Article archive for 2003 – Page 3

Monday, September 1, 2003

Who decides what you’re allowed to read?

Are we giving away our power over information flow to the spam police? In this edition of letters to the editor, a reader’s letter prompts Editor-in-Chief David Gewirtz to expound on the line between free flow of information versus server clogging junk mail.

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Monday, September 1, 2003

Integrating Notes, Domino, and WebSphere at Nektar Therapeutics

If you’ve ever been curious about how WebSphere, Domino, and Notes can integrate together into a cohesive solution, this article’s for you. In an exclusive report by CJ Frost, IBM’s Life Science Industry Offering Manager, we’re able to look inside a powerful solution implemented for a growing biotech firm.

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Monday, September 1, 2003

Prevent spammers from abusing your Domino systems

Nobody wants spam in their inbox. Getting spam cuts into user productivity, uses system resources, and tends to generate many help desk complaints. However, as a Domino administrator, it should be your top priority to make sure that spam does not disrupt your IT infrastructure before you worry about it ending up in someone’s mailbox. There are two major ways spam can wreak havoc on your Domino infrastructure that won’t generate a single user complaint until it’s too late and they’re described in this important article.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

How to protect your Domino servers from Sobig.F

While SoBig.F looks like spam and shares many of the same characteristics, most of Domino’s anti-spam features are useless at blocking it. Aside from installing anti-virus software on your workstations and mail servers, the best methods of blocking SoBig.F are to educate users about opening attachments and to use server based mail rules to eliminate SoBig before it ever gets delivered to your users. This article explains how.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

How the SoBig.F virus works

The latest incarnation of the SoBig worm has been devastating mail servers all over the Internet. SoBig was first spotted in the wild, in January. Since then, several new versions have popped up; the latest and most virulent, SoBig.F was first spotted on August 18th and has been wreaking havoc since.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

Black death for a top blacklist

Many mail administrators realized this week that their inbound SMTP servers were not accepting mail from anyone. Was this a new virus or worm? No, it was one of their spam fighting tools turned against them. Read this critical article to learn what happened.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

Using Domino 6 messaging settings to block spam

This article discusses how you can configure your Domino environment to combat the growing onslaught of spam. If your users find themselves on email spam lists, you can take some measures to block the incoming mail flow. This article discusses settings within Domino 6 you can modify to keep your network safe (or at least safer) from spammers.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

Using dynamically generated HTML to thwart spam email address harvesting

Gone are the days when the corporate world considered spam a mere nuisance. CEOs and CFOs alike are starting to realize what system administrators have known for years; spam costs your corporation thousands of dollars each year. This article contains a great little JavaScript routine designed to thwart spammers from harvesting email addresses from your Web pages.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

What will you do when Notes crashes on you?

Do you have a Notes client disaster preparedness plan? What will you do when Notes crashes on you? Unless you like restarting your computer, which is often what you have to do after a Notes client crash, you need to make sure you have a tool ready to restart Notes. You’re in luck, because there are several free tools you can install which will let you recover from a Notes crash without restarting your computer.

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Friday, August 1, 2003

Save time and effort with a strong application framework

One of the most critical elements in the success of software development, in terms of both product quality and development productivity, is the underlying application framework. Jeff Chilton views the application framework as if it were a huge abstract class, which developers extend in order to create application systems. In this article, he’ll show you how much time and effort you can save in both development and testing by having a solid base of code from which to start all application system development projects.

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