Thursday, November 19, 2009

Testing if gmail SMTP is blocked

Many times in the applications I program there is a requirement of sending an automatic email. I prefer to create a new GMAIL account to send the emails. In some organization smtp.gmail.com is blocked. Here is a simple test to check if it is going to work:

Telnet smtp.gmail.com 587

If you get the message : "Connecting To smtp.gmail.com...Could not open connection to the host, on port 587: Connect failed"
Then its blocked.

If you get something like : "220 mx.google.com ...."
It is going to work.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Best Python Setup yet!

Its true! :)

just found out :
http://www.portablepython.com/wiki/Download 

This is AWESOME. Great job guys. Thanks!

PS: I love pyscripter! Thats what I have given people that asked for an IDE since the first day. Its great that the portable python guys feel the same ;)

Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Free Icons for your applications

There are a number of sites hosting free icons from various author. I particularly like:

http://www.iconspedia.com/
http://www.veryicon.com/
http://www.iconfinder.net/free_icons  (also allows searching by :"free for commercial use")


All (most) icons mention the publisher and any licensing for the icons.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SQL Server Compact Tutorials

After you register for SQL Server compact you are given the link to the following tutorials:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb219480.aspx

Just sharing this so that I have it bookmarked :)

Enjoy!