Send an email with telnet

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This little piece of info has been beaten to death on the Internet, posted hundreds of times on hundreds of websites. The only reason that I am posting it here is to help me remember it after I haven't done it in quite a while. (The filing cabinet theory) Telnet to the mail server of your choice (note the 25 at the end) telnet mail.domain.com 25 Say hello to the receiving mail server with HELO helo sender.com Tell the receiving mail server who is sending the email mail from: [email protected] Tell the receiving mail server whom you are emailing rcpt to: [email protected] Send any message you wish data hello spamuser1, i know where you live. End with a single . (period) on a line . All done. The receiving mail…
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Free Software – Clone Different Sized Drives

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There are definitely some commercial alternatives to this process, however, like I've said before, I'm cheap. If, I were to purchase software to do this, I would get a copy of Symantec Ghost, Partition Magic, or HD Clone Professional edition. But for this post, we are going to discuss how to do this process for free. I'm not going to go into much detail, however, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or post a comment. Download the Ultimate Boot CD (Free) Burn the ISO to CD using ImgBurn (Free) Install 2nd HD in computer that you wish to clone Boot that computer from the CD that you burned Choose "File System Utilities" from the OS Menu Choose HDClone (Free Edition) Walk Through the Questions it…
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showmypc.com – VNC / SSH based remote administration

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Earlier this week I was looking for a way to connect to remote users, share their screen with them and meanwhile, do it securely. I stumbled across one that jumped out at me. It takes, an ssh client/server creates a point to point tunnel with the companies servers and then allows the other end (the viewer) to do the same so that the complete connection is encrypted with ssh. I haven't found out what version of ssh it uses yet. Across the ssh tunnel, it utilizes WinVNC as it's client/server for remote viewing. So far I'm pretty happy with the product except, I have found a problem with it's ability to work when you have another VNC program installed. I had RealVNC installed on my work computer and that somehow…
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Everyday Free Tools – Tech Stuff

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Each and every day I use a set of tools, mostly free or open source ones that help me get through the day. I though I would list of a few of them for you so that you can give them a shot as well. Home Computer I have a Panasonic Toughbook laptop running Ubuntu 7.04 that I really haven't modified too awful much because I like the look and feel of the OS as it is. Here's a list of things that I use everyday or every so often to accomplish a task without spending any money. Operating System - Ubuntu 7.04 - Stable, clean, easy to install, based on GNOME and very well supported by the community. I would say that the forums for Ubuntu are better than…
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hackthissite.org Addiction

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My brother in law was over this weekend, and bored as any teenager gets but he stumbled across a pretty neat site. Some of you have probably seen this before but for those of you who haven't I would suggest you get yourself a comfortable place on the couch with your laptop and begin your "hacking" tutorial. The beginner portion of the hacks are very rudimentary, however, the "Basic" 5-10 stumped me pretty well as I really don't understand Java Script, HTML or PHP for the most part. It's starts off on level one with a basic "hidden" password that is in clear text in the source of the page. They get harder as you get going but I think I got the bug. I stayed up till 3 a.m.…
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