The Rename

When you need to rename just one file or just a few, the utilities provided with the operating system work great. But what if you want to rename LOTS of files? What if you want to rename them so that they are consistently named? What if you want to process them in a batch? This is where THE RENAME excels. Written by Hervé Thouzard, The Rename allows you to do all of these tasks – allowing you to preview your changes and auditing for conflicts BEFORE the rename actually occurs. It’s freeware. You may donate to the author or support cancer research via the author’s website.

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We have used a variety of FTP clients and servers to transfer data between locations. Typically, our clients (even the big ones) use the FTP tools included with the operating system. It’s great that they are there – and when used only occasionally or to do something quick and dirty – they do the job – but … we’ve encountered the occasional error with these applications because they are typically single-threaded applications and choke when you feed them large files.

An open source application, FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. Both client and server modules are available.

How to comply with SPAM laws

Q & A: How can I comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003?


Clear identification of the message as an advertisement or solicitation.
Opportunity to decline further messages from the sender.
A valid postal address.
A valid header & subject line.

Up to 5 years imprisonment
Up to $11,000 in fines per incident
Forfeiture of Property

SPAM: The best defense is to understand

Technology alone cannot stop junk mail – nor can governmental intervention – and neither can we.

There are a variety of ways that you might end up on a spammer’s mailing list; there are various methods they use to send you spam. Your best defense is to understand the nature of spam and choose the best strategy based on your environment and internet usage habits. The trick is to get rid of the spam without losing legitimate email.

The future of SPAM

I subscribe to many, many newsletters that involve the IT industry – trends, troubleshooting, etc…. One of these newsletters I received had some alarming information in it regarding the trend of spam and viruses as related to email. The data, as reported, focused on email processed by one large vendor…

Postini recently predicted what 2005 will bring for spam and gave an overview of the situation in 2004. Here’s a summary of what happened – and what Postini thinks will happen during the next 12 months: