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TidBITS#442/10-Aug-98

After writing several articles about data security and the importance of a good backup system, Adam and Tonya find themselves putting that information to the test after thieves break into their house and abscond with a PowerBook. Also in this issue, Geoff explains in detail how to respond to spam, WebSTAR 3.0.1 ships, Qualcomm sells Now Utilities to Power On Software, Connectix updates RAM Doubler 8, and we announce a Chinese TidBITS mailing list.

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Chinese Mailing List Available

Chinese Mailing List Available -- Thanks to renewed efforts on the part of our Chinese translation team, a separate mailing list is now available for people who want to receive TidBITS via email in Chinese, using the Big-5 character encoding standard

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WebSTAR 3.0.1 Update Ships

WebSTAR 3.0.1 Update Ships -- StarNine Technologies last week released WebSTAR 3.0.1, a free update to the company's popular $499 Web server. Along with bug fixes, enhancements include improved compatibility with FTP clients, enhanced HTTP support, and better site indexing and searching capabilities

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Now Utilities Powers On

Now Utilities Powers On -- Qualcomm announced that it is selling Now Utilities to Power On Software, creators of ACTION Files. Like Now Super Boomerang, Action FILES enhances file access within Open and Save dialog boxes (see "Get a Piece of the ACTION Files" in TidBITS-434)

Geoff Duncan No comments

Responding to Spam

Nearly two years ago, I wrote an article in TidBITS-347 called "Those Bulk Email Blues," which outlined issues surrounding unsolicited commercial email ("spam"), and how to respond to those messages. Although much of that article remains relevant, times have changed

Adam Engst No comments

Ripped Off!

Let me tell you a story that highlights the importance of some of the issues surrounding backups and information security that I've been harping on in TidBITS lately. A Weekend Away -- Two weekends ago, on Saturday morning, Tonya and I were getting ready to visit friends for the weekend