Hotmail introduces email aliases

first_imgMicrosoft has decided to play a little catch up to Google’s Gmail (update: and apparently .Mac/Mobile Me) with a new addition to its Hotmail email service. Back in November, Hotmail added the ability to use any existing email address. Now Microsoft has extended that service to include the ability to create and manage multiple email aliases from a single account.Why would you want to create an email alias? The first obvious answer is that it’s an easy email address to get rid of if you have someone you don’t want to communicate with anymore, or if you have found the email address to become a magnet for spam. Hotmail and Gmail both have given users the ability to add just a plus sign to their email address like doctor-smith+shopping@live.com to help manage different kinds of email. Of course, the plus sign did very little to hide your primary email address since it would be easy to figure out a person’s actual address.The newest Hotmail feature allows the creation of a completely different email address or alias which can be delivered to your primary mailbox, but also turned off when you no longer have need for it. Hotmail will allow users to add up to five email aliases per year up to fifteen aliases total. In comparison, Google‘s Gmail only allows you to add email aliases by creating a new Gmail account and using the Send As feature to have email delivered to your primary mailbox.Read more at the Windows Live Bloglast_img read more

This proposal to make horticultural production an

first_img“This proposal to make horticultural production an Environmentally Relevant Activity (an ERA) would restrict future horticultural development and sends the wrong message to our rural communities. It shows the Queensland Government is not supporting future rural economic development.”If introduced, the ABGC has told the government the provisions would result in serious profitability and sustainability issues on grazing land within existing banana farms and on other land that has been bought for the production of bananas or other horticulture.On top of that, they would hinder future innovation and diversification in the banana industry that directly and indirectly supports 18,000 jobs in North Queensland and has a flow-on value of AUD$1.2 billion (US$844 million), says the council.The ABGC notes that it understands and welcomes the need for measures to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The banana industry has worked closely with the Department of Environment and Science on proposed minimum sediment and nutrient standards and has a range of initiatives in place to improve farm practices and water quality, it adds.The ABGC suggests that, instead of the proposed ERA, the new minimum nutrient and sediment standards be applied to all existing freehold land, regardless of whether it has previously been developed for horticulture.No matter the parcel of land or its history, the ABGC comments that this approach will best complement existing Best Management Practice farming systems.This is the best way to achieve the desired result of no net decline in the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef, it emphasizes.“The proposed ERA simply seems to ignore the realities of farming – be it varying climates, the fact that most banana growers have diversified to combat natural disasters and disease, or even just the longterm planning involved in keeping a farming business afloat,” Lowe says.“I know many growers would happily welcome representatives onto their farms to demonstrate the very real ways decisions like this could affect farming into the future.” Australia: Massive hail storm rips through NSW avo … You might also be interested in July 15 , 2019 Australia: Costa Group upbeat for 2019 despite pro … center_img Tasmanian researcher investigates delicate balance … The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has voiced concerns over a proposal by the local Queensland Government to implement additional regulations to better protect the Great Barrier Reef.The ABGC said the new policies could ‘devastate’ its industry by regulating the land they already own.It would classify new horticultural development – on both current and future banana farms – as a new Agricultural Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA), requiring farmers to implement “expensive and impractical measures”.The provisions fail to take into account location, landscape or climatic conditions, the ABGC adds.It is the ABGC’s firm belief that they would not only have a negative impact on banana growing, but fail to do anything further for the Reef.“Though we have tried to communicate this to the Queensland Government both in writing and face-to-face, it would appear that our views on the development of current grazing land in North Queensland are either not understood or are simply being ignored,” ABGC chair Stephen Lowe says.“The Government’s proposal is to restrict new horticultural development on land that has not had horticulture or other crops on it three years out of the last 10, with at least one of these in the last five years. Australia ups efforts against Queensland fruit fly …last_img read more