Send that Thunderbird to my email

It was started when my friend got problem with his . The problem was not on the email , but on the email client. Few weeks before, I suggested my friend to host his email at , using Google Apps for Your Domain . Everything run smoothly, he can check all emails from the web (not using email client).
Then, he wanted to get all email using Outlook. I gave him a step-by-step guide on how to connect his Outlook to Google server, based on provided. But it did not work. He always got network problem all the time. It seems that many people have this kind of problem. I assumed that the problem was not on Google server.
Shortly, I recommended him to use other email clients as an alternative. I recommended Mozilla Thunderbird. Because my friend does not familiar with kind of thing, he told me to talk to his IT guy. Ah, great! It should be easier to do it then, because he lived in different city.
It seemed that his IT guy was not familiar with Thunderbird. When I mentioned about it, he said, “Thunderbird?” Errrr… At that time, I just wanted to solve the email problem as soon as possible. So, I had a short discussion with him:

Me: “The problem is not on the email server, it’s the Outlook. Try to search in the , there are many having this problem.”
IT guy: “Okey, so what should I do?”
Me: “Try another email client. I use Thunderbird, and I have no problem at all. Everything works.”
IT guy: “Is it free?”
Me: “Yes, it’s free. You can download it for free. Download and install it. After that you can read the manual on how to connect your Thunderbird to your email.”
IT guy: “Is it big?”
Me: “No, you can download it in few minutes.”
IT guy: “I need to go first right now. I think I will do it tomorrow.”
Me: “Fine then. You can download it first, and you can install it tomorrow.”
IT guy: “Can you send me the installer to my email address?”
Me: “… … …”

Somebody kill me pleaseeeee!

Pownce: Send stuff to your friends


There are many new released for public. And there is another new one. I just got an invitation from William Pramana (his Pownce’s profile) to try a new called Pownce. Anyway, what is Pownce?

Pownce is a way to send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. You’ll create a network of the you know and then you can share stuff with all of them, just a few of them, or even just one other person really fast. (visit site)

After having the invitation code, I created an there. I haven’t explore all . I like the interface: simple, easy to go.
Right now, you need your friend to invite you. I still have four invites. If you want to try it, just leave a comment here. Use your real/valid address (that you want to use for registration at Pownce). You don’t have to display your email address, just leave it in the email address field. I will not share it, only for this Pownce invitation purpose. Period.
After you created an account, I will be thankful if you want to let me know, and use your invitations to invite more people.

Using MyBrand Feed URL by Feedburner

Feedburner MyBrand
After Feedburner offered their MyBrand (and TotalStats) features for free, I contacted for MyBrand feature activation. And today, I got an informing that it has been enabled for my accounts. I sent my request on July 5th and I got this feature activated today, July 7th. Thank you Google!
To use this feature, you need to have access to your records. The only thing you need to do (after having this feature enabled) is add a new CNAME for your domain. I want to use something like http://feeds.orangescale.com/OrangescaleJournal instead of http://feeds.feedburner.com/OrangescaleJournal. So, I add a new record for my domain:

feeds CNAME feeds.feedburner.com.

If you want something other than feeds.yourdomain.com e.g. rss.yourdomain.com, you only need to change the feeds.
Everything should work now. About this MyBrand feature, you need to know first that:

  • You need to have access to your domain DNS management. If not, contact your hosting provider/domain registrar.
  • If you have CNAME functionality, both addresses will work. You can have two feeds ; they are the same. This CNAME is for redirection.
  • You can add up to 5 domains in your MyBrand page feature (for every single Feedburner ).
  • Yor branded addresses are based on your feed address generated from Feedburner. So:
    • http://feeds.feedburder.com/MyBlog will be http://feeds.yourdomain.com/MyBlog
    • http://feeds.feedburder.com/OtherBlog will be http://feeds.yourdomain.com/OtherBlog
    • http://feeds.feedburder.com/myblog/one will be http://feeds.yourdomain.com/myblog/one

I personally love this feature. If you want it too, just make a request. If you think this feature is useless, because the original feed URL looks good for you, you have the option not to use this feature.

Feedburner PRO features for everyone

After being acquired by Google last month, Feedburner gives its PRO features for everyone. We can enjoy two paid- for free now: TotalStats and MyBrand.

  • TotalStats
  • MyBrandhttp://feeds.yourdomain.com/blogfeed/ instead of http://feeds.feedburner.com/your-blog-feed/ (more info)

For the MyBrand feature, it seems that we have to contact Feedburner first to get this activated for our . I have sent a request, and let’s see… I am looking forward to this features.
Thank you Feedburner! And, thank you !