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Current Issue (Issue 141)

Thought of the Week:- "A single action can completely alter your future, for better or worse."
YahooPOPs:- http://yahoopops.sourceforge.net/index.php Open Source (3.7 MB). Platform Independent.

2 years back, when Yahoo disabled free access to its POP3 service, people came out with various scripts to download yahoo mails into their preferred mail clients. Some of them are FetchYahoo, MrPostman, YoSucker, YahooPOPs etc. Out of these, FetchYahoo was the earliest one and based on that programme, other scripts came out. FetchYahoo can download emails from Yahoo's website and present them in a format such that email clients like Netscape and Pine could read them. The problem with FetchYahoo was that the format in which it saved the emails is not supported by all email clients. So YahooPOPs came out as an open-source initiative to provide free POP3 and SMTP access to your Yahoo! Mail account.

YahooPOPs emulates a POP3/SMTP server and enables popular email clients like Outlook, Netscape, Eudora, Mozilla, IncrediMail, Calypso, etc., to download and send emails from Yahoo accounts. This application is more like a gateway. It provides a POP3/SMTP server interface at one end to talk to email clients and an HTTP client (browser) interface at the other which allows it to talk to Yahoo. As password should be given while configuring this software, developer has used SSL to make it more secure. By using this utility, there is no need to access Yahoo mails from the browser. The mails will be downloaded into your mail client, which offers more functionality then this web service.

Instant Translator:- http://www.translationbooth.com Free (1.4 MB). Windows.

This handy little application allows users to translate text directly from their toolbars into (and from) a number of languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Korean, and Chinese. New languages are added regularly to the application. Instant Translator is compatible with all systems running Windows 98 and higher.


Site of the Week:- http://www.freefulltext.com/

FreeFullText.com provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free (though some may require free registration). The issue(s) which are available for free are indicated for each title on the alphabetical periodical lists. The design of this site is optimized for users seeking specific articles for which they already have the citation.

That's all for this week. See you next week.

Madhuresh Singhal