Archive for November 18th, 2012

Use Facebook as email

Use Facebook as email, sounds unusual. Well, the social networking giant Facebook can be also used like a email service. We guide you to know how to use Facebook as email.

1. Username

You must have a username. If you don’t have why not set one at Setting page. Your username is your email address. For example, my username is techinusrock then my Facebook email address will be techinusrock@facebook.com.

2. Usage

You can use your email address on various sites. The best example is subscribing for daily emails from TechInUs. Lets try it, open this page and type your username@facebook.com in “Your email address” field.

3. Reading mails

For reading emails, go to Facebook > Messages > Other Messages. You will find a email from noreply+feedproxy@google.com with subject line “Activate your Email Subscription to: TechInUs“. Click on expand and open the link in the email to get daily emails from TechInUs. You can also send the message to Inbox.

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Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members

In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC’d the names of everyone on his mailing list.

The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an official Taliban spokesperson, on Saturday. The email was a press release he received from the account of Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson. Ahmedi then forwarded Mujahid’s email to the full Taliban mailing list, but rather than using the BCC function, or blind carbon copy which keeps email addresses private, Ahmedi made the addresses public.

The list, made up of more than 400 recipients, consists mostly of journalists, but also includes an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an l Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops.

The Taliban routinely send out press releases to their mailing list, often claiming responsibility for attacks against Afghan and coalition targets. They are known for exaggerating casualty figures.

Source: ABC News

In recent weeks, the Taliban have increased the number of emails they send out, growing from just a handful every week, to several per day. Most of the emails are sent from Ahmedi’s account. The increase coincides with the end of the annual Taliban fighting season, prompting one local journalist to joke, “I guess when fighting season ends, emailing season begins.”

Qari Yousuf Ahmedi did not return emails requesting a comment.

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