Friday, March 13, 2009

get your hotmail emails in gmail

Hotmail finally after a very long time have enabled pop3 for free so you can get your emails in any mail client that support pop3 protocol..
However , i wanted to forward my emails to my Gmail account so here is how u can do it ( don't worry you don't have to know what is pop3 to follow this tutorial :D )
  • open settings >> account tab
  • select "add email account you own"
  • enter ur hotmail accout email address and click next step
  • fill the data in the form that will appear as following
user name : yor complete email address
password : your password
pop server :
port : 995

you have the option to leave a copy in hotmail account or delete is better to use ssl when retrieving mail as it is more secure...
gmail also enables you to create a label for the incoming mail and you can also achieve it..
click on add account and you are done :) .
gmail will also give u the option to send mail from your account , you can follow the instructions to do such thing...

after that you might found a new 300 emails in ur inbox ...dont panic !!! gmail have just download your whole hotmail can then delete or achieve this messages.

it is worth mentioning that the main drawback for using this way that u might not recieve your emails at the same instant they were sent to your hotmail inbox as Gmail checks new messages at different rates, depending on previous mail fetch attempts and you cant control this rates...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nexus FaceBook Friend Grapher

Have you ever wondered how your facebook friends are related to each other ???
while i was browsing the web i found nexus , an amazing application that answers this question by Generating a graph of your facebook friends so you can visualise how they are connected together and also get alot of information that could take you alot of time if you tried to get it manually....
any are few screenshots of nexus home page and my friends graph

the Home page

The friend graph in the light themethe friend graph in the Dark theme

note that each node in this graph represents a friend so you click any node to get alot of information about that friend.

5 years of kotbcorp

Two days ago this blog completed its 5th year  :). So congratulations to my self and Thanks for the few followers that have been here for ...