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How to import all your old emails into Yahoo Mail Beta or GMail

November 2, 2007

I have successfully imported 10 years of emails from MS Outlook into my Gmail and Yahoo Mail Beta accounts.

Here is the quick and dirty on how to do it. Create a temporary email account that has both IMAP and POP access. Setup this temporary IMAP email address in OUTLOOK. You will have a new folder in OUTLOOK for this temp account. Basically, every email you drag or copy into the temp account folder will be uploaded to the temp account server by the IMAP connection.

Now you just go to GMail or Yahoo Mail, setup a POP connection to that same temp account and let the emails start flowing in. Bang, 10 years of emails, accessible from any internet device.

Detailed info and discussion is available here:


I love Google! Why boycott it?

November 2, 2007

Why in the world would you NOT use free Google products?
Google maps on the phone paired with Bluetooth GPS is basically a free navigation system and TOMTOM etc. killer.

800 Goog 411 frees up your hands to drive and takes search from internet to phone.

Google Earth has expanded our sense of wonder about the world we live in.

Grand Central is awesome. (I expect that as soon as high bandwidth wireless is widely available, you will be able to purchase a cheap WIFI phone, forward your Grand Central number to it, and the Telco’s and Cell Phone companies will be SOL. This technology is here right now BTW, its just hard to piece together.

The ads on Googles services are so easy to ignore that all their services are painlessly free. If you want to boycott them, you don’t have to boycott their services, you just keep using them and don’t click the ads. I’m sure THEY will notice your absense. 🙂
I think Yahoo Mail has caught up with GMAIL though. The new yahoo mail (I have used both for the last two years) is just more organized and I can do what I want with less clicks and typing and THAT is all that matters in email.

Power of Nightmares Documentary by Adam Curtis – Watch Free Online

November 2, 2007

Bill Maher should have Adam Curtis on the show to talk about his “Power of Nightmares” BBC documentary that almost never plays in America.

Here is the link to watch it online free:

BBC site about the program:

If more people watched it they would at least be better able to deconstruct the politics of fear.