Saturday, August 15, 2009

Open media files embed in web sites with any media player Using MediaPlayerConnectivity

When we are visiting a website where there are multimedia content Firefox, though we have all the plug-ins installed well, we show the movie in the same or a new tab. What happens if you want to open all files with VLC or Windows Media Player so that you can close Firefox without the video stops?
Connectivity Media Player is a plug-in for Firefox which lets you assign a media player outside the types of files. It Allows you to launch embed video of website in an external application with a simple click.

This plug-in supports many file types,
  • RealMedia
  • QuickTime
  • WindowsMedia
  • Playlists
  • Flash
  • Background sounds
  • Nullsoft video
  • Shockwavern
MediaPlayerConnectivity Menu
The latest version of Media Player Connectivity works better with Windows, users of other operating systems can download previous versions of the plug-in.

How to Create ICO files Using JPG, PNG, BMP files easily?

Now you can do create icon files using JPG, PNG and BMP free and easily. Imagicon is a small utility to convert any image into icon format with simple drag & drop. You need to drag any JPEG / BMP / PNG image into Imagicon application window to get same image saved as ICO icon format.

It just not a converter for ICO files it can handle JPG, PNG and BMP conversions also however by default it is set for ICO files and most of the times I use if for do that only, so I called it as an ICO converter.

Imagicon has the ability of converting multiple image files from BMP, JPG or PNG image formats into any of the following image formats (24-bit):

  • Windows or OS/2 Bitmap (BMP)
  • Independent JPEG Group (JPG)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Windows Icon (ICO)

Image icon newest Version Download from here

You can save icons with the following dimensions in pixels: 16 x 16, 32 x 32, 48 x 48, 64 x 64 and 128 x 128.

Go to Options and select the save mode and then change output image format from ICO to JPEG, BMP or PNG.
For the final icon size in Icon Settings and set either 16×16, 32×32, 48×48, 64×64, 128×128.

Also do not forget to specify folder where all converted images or icons to be saved.

Send Emails with Gmail using another Email IDs

With the Gmail it is possible to send Emails using another Email id by setting up the custom ‘from’ option in your Gmail account.

Let’s say you have Gmail account and your mail id is, and you want to send emails with different email id like However Google allow you to use only email ids that you own and Google sends you an email to verify every mail id before allowing you to use them.

  • First Sign in to your Gmail account and click ’settings’ at top right of the screen.
  • Click on ‘accounts’ tab & check for ‘Send mail as’ option.
  • Now click ‘add another email addresses.
  • Enter other email address you want to use and Google will send you a verification mail to that account.
  • Setting up to “Reply-to address” will allow you to receiving replies to another mail account you like.
Send Emails with Gmail Using Another ID

When you are sending with a different ‘from:’ address, your Gmail address will still be included in your email header’s sender field, to help prevent your mail from being marked as spam. However except Outlook, most email clients don’t display the sender field!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

How to Trace an Email You Received

Email header:

Each email you receive comes with headers. The headers contain information about the routing of the email and the originating IP of the email. Not all emails you receive can be traced back to the originating point and depending on how you send emails determines whether or not they can trace the email back to you.
Trace Gmail
The headers don't contain any personal information. At most, you can get the originating IP and the computer name that sent the email.

The originating IP can be looked up to determine from where the email was sent. IP address location information DOES NOT contains your street address or phone number. It will most likely determine the city and the ISP the sender used.

Get the email header:

Each email program will vary as to how you get to the email options. Here is the summarized list of most common Email programs.Trace Hotmail

  • Outlook
Right click the email while it's in the inbox and choose Message Options. A window will open with the headers in the bottom of the window.

  • Windows Live Mail
Right click the email while it's in the inbox, choose Properties, and then click the Details tab.

  • Gmail
Open the email. In the upper right corner of the email you'll see the word Reply with a little down arrow to the right. Click the down arrow and choose Show Original.

  • Hotmail
Right click the email in the inbox and choose View Message Source.

Trace Yahoo mail
  • Yahoo!
Right click the email in the inbox and choose View Full Headers.

You can see that no matter the email program, the headers are usually just a right click away.

Ok got the header, now what?

Usually the first IP listed is where the email originated. There are exceptions to this. You'll have to look at the information logically to deduce the originating IP.
Can any email be traced?

Yes and No. For example, someone who sends an email to your hotmail account shows in the X-Originating IP section of the headers. However, someone who sends you an email from Gmail can ONLY be traced back to the Gmail servers.