Archive for January 2004

Email Remover -- A Quick-n-Handy Email Filter

How many times have you been confronted with a situation that warrants you waiting for a very important business mail and which is being blocked by a big MP3 attachment being carried forward. Since POP3 sessions have a lock enabled, there is no way out to open a different session and download the mails over separate sessions. Perhaps in those critical sessions, the following tool called EmailRemover, I hope would come in handy to bypass heavy mails or to purge them off the mailserver without getting into the hassles of downloading them.

I just tried to recall this tool out of a need since one big mail was blocking my POP3 downloads today morning. I was searching a bit for this URL and I remembered the author to be Victor Xavier. This URL has some information on the same:

And this has also been updated and an enhanced version is available from here:

Check it out...
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Posted by Deepak Vasudevan

Security in the Internet

Connecting to the vast Internet via dialup or DSL is not a big thing and it takes only a few seconds. But then on, keeping your system free of viruses and prying eyes of hackers, who can compromise your business-critical data and confidential information is the real challenge that is before us. Perhaps a few days ago, I was sharing with you through this blog, when BlasterWorm was spreading high and low through the emails. Just came across, while casually surfing, about another firewall called ZoneAlarm, which is downloadable from

But this one has many flavors and editions like ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarmPro PestPatrol etc. The URL says Free ZoneAlarm Basic Internet Protection and the checklist that is hyperlinked to this document is really exhaustive and covers different security measures that ZoneAlarm is trying to address. Perhaps you can try out ZoneAlarm also. The other firewall, we were discussing is Kerio Personal Firewall, which is downlodable from
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Posted by Deepak Vasudevan
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JavaScript MouseOver ToolTips and Internet Explorer

We normally use JavaScript Tooltips and MouseOver DIV effects to show certain information when the user hovers the mouse over the particular hotspots  of the page. But we normally face the problem of our MouseOver effect getting back of certain type of controls like Dropdown, TextArea etc.

Of late, this had been a bit nagging issue with one of my pages and I was trying to make some workarounds like a hidden div and second stylesheet to make the control go back and it worked. Just I came across the following URL, which I hope would really be useful for many developers worldwide in a more elegant solution to this problem:

It uses a combination of the tricks that I have used like a DIV along with a IFRAME to achieve the purpose.
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Posted by Deepak Vasudevan

New and Easy HTML TextArea

Having a Rich Text Editor normally makes us to go for ActiveX Controls. I was searching out a couple of controls in the morning. And just came across the following freeware HTML TextArea, which I think would be very useful for developers of web applications worldwide.

Check out this URL:

It uses simple TextArea and a couple of JavaScript function calls to turn your ordinary plaintext HTML Textarea into a powerful Rich Text Box Control.
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Posted by Deepak Vasudevan

Keep watching your day-to-day activities

I was searching for some Reminder tool the other day and came across this nice tool called TODOList, which is also now listed in CodeProject. It saves the activities in Plain XML file format. And it stores all details in a tree-like hierarchy.

Each time, the application is started, it alerts the pending tasks of the day. Perhaps you can check out the freeware downloadable from:

Alternatively, it can be downloaded from:
Posted by Deepak Vasudevan

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