QuackFuzed.com is the personal ColdFusion coding blog of Matt Quackenbush. It exists primarily as a place for the author to learn, and hopefully to assist others in learning and/or avoiding some of the same pitfalls and mistakes. (Quack certainly makes enough mistakes daily to make up for the entire ColdFusion community.)

Google Apps: Too Many IMAP Connections

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:08 PM in General

I recently moved all of my email over to Google Apps because I was sick and tired of fighting spam. Everything worked great for about a month. Now, however, I am perpetually locked out of my email - whether via a desktop client or via my iPhone. This is obviously utterly unacceptable.

I have searched and searched and searched the Google forums and documentation, and cannot find a &*(&@^## solution. I can, however, find lots and lots of threads and posts of people having the exact same problem, with absolutely no solution being posted. So I now turn to you, my fellow CFers, in hopes of an answer.

A) Do you use IMAP with Gmail (regular or Google Apps) and have found a solution to this issue?

B) Do you use another IMAP mail service (free or not) that you can and will recommend?

I look forward to your responses!

UPDATE (10/6/09)

It boggles my mind that Google is trying to get companies to pay them for email (and other) services when they refuse to even attempt to support their services. With so many people using both the free and paid Google Apps services experiencing the exact same problem, the issue is obviously a serious one and if Google intends to play in the corporate email/document world, then they had better get their act together and start servicing their offerings.

After being held hostage by Google for five days, I decided that enough is enough. I am now quite happily paying Rackspace $34 per month for MS Exchange hosting. I no longer have any email headaches whatsoever. Spam? Gone. Lockouts? Gone. Google? Gone. :-)

Outlook and IMAP: Keep a Copy of Sent Messages on the Server

Posted on September 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM in General

I have used POP ever since I got my first email account all of those years ago. It always served me well. Besides, I have always been somewhat of an email packrat and by utilizing POP I have been able to save essentially every email I ever received or sent dating back well over ten years.

Gee, maybe one day I will actually need to find something in one of these ancient emails.

Well, last week I got hooked on the Gateway Drug To All Things Apple, otherwise know as the iPhone. You see, prior to last week I had never even touched one. I refused to because of the exclusive agreement between Apple and AT&T. You know, the one that was signed seemingly the next day after I switched away from AT&T service (after being with them for many years). Anyways, I feared that if I stopped and played with an iPhone I would be hooked and could not settle for anything else.

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CSS Plugin for Eclipse?

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 6:44 PM in General

I hate Aptana. The damn thing just takes over your Eclipse install and does everything that you tell it not to do. The only thing I ever used it for was CSS code coloring and insight, but today I had enough and uninstalled it. As a result, I am now looking for a CSS plugin again. Any recommendations?

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CF 7.02 + Apache 2.2 on Windows XP Pro

Posted on June 22, 2008 at 1:39 AM in General, ColdFusion

Okay, I admit it. I'm a WinDoze guy. I even have the property patch. Well, kinda. When it comes to me being the server administrator, it has to be WinDoze. Sorry boys and girls, but I don't come from a network background, or even a programming background, so I like point-and-click. I'm comfy in that realm. Start talking shells and all of those other "big words" that pertain to *nix, and I'm lost. That said, I am looking to justify the expense for my first MacBook Pro and/or iMac - but we'll save that for another time and post.

Last night I suddenly realized that I *really* needed to either (a) upgrade my development machine to WinDoze Server, (b) purchase some sort of add-on software, or (c) load Apache. Since Apache is free, I opted for (c). Here is a (somewhat) quickie overview of why I needed to make a move, a couple of links that I followed to get it done, and a couple of "gotcha" notes.

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My Top 10 List of Favorite Songs

Posted on January 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM in General

While there are literally hundreds of songs that you'll hear me say "this is one of my favorites!" about, and thousands more that I can be heard saying "I love this song!" about, there are only 10 that are good enough to make it on this list.

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jQuery DOM Manipulation

Posted on January 21, 2008 at 2:10 AM in General, jQuery

In case you hadn't heard yet, jQuery is a seriously bad-ass, lightweight library that I'm in love with. Here's what the official jQuery site has to say about it:

"jQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript."

However, you can always leave it to a guy like me to find a way to screw things up.

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Have I Ever Mentioned That I <3 jQuery?

Posted on January 1, 2008 at 2:13 AM in General, jQuery

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it before, but I really love jQuery. It's such a lightweight, yet very powerful tool. There are so many really cool things that you can do with jQuery, and I'm really no authority on the matter, but here is one really basic task that I use it for.

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Happy New Year! 2008 Is HERE!

Posted on January 1, 2008 at 1:50 AM in General

Man, 2008 is here already, can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday it was 1999. Or 1989. Or...

I trust that everyone out there has an incredibly fruitful year this year. Here's to the ColdFusion community at large; raise those champaign glasses high!

(Oh, and for the new year, I decided to roll out a new layout. Hopefully you like it. I think it looks hellabetter than the old one.)

Method Composition Works Externally But Not Internally - reEscape(), reUnescape(), and reEscape2()

Posted on December 1, 2007 at 6:30 PM in General, ColdFusion

What is reEscape()?

Often times, when you pass a string through ColdFusion's built-in regular expression (regEx) functions [reFind()/reFindNoCase()/reReplace()/reReplaceNoCase()], the string needs to have regEx special characters escaped. reEscape() is a tidy little method that I wrote to do just that.

So, let's see reEscape() in action, and point out its good and its bad.

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XHTML-Strict Compliant Forms

Posted on October 22, 2007 at 2:21 PM in General

I am a web standards junkie. I get really agitated if my code doesn't validate to XHTML 1.0 Strict standards. Why? Adhering to the standards, well, there can be nothing but positive things that comes out of making the additional effort. For instance, I know that if it does validate, the chances of it looking good in a variety of modern browsers - even ones that I don't test in - are very much in my favor. While there are really only three browsers that I really place any real efforts in checking (FF, IE6, IE7), I like knowing that I'm not excommunicating someone from my sites just because they use some little-known browser.

Besides, once you train yourself to adhere to the standards, it's really a painless process and takes no more time than just pushing out crap code. And you'll thank yourself later.

I created my own form markup that I've used for a long time now. It works very well, but I've always wondered if there wasn't a better way to make it happen. Today, I found that better way. Hang with me to the end, it should be worth your while.

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