Monthly Archives: August 2010

E-mail Scheduling Coming to Gmail

Finally: E-mail scheduling coming to Gmail
No, not from Google, but from a browser plug-in called Boomerang for Gmail.

A company called Baydin sells a $14.95 product for Outlook called Boomerang for Outlook, which enables you to reschedule the delivery of e-mails you’ve received and also to schedule the sending of e-mails for some specific time in the future.

I’m sure Boomerang for Outlook, which I have not tried, adds convenience. But Outlook doesn’t need e-mail scheduling, because that functionality is already built-in.

Gmail, on the other hand, desperately needs it. Which is why Baydin’s Boomerang for Gmail will probably be very welcome. The product is a browser plug-in for both Firefox and Chrome currently in beta mode. If you sign up at the Baydin site, they’ll send you an invitation code. Or so they say. I’m still waiting for mine.

To use Boomerang, just click on a “Receive Later” button that the plug in adds. Then you select a date and time. Boomerang moves your message into Archives until the specified time, at which point it moves it back into your inbox, marks it “unread” and puts a star on it.

When in Gmail’s Compose mode, Boomerang offers a “Send Later” button. Clicking it lets you choose exactly when.

Read more @ http://www.itworld.com/internet/117967/finally-e-mail-scheduling-coming-gmail

What salesforce.com network IP addresses do I need to whitelist?

Salesforce.com has an IP address block allocated directly to salesforce.com by the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).

To provide continuity of service if you utilize email or IP address security filters, white list or otherwise add salesforce.com’s IP address space to your list of trusted addresses

The IP address spaces are as follows:

204.14.232.0/25 East Coast Data Center (set one)
204.14.233.0/25 East Coast Data Center (set two)
204.14.234.0/25 West Coast Data Center (set one)
204.14.235.0/25 West Coast Data Center (set two)
202.129.242.0/25 Singapore Data Center

To clarify, the “0/25″ that you see in the ranges refers to an abbreviated form of Classless Inter-domain routing notation. In essence this notation is a network number followed by a “/” and a number , the latter number indicates the number of 1′s (starting a the left most bit i.e MSB – most significant bit) in the subnet mask i.e the number of bits relevant to a network portion of the IP address. So “/25″ means 25 bits constitute the subnet mask of 255.255.255.128, and really 25 bits reserved for network address which is identified by performing bitwise “AND” to the full network number.

For example 204.14.232.0/25 means 2 possible networks in the form of 204.14.232.0 and 204.14.232.128 each having possible 126 hosts i.e total 252 hosts or IP addresses per specified range.

Salesforce – Hide standard buttons display (Working version)

There are many a times where we want to remove few standard buttons from page layout, but there is no such option to remove such restricted buttons. Few such buttons are …

  • “New Note” or “Attach File” button on Google Docs, Notes, & Attachments Related list
  • “Save & Send Invitation” button on New Event page
  • Following is a solution which will hide “Save & Send Invitation” button on New Event page

    STEP1: JAVASCRIPT Code. Create a JS file with below code

    function hideBtns()
    {
    if(document.getElementsByName(“sendEmail”)[0]!=null)
    document.getElementsByName(“sendEmail”)[0].style.display = ‘none’;
    if(document.getElementsByName(“sendEmail”)[1]!=null)
    document.getElementsByName(“sendEmail”)[1].style.display = ‘none’;
    }
    if (window.addEventListener) {
    window.addEventListener(“load”, hideBtns, false);
    }
    else if (window.attachEvent) {
    window.attachEvent(“onload”, hideBtns);
    }

    STEP2: Upload the JS file as a DOCUMENT

    STEP3: Create a Home Page Component of type (HTML Area)

    <script src=”/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=01530000001OcDl”></script>

    Here 01530000001OcDl is ID of document created in STEP2

    STEP4: Add above created Home page component in your home page layout.

    That’s it you are all set, now open New Event and add invitees, automatically the “Save & Send Invitation” button will disappear.

    Please note : If you have some functionality which you want to work across all pages or on every form then navigate to Setup then go to Customize->User Interface, check “Show Custom Sidebar Components on All Pages” under the Sidebar section.