IMAP and set up your client, sign in to Gmail through the client and watch your messages arrive. You'll notice that all of your custom Gmail labels will appear in your client as folders, with copies of the messages to which you've applied those labels. While we'd like to make your IMAP experience match the Gmail web interface as much as possible, some Gmail-specific features and terms, such as conversation threading and stars, won't appear in your client. Don't worry; you can still perform all the usual Gmail functions, just in a slightly different way. The IMAP behavior chart shows you how to perform common functions on your IMAP client.

Please note that every client handles IMAP in a slightly different way. If you're curious about the specific use of your client, please contact the client's support team.

Learn more ..

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

naukri.com launched It's revamp : Web 2.0

Breaking News for Jobseekers & Recruiters.

This weekend India's No. 1 Job Site www.naukri.com launched it's revamp.

Naukri.com is now more cool, cleaner and faster than ever before.

Naukri.com applied major features in web 2.0. Use of intelligent JavaScript, CSS & AJAX Technology provides powerful features & incredible user experience to the site while at the other side It shifted to latest technology in Open Source (LAMP - Linux, Apache2.x.x, MySQL5.x.x, PHP5.x.x) with the complete MVC architecture (OOPS) which provides the good control to developers, and quick development of new product features & enhancements.

So why are you waiting... Just visit the site and enjoy the thrill.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!!

Breaking news: R3 and StickleBack Yahoo tools Open Sourced

Two of the most important Yahoo’s platform tools have been published to the Open Source world for your pleasure:
  • r3 allows developers of web applications to customize and translate their UI for different languages, markets and uses. It allows developers to modify existing functionality and add new plug-ins via the Stickleback extension engine.
  • Stickleback is a general purpose plug-in framework. It ships with tools that allow developers to build and extend PHP command-line and gui applications. It forms the basis of 'r3', a web app customization and localization engine.

Google Desktop Search Now For Linux...

Google has released a new version of Google Desktop with support for Linux. As with early
versions of the Windows tool and the recently release Mac OS X tool, Google Desktop for Linux is just the desktop search engine component, but the company says eventually support for the sidebar and gadgets will be added. The Linux version of Google Desktop can index OpenOffice documents, PDF and PostScript files, text and HTML, man pages, music, video and image files, web history (provided you use Firefox) and emails from Gmail and/or Thunderbird.
If you’re not a Firefox user Google Desktop can still index things like bookmarks, but you won’t have access to your web history.
Currently Microsoft Office documents can not be indexed and, regrettably, neither can chat transcripts or archive files.
Google Desktop for Linux officially supports Ubuntu 6.10+, Debian 4.0+, Fedora Core 6+, SUSE 10.1+ running on x86 hardware, however, so long as you have the core components (glibc 2.3.2 or later and gtk+ 2.2.0 or later) installed, it should work with just about any x86 distro.
Unlike some Google offerings, Google Desktop for Linux is not open source. Google says the tool is based on its own desktop search algorithms not existing Linux search programs.
Although there are already some great desktop search programs for Linux (Beagle comes to mind), it’s nice to see Google make good on its promise to delivery more Linux software offerings. Google Desktop for Linux joins Picasa, Google Earth and the Firefox toolbar, all of which offer Linux support.


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