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  • 1901-13

    TypePad blocked in China

    It looks as though China has blocked its citizens from accesing Typepad-hosted blogs. The only way that ...
  • 1901-12

    Just a Suggestion

    I’m not sure how scalable this approach would be in a library setting, but Zuggest is certainly an ...

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Internet Data Theme really is delicious

I’ve borrowed the idea of a remaindered links list from Kottke. The way it works is I pull the feed out of my account and display the latest items on the remaindered links ...

Blogs, Tablet PCs, and everything in between

Randy has already noted that the two of us had a little brush with local blogging fame this week. A nice surprise, and I’m glad that people are interested. I’m very curious to see ...

The Library Catalogue

Continuing along the folksonomy thoughtstream, news today of Freetagging — “Freetag is an easy tagging and folksonomy-enabled plugin for use with MySQL-PHP applications. It allows ...

Social Computing Reshapes eLearning

A whirlwind September follows a relaxing summer blogging hiatus. It was nice to lay off blogging for a bit in favor of other things that were competing for my time. I’m likely to ...

SMS and Cell Phones

Kenton has got me thinking about SMS tonight. He’s been looking at ways to enable our users to sign up for SMS notification of their Sirsi account status, e.g overdue notices, holds, ...

This bulk email sender is currently developed for SQL (PostgreSQL or MySQL), Postfix, Courier-IMAP/Authlib, Maildrop, Spam Assassin and Clam Anti Virus. What this project is actually capable of is left to the imagination.

Postfix, Courier, IMAP and Spam Assassin can all be configured completely by configuration files without any involvement with any database whatsoever.

What it all boils down to is this. Do the considered MTA, IMAP/POP3 server, mail filter agent and spam filter all have the ability to perform database lookups for authenticating email users? If so, are those databases MySQL or PostgreSQL? If the answer is yes to all, then perhaps support can be implemented in the future. The key here is capability of the service to do database lookups.