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Programming around email address case sensitivity

Like many websites, we use email addresses as user identifiers for logins. RFC 5321 [#2.3.11] states that the local parts of email addresses: MUST be interpreted and assigned semantics only ...
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Need to figure out Timesheet via Email [closed]

So we are thinking that we might want to make timesheet submission easier by having our timesheet system send out a person's timesheet via email to the employee. The employee then should fill out the ...
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Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?

The guy who is in charge of our html emails is leaving and I have been asked to take over. We are an online retailer and send out an email once a week. An email will consist of a main image, a bit of ...
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How far should I take email address validation when the cost of bad emails is high?

When it's more important to prevent typos than to cover 100% of all possible email addresses, what syntactic email validations do you do? Imagine this: You're with the local gas & electric ...
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What programming issues require a delay in processing a mail unsubscribe request? [closed]

Whenever I unsubscribe from a mailing list, I see that they say something like 'The change will take effect in 10 days/30 days/etc'. I would assume unsubscribing is just removing my email from some ...
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Use of Apache 2.0 Licensed K9 Email Android App in Commercial Email App

I want to improve usability of K9 Email client, Make a new UI and implement some additional functionality. This software is Licensed Under Apache 2.0. http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/ ...
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Can an email exist in multiple message boxes

I'm in the process of writing a mail server stack and it's a fairly critical design decision as to whether a unique message can appear in more than one message box. Simple cases are easy to make a ...
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PHP email blasts using a cron job

My PHP application needs to send product expiry notifications to customers everyday. I am thinking of: A one-time cron job for a php script that identifies the customers from a table of 10000 rows ...
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Why do programmers still use mailing lists? [duplicate]

Why do many open source projects collaborate primarily through mailing lists rather than through, say, forums? I may be ignorant in my assessment, but I, along with my communication teacher, think ...
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Idea for CAPTCHA

CAPTCHAs have a lot of downsides, accessibility and user friendliness are two things that are often sacrificed. I've thought of an idea that might work really well, has this ever been attempted ...
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Technology/Programming mailing lists How do you manage? [closed]

Email Alerts, Blog /Forum updates, discussion subscriptions general programming/technology update emails that we often subscribe to.Do you actually read them ? or go direct to the source when you find ...
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How to have an improved relationship with recruiters?

I personally, always have problems with recruiter's and their constant spam.. I usually get tons of emails for jobs, not related to what I do. Or they have no idea what I do. Or they say they have ...
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It's 2011 - why do I still have to use tables for email?

This might seem like a rant, but I am curious. CSS replaced tables for layout a long time ago. But we still have to use tables for layout when creating rich emails. Why is this? Are there any other ...
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What is the best way to work with mailing lists?

Many open source project have mailing lists a preferred way of communication. If i just sign to the mailing list via my g-mail account i will see ~100 messages per day that are not threaded but just a ...
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How to improve my email communication

Paraphrase of an email I sent to a colleague I noticed a problem with System A. I have determined that it is not caused by X. I suspect that it is being caused by Y. (since you are in ...
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Why no developer API in C++ for Google or Yahoo mail?

I was trying to do some C++ coding that can send files from my laptop to my webmail account. It took me about 10 minutes to realize that there is no easy way to do this. Look into these links: ...
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Responding or Maintaining Emails - best practice [closed]

I would like to hear how you manage your emails when you get lot of emails on a day basis. Here some of the things that I follow, Read emails and respond for 2 hours once. I will not disturb my ...
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How do you explain the complexity of bulk emailing to a manager? [closed]

I think we've all been there, you've been asked to write something to send bulk emails for whatever reason. It's a solved problem, theres a multitude of companies out there to handle this for you, and ...
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Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective?

Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective? Although some details are still scarce, the internet is slowly learning more about this new software. ...
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“Forgot Password” - How to handle this?

I read this answer and found a comment insisting not to send password by email: passwords should not be able to be retrieved by email, I hate that. It means my password is stored in plain text ...
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Best Practices and Etiquette for Setting up Email Notifications

If you were going to set up a Email Alerts for the customers of your website to subscribe to, what rules of etiquette ought to be followed? I can think of a few off the top of my head: Users can ...