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Opening a Folder from the Dock

Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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You Can’t Escape Gmail

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Do you avoid Gmail due to privacy concerns? Your resistance is futile. Benjamin Mako Hill has hosted his own email for the past 15 years, and despite that, he found that over half of his email messages either come from or go to a Gmail account, where they can be analyzed by the search giant’s automated algorithms. Of course, the same is roughly true of other large mail hosting firms, so although the mail you send isn’t likely to allow these companies to target ads at you better, it’s far from being a private communication between you and the recipient.favicon follow link


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Ian Crew  2014-05-14 08:25
In addition, the thing that many people still don't realize is that SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is inherently not a secure protocol. SMTP is not only the protocol that's used to send outgoing mail from your mail client, it also transfers mail between all of the various servers on the 'net as it makes its way from your ISP to the recipient's ISP. Even if you use SMTPS on your computer, that only encrypts the mail as it is sent from your computer up to your ISP. It's still unencrypted as it moves across the rest of the 'net. That means that not only can the receiving ISP (like Gmail) store and analyze the contents of your messages, any of the network providers in between also can do exactly the same thing.

So, really, the smart thing to do is to think about email as a postcard, where the mailman or any of the mail sorting clerks can easily read it, not a sealed letter. Sending the email equivalent of a sealed letter requires that both the sender and recipient use encryption.
Bryson  2014-05-17 08:56
Not accurate. STARTTLS has existed for years to secure IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.

Facebook just last week posted about how they use it and how many servers they send mail to accept it. It's a lot of them. And more than half even support Perfect Forward Secrecy.