How to: Enable IMAP support in GMAIL

I hate POP3 as I routinely check my e-mail using multiple computers / devices such as mobile / pda etc.

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), lets you download messages from Gmail’s servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with a program like Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird or Apple Mail, even when you aren’t connected to the Internet.

IMAP creates a constant connection between mail clients (desktop and/or mobile) and Gmail. Unlike POP, IMAP offers two-way communication between your web Gmail and your email client(s). This means when you log in to Gmail using a web browser, actions you perform on email clients and mobile devices (ex: putting mail in a ‘work’ folder) will instantly and automatically appear in Gmail (ex: it will already have a ‘work’ label on that email).

In addition, IMAP provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your email at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.

Finally, IMAP offers a more stable experience overall. Whereas POP is prone to losing messages or downloading the same messages multiple times, IMAP avoids this through its two-way syncing capabilities between your mail clients and your web Gmail.

If you’re trying to decide between using POP and using IMAP with your Gmail account, Google recommend IMAP.

How do I enable GMAIL IMAP?

To enable IMAP in your Gmail account:

  1. Log in to your Gmail account.
  2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  4. Select Enable IMAP.

How to: Enable IMAP support in GMAIL

Configure IMAP client

See this help section for more information.

How to: Get Feedburner RSS Subscriber Count in plain text or html code with feed count plugin

Recently, I saw few site displaying their feedburner feed count using html / text code. After googling I came across very nice plugin called Feed Count:

Feed Count 1.2 is the latest version of WordPress Plugin that displays the number of subscribers to your feedburner feed in text. You don’t have to use the feedburner chicklet, This plugin can be easily integrated into your wordpress them.

=> Download and Installation instructions

Download Original Command and Conquer Game for Windows XP

I loved this game and it is now released as free download.

August 31, which marks 12 years since Command & Conquer Gold launched way back in 1995:

To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!?

Thanks for releasing the game :)

Download Original Command and Conquer Game for Windows XP

Download Command and Conquer Game


=> Visit official site for more information

Download Movable Type 4 Blogging software

Although, I use WordPress, MT is another award winning blogging software. They also claims to be the world’s most powerful and easy to use blog software. From of the download page:

Since the original release in 2001, Movable Type Personal has been downloaded by millions of users and has set the standard for powerful personal blogging. Download the free version of Movable Type for personal, non-commercial use. Some of the world’s top companies rely on Movable Type for reaching customers and internal communications.

I’m going to try out this software for my new project.

Download MT 4.0

You can download Movable Type 4 Blogging software by visiting this url