Everybody’s all abuzz about the new Mac desktop-specific email client made just for Gmail. Various folks that have tried it seem to be raving about how great it is. I manage so many mailboxes that I don’t know that I want to get into an email client that supports on Gmail, but if you’re a heavy user of Gmail, and a Mac user, and want a better desktop mail client, maybe Mimestream is right for you. Here’s a review from The Verge.
Hashing, if you didn’t know, is a term generally meant to refer to converting a bit of text, a key, or a file into a specific type of value. In the context of email address hashing, we’re talking about “one way hashing,” meaning that you convert an email address into a hashed value, but once that’s done, you can’t convert it back to an email address.Why do you ever need to hash email addresses? Because, if you’re ever working with a marketing partner, or list rental, or perhaps even a newsletter sponsorship, you need to make sure that the partner or list owner, when sending that advertisement (or newsletter containing the advertisement), doesn’t send it to people who have already unsubscribed from your emails.If I sell widgets, and I’m sponsoring Bob’s newsletter, and he’s going to send out an email advertising widgets for me, to comply with the law (and best